WHy waste your time trying to DIY Your website when you could be working on growing your business?
Design in a Day™ is a collaboration with our Squarespace trainer, web design partner and copy wiz, Kath O'Malley. We craft a polished, marketing-focused website using best practices in a single day. 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 something a little different, resulting in a unique, stylish and effective website—fast and efficiently.
How Squarespace Design in a Day™ Works
1. Get Started
Schedule your day (including payment) & 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 the day before your Design Day.
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. If you’ve added done for you SEO, that will happen after your site is live.
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 their Design Day™, or who are excited about investing in copywriting to ensure they launch the right way
Clients who are clear on what their style is and know Squarespace is the right solution
Businesses who are eager to learn how to maintain their site
Clients trust that we’ll create a stunning site using best practices
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:
Agencies wishing to white label web design to their clients (we are unable to make an exception to this policy, but appreciate your referrals).
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)
Substantive website redesigns—this process is best suited for newer sites
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!
Rate: $2,200 (prepaid) or 2 payments of $1,150
Design in a Day™ includes all the essentials to get your online presence up and running. Special touches such as basic search engine optimization and top-notch training are 100% included in this package, so you can be confident that this is a professional, ready-to-go website you can launch immediately.
A discovery workbook and email check-ins to help you get your copy, content 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) + blog set up
Crafting your typographic and color palette so your site is special and stylish
Training on how to use your website, and custom tutorial videos
A complimentary 30-minute Mini Strategy Session the day before your Design Day with Sarah (a $90 value) to talk through your website objectives, structure, flow and functionality.
Have business questions too? No problem—book an extra hour-long strategy session at a discounted rate available only to Design in a Day™ clients.
You'll also receive Sarah's exclusive Squarespace discount on your subscription
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 on Design Day
Professional design and review from an official Squarespace Specialist with 10+ years of Squarespace and design expertise with a background in PR and organizational strategy
Two simple payment options - one-time and 2-part payments, whatever is most comfortable for you (and, yes, we accept all major credit cards and ACH transfers)
Rate: $2,200 (prepaid) or 2 payments of $1,150
*Many of our Design in a Day™ clients elect to add on additional solutions, such as strategy sessions with Sarah, a logo, newsletter design or copywriting. Reach out at the link below, if you'd like more information!
Check Out Some of Our Favorite Design in a Day™ Projects
Each of these projects represents a distinctive, effective Squarespace website that’s focused on our clients’ business goals—all crafted in just one day.
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.
You will be able to take advantage of a mini Strategy Session with Sarah the day before your Design Day, and you’ll also receive at least two videos during your “website reveal.” The first video digs into the overall strategy of your website and how it connects to your business or organizational goals, while the second is a page-by-page nuts and bolts review of your site and its design and functionality.
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.
On your Design Day, Kath will lead you through your website review session and teach you how to keep your site up to date and running smoothly. She’ll also help you to understand how you can adapt and grow your site as your needs change, which is critical when you’re starting out!
Design in a Day™ FAQ
Please note: Design in a Day™ is NOT available for agencies looking to "white label" services to their clients.
We only work directly with clients and are unable to make an exception to this rule.
We do however, appreciate and value your referrals to your clients.
How much does Design in a Day™ cost?
Design in a Day™ is currently $2,200 (prepaid) or 2 payments of $1,150. You can add on additional services such as newsletter design or a strategy session with Sarah before or after your Design Day as well. You can also add additional training with Kath after your Design Day, should you need a refresher.
How available do I need to be on my Design Day?
You'll need to be around for at least one hour beginning at 1:30pm Pacific. We typically schedule Design in a Day™ for Thursdays.
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 prepaid. However, we do offer a two-part payment plan, the first to secure your Design Day, the second is due at the beginning of your Design Day.
What if I want lots of revisions?
Then it's likely Design in a Day™ isn't the right solution for you. Thanks to our research and commitment to using best design and marketing practices, we're confident that multiple revision rounds aren't necessary in this process.
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.
When will my site go live?
Kath will help you map your domain during your training session. As a result, unless you wish to hold back your launch for a special day, your site goes live on your Design Day.
Will you create graphics for me?
This is available as an add-on prior to your Design Day. We also recommend Creative Market as a great source of ready to go icons, textures, and backgrounds.
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 $225/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.
What if I don't like my design?
Frankly, that's never happened! But, in the even you want a different look for your site, we do offer a half day design revision (as scheduling allows) for a reduced rate of $995. Content revisions are the responsibility of the client, as we expect all content to be in final state when we receive it. You'll receive A+ training on how to modify your content, though!