About LaLa Projects

Established in 2014

Founded in 2014, with a commitment to creative services, genuine engagement, and outstanding work product. Our offerings include web design, development, and online marketing, with plans for expansion in the future.

Lala Projects was brought to life on the principle that everything we create should Be Amazing. Our collective of creatives are educated and experienced allowing us to provide professional services with a friendly touch. Client satisfaction is our highest priority throughout the entire process.

As a group, we combine efforts for each project, bouncing off one another’s individual abilities to give you the best person for the job in each area of expertise. We look forward to sharing our years of experience with you in your next project!

Debra Lanning

Owner & Lead Designer

Bringing big visions to life comes naturally to graphic designer, developer, and project manager Debra Lanning.  She delivers creative solutions and fully integrated brand plans. Debra’s keen sense for the tools that developers use helps her create designs tailored to the client’s unique system. Her web-based design work now represents clients across the country.

In 2014, Debra launched LaLa Projects a website design and online marketing business. Backed by a degree in fine arts and nearly a decade of experience in web design and project management, Debra hit the ground running. In 2015, she completed a web developer certification through NMC. Today, she specializes in WordPress.  She uses the latest project management tools and design technology such as Sketch and Invision to bring fresh ideas to life.

Her love for Northern Michigan lends a sense of real connection and authenticity to locally produced projects. Debra followed her entrepreneurial spirit to Traverse City back in 2004—because home is where the heart is. Small town charm and the great outdoors keep her rooted Up North where competitive sail racing, hiking, and being at the lake are always close.

Skills & Services

  • agile project management
  • custom website design
  • responsive website design
  • seo (search engine optimization)
  • sem (search engine marketing)
  • graphic design
  • brand integration
  • content development
  • social media setup
  • google analytics
  • google adwords
  • google plus & maps
  • domain & hosting

Programs & Products

  • photoshop
  • illustrator
  • indesign
  • dreamweaver
  • sketch
  • invision app
  • word
  • excel
  • access
  • mail chimp
  • icontact
  • constant contact
  • weebly
  • wordpress
  • squarespace
  • facebook
  • instagram
  • linked in
  • twitter

Languages & Libraries

  • html 5
  • css
  • bootstrap
  • font awesome
  • advanced custom fields
  • php
  • jquery
  • javascript
  • foundation


Riley Holbrook

Online Marketing Associate

Riley is passionate about business strategy, online marketing, and building brand loyalty. Backed by an education in Advertising and Communications from Grand Valley State University, Riley specializes in creating and analyzing digital campaigns using Facebook Business, Instagram, Twitter, and Google platforms.

His study of marketing and communications combined with his work experience in sales, social media management, and customer relations has created a strong foundation from which to launch his career.  He enjoys putting together thoughtful and cost-efficient online marketing campaigns for LaLa clients.

When he is not in the office he adds balance to his life by spending time outdoors and travels Michigan seeking creative inspiration through nature. As a Subaru Brand Ambassador, he always strives to “share the love” with others along the way.

Skills & Services

  • Copywriting
  • Content Strategy
  • Social Marketing Strategy
  • Adwords Campaign Development
  • Facebook & Instagram Campaign Development
  • Pinterest Campaign Development
  • Mail Chimp Templates
  • Mail Chimp Campain Development

Programs & Products

  • Photoshop
  • Word
  • Excel
  • Google Doc
  • Google Sheets
  • Google Drive
  • Google Adwords
  • Facebook Analytics
  • Google Analytics
  • WordPress Content Management
  • Square Content Management
  • Mail Chimp
  • Generosity.com

Social Channels

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • YouTube
  • Pinterest

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(When we are not in front of our computers)