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Plum is a design studio empowering food, beverage, and hospitality businesses through strategic brand, packaging, and web design.

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Mariel headshot with computer. Photo by Kat Berbari

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Hi, I'm Mariel

So glad you're here! I'm the creative behind Plum Design Studio. With over 12 years of experience, I build authentic brands and strategic websites which help businesses thrive. I believe quality design is rooted in empathy and thoughtfulness. I always aim to get to know my clients and truly understand their goals so that I can provide them with a solution that is tailored to their needs. I find so much joy in helping my clients tell their stories and share their visions through design.

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“She listened to and embraced my big ideas, then went above and beyond executing them into fruition. From the initial brainstorm, to revisions and refinement, it was an inspiring, collaborative, and truly thoughtful process!”

— Kellan, Goddess Mousse

“Mariel did an incredible job of listening to my needs and bringing the brand vision to life! Her designs are unique and beautiful and she perfectly captured the aesthetic I was looking for.”

— Kelly, May Leave Stars

“Working with Mariel to develop my branding and build my website was such a wonderful experience. She was able to bring my vision to life through a well thought out process, asking the right questions, and always thinking a step ahead.”

— Jaclyn, Push-ups & Peanut Butter

“Working with Mariel has been an absolute dream. It blows my mind how quickly she got a feel for where our visual brand was and where it could go.”

— Eva, HealthSherpa

“Mariel is very skilled at asking the right questions to get to the exact specifics of what you want and responding with empathy and understanding. She is very professional and adaptable to feedback. I would highly recommend working with Mariel!”

— Kelly, May Leave Stars

“Mariel took the time to truly understand my ideas and intentions, while also offering her invaluable professional opinion and expertise. Her ability to incorporate her hand drawn images into my project was an added surprise.”

— Jaclyn, Push-ups & Peanut Butter

“Mariel is so wonderful to work with and such a talented designer! Our engagement went SO smoothly and I walked away with results that I was thrilled with!”

— Hil, VivorCare

“Throughout the last several years, I’ve collaborated with Mariel on a wide range of projects. I’ve been extremely impressed with the quality of Mariel’s work, her professionalism, her communication, and her thoroughness in all matters.”

— Pablo, Dedrone

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