Hi! I’m Lara and I’m the owner, designer, and developer behind Yay! Graphic Design.
Hello there! I’m Lara, the creative engine behind Yay! Graphic Design. As the owner, designer, and developer, I bring my passion and expertise to every project I undertake.
Originally from New York, I made the leap to Denver in 2008. Back then, I held the position of Managing Director at a hospitality art consulting firm. However, tragically my boss, Renee Fotouhi, a renowned NYC art dealer and consultant, passed away at the young age of 50. This life-altering experience served as a stark reminder of life’s brevity. It was in that moment that I realized I wanted to forge my own path and work independently. With over five years of managing every aspect of Renee’s business, I discovered my calling: serving small businesses.
Since that pivotal moment, I’ve been dedicated to my craft. Since 2012, I’ve operated my current business with a mission to cater specifically to women and queer-owned small businesses. My specialization lies in branding, graphics, and web design. I’m recognized for my adaptable and clean style, incorporating hand-drawn graphics and meticulous attention to detail. I take great pride in having served over 500 small businesses since transitioning to full-time work for myself. What sets me apart is my genuine care for my clients, my keen eye for detail, and my exceptional sense of style.
My journey hasn’t been without challenges, but it has led me to where I am today: invigorated and eager to serve the small business community in Denver and beyond. As a mom of two incredible kids, the flexibility of my career allows me to be present for them. In addition to Yay! Graphic Design, I’m also the proud owner of Ollie + Iggy Kids, a gender-free pop-up clothing boutique for children and babies. Furthermore, I volunteer my time to Offbeat Market, a community-centered organization, where I lend my hand in creating and maintainingtheir website and monthly graphics.
I’m thrilled about the opportunities ahead and the chance to make a positive impact on my niche market. Let’s bring your vision to life together!