Debra Lanning - Founder / Creative Director of LaLa Projects.

Debra Lanning

Founder / Creative Director

Bringing big visions to life comes naturally to founder and creative director Debra Lanning. She delivers creative solutions and fully integrated brand plans. Debra’s keen sense of 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 creative agency that focuses on web design and development. Backed by a degree in fine arts and nearly a decade of experience in web design and project management, Debra hit the ground running. Today, Debra specializes in WordPress and Advanced Custom Fields. She uses the latest project management tools and design technology, such as Sketch and Invision, to bring fresh ideas to life.

Her love of travel and adventure motivated her to start a business that supports the digital nomad lifestyle. She is rooted in Northern Michigan for the warm months, exploring the warmer climates in the winter. The last couple of winters have been spent in the Valley of the Sun in Arizona. With the Covid Pandemic looming she will be hunkering down up north until it is safe to resume travels.

Her connection to Northern Michigan lends a sense of real 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.


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Debra loves the digital nomad lifestyle. Follow along on her adventures. She loves to travel, hike, and sail.

Merry Chistmas Eve! We’ve had a blast with our pop up biz @thedashingsanta thanks to all that joined in the fun. It really made the 2020 holiday season more enjoyable. ...

Twinkle Lights are always a good idea. Merry almost Christmas 🎅🏻 ...

I am working on embracing the Hygge philosophy this winter. ...

Loving this label and the wine is good too, haha! @chateau.chantal ...

Fresh Frittata using up our venison taco meat. ...

View from the High Rollaways ...

Walks in the neighborhood. ...

Chilling on the lawn while I worked outside yesterday. looking handsome in his old age, he turns 15 in November. ...

Whiski Dog maxing and relaxing cabin style. ...

Getting cozy on Namaste Island. ...

RIP RBG. (Image credit: teepublic.com) ...

I might be a little late for #nationaldogday. Whiski says helloooo for the shores of Lake Michigan. He loves the beach! A dog after my own heart. ...

Whiski Dog in his favorite field. ...

I love waking up on @namasteislandtc #coffeelover ...

My sweet niece and nephew created handmade flowers and lady bugs for my birthday. I love the kiddos and the flowers!! They brightened my day 🙂 ...

Beautiful day to put the pontoon boat in for Namaste Island! ...

Sunset in the Arizona high country. Nice trees! ...