Too busy to build your own Squarespace site? Want to launch professionally & QUickly?
Design-in-a-Day is a collaboration with Squarespace trainer, web design partner and copy wiz, Kath O'Malley. We snap together a polished website based on a Squarespace template. This is a quick, efficient process to get you online in time for that critical client presentation or unexpected opportunity that demands a solid online presence. Design-in-a-Day isn't a custom website design process, it's an alternative to get you up and running—fast.
How Squarespace Design in a Day Works
1. Get Started
Schedule your day (including a 50% deposit—the balance is due on your Design Day) & fill out a clear, concise questionnaire so we can get to know you, your business and style. We'll coordinate with you and ask any questions prior to your Design Day.
2. Get Ready
Prepare and organize your text and imagery. You'll upload all of this to a shared Google Drive account. We'll take a look at these items & make sure your desired template will suit your content or recommend the best one for your needs. Design in a Day clients are also eligible for a complimentary 30-minute Mini Strategy Session with Sarah.
3. Get Launched
In just one day, we'll create your new Squarespace website and train you on how to maintain it. We'll also complete basic SEO and light proofreading to make sure you're ready to go. Celebrate!
Is Design in a Day right for you?
Design in a Day is great for:
- Solo or very small service-based businesses—most of our DIAD clients' businesses are 0-2 years old
Clients committed to supplying all of their content prior to your Design Day
Clients who are clear on what their style is and have spotted a few templates from Squarespace that appeal to you
Businesses excited about speed being their number one priority and are eager to learn how to maintain their site
Common Design in a Day clients include: consultants and coaches, florists, copywriters, very young startups, bloggers and artists in need of a portfolio
Design in a Day won't work for:
An established company that needs a site larger than five pages
Clients in need of the special design details such as custom coding, handcrafted icons, integrations, or interactive elements (if you need icons, we can provide those as an add-on option)
Individuals needing to go through a design discovery and revision process—a custom design process would be a better fit
Clients who are uncertain or unprepared with regard to your content
E-commerce websites—we can add that on later, though!
Design in a Day includes all the essentials to get your online presence up and running. Special touches such as search engine optimization and top-notch training are 100% included in this package, so you can be confident that this is a ready-to-go website you can launch immediately.
- A Google Drive workbook and email check-ins to help you get your copy and images organized prior to your dedicated Design Day
- Our content gathering mini-course so you can get ready for your project
- Five Squarespace page layouts (or a single long-scroll site with five sections) based on the template you choose (or we recommend) + blog set up
- Customizing your fonts and color palette so your site is special and stylish
- Training (via Skype) on how to use your website, and custom tutorial videos
If we set up your Squarespace account, you'll also receive Sarah's exclusive Squarespace discount on your subscription
Basic Squarespace search engine optimization, including submitting your site to Google and Bing
A 35-point settings and tech review, including domain mapping, adding meta information, regional settings, social sharing images, domain setup, and more
Light proofreading and fixes on design day
Professional design oversight and review from an official Squarespace Specialist with 8+ years of Squarespace expertise
Design in a Day clients are also eligible for a complimentary 30-minute Mini Strategy Session with Sarah (a $90 value) to talk through your website objectives, structure, flow and functionality.
2018 Rate: $1,550
Your Design-in-A-Day Team
Sarah Moon, Designer/Squarespace Specialist
Sarah provides oversight and a designer's eye on your Design-in-a-Day process. She is also your point of contact if you need additional services such as logo design or an email newsletter. Sarah is also available when you're ready to take your site to the next level with a fully custom design.
Kath O'Malley, Production Wiz
Kath coordinates your Design Day, lending her eagle eye to your content and laying out all your pages. She'll be the person you talk to most on the day your site is constructed and she'll get you trained on your new Squarespace site in no time. Kath's a real pro--you'll love working with her.
Design in a Day FAQ
How much does Design in a Day cost?
Design in a Day is currently $1,550 (USD). You can add on additional services such as newsletter design or a strategy session with Sarah before or after your Design Day as well.
Can we schedule a consultation call about Design in a Day?
In order to keep costs down, we are unable to offer free consultations for Design in a Day. However, if you're wanting to talk through your website strategy, Sarah offers website strategy sessions that some DIAD clients take advantage of. Learn more about this option here.
What if my content isn't ready on my Design Day?
You have two choices: 1) You can reschedule your Design Day once without penalty. 2) We can populate your site with placeholder text and imagery and Kath will teach you how to swap it out.
Can I do Design in a Day in person?
Design in a Day is completely remote! We collaborate virtually over Skype or Zoom, plus email. If you're interested in a customized, in-person process, reach out and we'll discuss options. You'll be shocked how little you need to be involved on your Design in a Day! As long as you do your homework (complete our questionaires, view our tutorial videos, etc), we get to work and deliver a completed website! You can schedule your training and review session the day of or a day or two later–Kath will reach out to make this happen!
Are payment plans available?
Design in a Day is payable in two parts, the first two secure your Design Day, the second is due at the beginning of your Design Day.
What's included in Design in a Day?
You will get a completely designed five page website (or single page, long-scroll site) designed on the Squarespace platform, training, proofreading, domain mapping, basic search engine optimization and more. It's all the pieces you need to have a starter website for your small business or a great portfolio to show off to prospective employers or clients.
Will you create graphics for me?
This is available as an add-on prior to your Design Day.
What if I want more than five pages?
We can only accommodate five pages in a single day, but some clients choose to add additional pages later on. Pricing for this starts at $195/page. Reach out to learn more about your options.
I'm nervous about not having good imagery to use–can you help?
Sure! We've curated a selected of free and paid stock imagery for our Design in a Day clients to use. Just let us know when you inquire and we'll share that file with you.
What if I want something more custom?
Then a strategic, custom website is probably a better option. At this time, we do not offer an "in between" process, but we may in the future–sign up for our newsletter to stay in the loop.