THE DESIGNLANE TEAM
We (Lara & Amanda (Jane)) met over 10 years ago while studying Graphic Design In Sydney. After 10 years of holidays, weddings, big moves, renovations, babies and a lot of wine we continue to be the best of friends and great business partners. You can read more about our individual achievements below.
I landed in Newcastle from Sydney back in 2006 and have since acquired a dog, a cat, three beautiful children and a very handsome husband. Throw in a few moves, some renovations, beautiful beaches, holidays, lots of laughs and a heap of new friends, life doesn’t get much better!
I am a little crazy and have a brain without an off switch that processes information way faster than my mouth manages to spit the words out. I am constantly coming up with new projects and activities and after years of trying to complete my ever growing 'to do' list I have finally accepted that I love to be busy.
I love meeting and working with new people, hearing their stories and learning new things. I am relaxed and flexible, love to laugh and always see the funny side of a situation.
Five years ago, with the desire to find a life that was relaxed, happy and well balanced, my now husband and I relocated with our dog Nellie to Newcastle. With a fantastic group of friends, beaches on our doorstep and my trip to work cut from one and a half hours to 10 minutes it was a no brainer! Fast forward to today, my husband and I have a beautiful house that we just renovated and two handsome little boys. Nellie is still around although a little grey around the chops and we have added a cat along the way too. Needless to say my life is busy and chaotic but so much fun and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Confusing it may seem but I also go by two names. I am often referred to as Jane, my middle name. My sister started it and it just caught on. For me it’s a nick name but many people only know me as Jane.
I love a challenge and especially love that feeling when you’ve accomplished something you’ve worked really hard on. This is very important for me as I am also a serial procrastinator! I am an enthusiastic, happy person and always try to take the positive out of life and live in the moment.
I look forward to hopefully working with you in the near future.