Highly Anticipated is the essential excitement to dream big. I believe in creating the right work to produce the right results.

In 2015, Highly Anticipated was founded from resilence and parental love. Lacey Jayne, a new graduate of an expensive user experience design program, found herself unemployed after a decade of being a stay-at-home mom and working in graphic design on the side. Divorced, and out of options, her parents suggested applying for a gig at the new law firm they were forming. After the first branding and website project, she was hooked. Highly Anticipated was formed as a way for Lacey to consult with service-based business to make an impact with design and branding.

Take a look at the portfolio of work. Can’t identify a unique style of design? Good. Lacey’s style has always been making your company attractive to your ideal client. Design has never been about pushing the designer’s agenda or winning awards. The reward is clients coming back and saying “The brand you designed is great! Our clients are seeing us differently and it’s closing sales.”


Lacey comes from a family of lawyers and fine artists. At the age of nine, she may have been the only one in her class who could use the word tort in a sentence. She abandoned early dreams of a career in international law to work in real estate, where she designed fliers for home listings. Her instinct for design compelled her to go far beyond fliers. Encouraged by others, Lacey recognized her gift of design as her passion.

Lacey’s innate capacity to design for beauty and function is enhanced by her intimate knowledge of the challenges that legal professionals face. Her combined path of graphic design and executive skills can be described by paraphrasing the lines by Robert Frost:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—

Blazed a trail to encompass both,

And that makes all the difference.

Lacey enjoys traveling, knitting, and cooking, and she never misses an episode of Sunday Morning.


Clients come to Lacey saying, “I just need one little thing.” They are surprised and delighted when she asks questions that include, not one, but all functional areas of their business. The unique fingerprint that distinguishes Lacey is her recognition of the undercurrent that the client doesn’t think to ask for. She generously provides that as part of her service. That is unequivocally her value.