Design Intensives

Looking for high-quality design without the lengthy timeline or hefty price tag? A focused and collaborative design sprint will allow us to build your brand, refresh your website, or simply check some design tasks off of your to-do list – within one week or less.

It could be the right time to invest in a Design Intensive if:

You are in the early stages of your business and just need the brand essentials to get started rather than an in-depth, strategic design process

You are on a tight timeline and don't want to spend weeks of back and forth on a full-service design package

You have tried to DIY your brand visuals but aren't feeling super confident about what you are putting out there

Your budget is limited and you aren’t ready to invest in custom design just yet

You trust in my expertise and believe my style aligns with your brand’s aesthetic

You enjoy a fast-paced process and are good at making quick decisions

design intensive offerings

Brand in a Week

A simplified version of my Custom Brand Package condensed into a one week process. Includes:

  • 1 Hour Discovery Call
  • A minimal Primary Logo & Submark
  • Color palette
  • Font Pairings
  • Brand Style Guide
  • 1 round of revisions

Website in a Week

A simplified version of my Custom Web Package condensed into a one week process. Includes:

  • A 4-6 page Webflow template customized to fit your brand
  • Image Optimization & Basic SEO
  • CMS setup for up to 10 items
  • Video training on how to maintain your site
  • 1 round of revisions

Design Days

A day (or half day) dedicated to you and your business. You'll have my undivided attention so I can answer questions, help you brainstorm, or simply check some design projects off of your to-do list. During a mid-day check in I will share my progress and gather your feedback. By the end of the day, I'll provide you with final files and video walkthroughs of the work I've completed.

How it Works



After we select a start date for your project, I'll invite you to our shared Notion workspace. Each intensive will require you to complete a few tasks before your project begins (completing questionnaires, adding visual inspiration, etc.). We'll kick things off with a call to review everything and make sure we are on the same page.


design & Refine

Time to dive into designing! I'll create a project schedule to keep track of when deliverables and feedback are due. After sharing my progress and gathering your feedback, I'll make revisions to address any changes you'd like to see. For web intensives, I'll be sure to test your website across different browsers and devices.



I’ll send you an organized folder of all final files and assets. For brand intensives, I'll provide a brand style guide that will offer the guidance you need to maintain your new brand. For web intensives, I'll send you a training video on how to edit your Webflow website. You should now have all the tools you need to confidently present your brand to the world!


How does an Intensive differ from your custom design packages?

An Intensive is a simplified and condensed version of my custom design packages. You'll still walk away with professional, high-quality design but we won't dive as deep into the strategy behind the design. Brand and web intensives include 1 round of revisions, where custom packages typically include 2 rounds of revisions. Intensives are completed within 1 week or less, where custom packages can take anywhere from 6-10 weeks.

What do I need to provide?

For Design Days, I'll need your prioritized list of tasks you'd like me to accomplish. For brand and web intensives, I'll send you a questionnaire to fill out before your project start date. I'll be asking you all about your business, your goals, visual inspiration, etc. For web projects, you'll also need to provide written copy and professional photography that will be displayed on your site. I can suggest a copywriter or photographer if you need a recommendation. Throughout the project, you'll need to provide feedback on the design concepts that I present to you.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes! I always break projects up into payments to make the investment a little easier. I require a 50% deposit for all Intensive projects in order to hold your spot. The other 50% is charged at the end of the Intensive.

Is an Intensive the right fit for me?

Intensives are best for newer businesses who may still be figuring out their target audience and brand values. Design Days are best for returning clients who need additional design support.

What can we accomplish in a Design Day?

Design Days are time-based and do not include guaranteed deliverables. Before you book your Design Day, we'll discuss your task list and I'll give you an estimate of what I think I'll be able to accomplish. You always have the option of booking an additional Design Day if there are more tasks you'd like me to complete.

How do you get everything done in such a short period of time?

After 10+ years of experience as a designer, I've learned to work efficiently without sacrificing the quality of my work. I've structured these intensives in a way that allows us to do some discovery before we kick off the day/week together. This way, we have a plan of action from the start and I can immediately dive into design work.

kind words

“Mariel worked so quickly but still with such care and expertise. Things never felt rushed, instead it felt like an intensive and highly collaborative week that was hugely productive.”

— Kelly Horan, Starfruit

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