Born in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Lara's main interests are photography, DJing, art and food culture. Seattle is now her home, where she is constantly drawing upon her daily experiences to push her creative pursuits. Lara's personal intention, is to be able to balance making a living at game art, while maintaining the freedom to hone other creative pursuits.
Lara moved to the United States in 1997, right after completing the Vancouver Film School's classical animation course. Her first experience working in games, was as a 2D animator for KnowWonder
(a.k.a. Amaze Entertainment
), and then full time at Humongous Entertainment
, where she worked for 4 years on popular children's adventure titles such as Pajama Sam
, Blue's Clues
, and Backyard Baseball
After major cutbacks in the industry, Humongous Entertainment (then acquired by Atari, Inc.) had to lay off most of it's employee's. For the next 3.5 years, Lara contracted with such companies as Sucker Punch Productions
and TeachTown, Inc.
, the latter of which specializes in online therapy programs for kids with Autism.
Currently, Lara is a full time employee as a games artist at Big Fish Games
, a successful online game company located in downtown Seattle, WA.
- Mystery Case Files: 13th Skull (2011), Big Fish Games, Inc
- Hidden Expedition: Devil's Triangle (2009), Big Fish Games, Inc
- Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove (2009), Big Fish Games, Inc
- Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove (Collector's Edition) (2009), Big Fish Games, Inc
- Hidden Expedition: Amazon (2008), Big Fish Games, Inc
- Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir (2008), Nintendo of America Inc.
- Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst (2008), Big Fish Games, Inc
- Hidden Expedition: Everest (2007), Big Fish Games, Inc
- Mystery Case Files: Madame Fate (2007), Big Fish Games, Inc
- Mystery in London (2007), Big Fish Games, Inc
- Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst (2006), Big Fish Games, Inc
- Pajama Sam: Life is Rough When You Lose Your Stuff (2003), Atari, Inc.
- Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus (2002), Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.
- Backyard Football 2002 (2001), Infogrames Interactive, Inc.
- Backyard Soccer MLS Edition (2001), Infogrames, Inc.
- Backyard Baseball 2001 (2000), Humongous Entertainment, Inc.
- Pajama Sam 3: You Are What You Eat From Your Head To Your Feet (2000), Humongous Entertainment, Inc.
- Blue's ABC Time Activities (1999), Humongous Entertainment, Inc.
- Young Dilbert Hi-Tech Hijinks (1997), KnowWonder, Inc.