We help ambitious brands on Shopify connect deeper and convert with ease.

Arq Design Studio - Shopify Agency in Toronto Canada

now booking Q4 - Klaviyo and Shopify Theme projects

A Shopify Partner Agency

Want to grow your brand from an indie sensation to a household name? We'll help you get there.

Our clients span a variety of industries including lifestyle, wellness, beauty and fashion. We take pride in shaping them to become leaders in their industry. At Arq, we thrive on seeing our client’s success stories through a results driven approach, helping them see that laying a solid foundation of storytelling in all their digital marketing touch-points is the core of what shapes a successful brand.

Our Services

We offer a range of packaged and custom offerings, focusing on branding and Shopify web design and development for DTC brands all over the world.

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Brand Curation

Brand Strategy
Logos and Marks
Identity Suite
Art Direction
Print Collateral
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Digital Experience

Brand Messaging
UX Design
Shopify Development
Shopify Apps
Conversion Optimization
eComm Strategy
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Growth Marketing

Email Marketing
Loyalty Programs
Subscription Programs
Site Content
Sales Funnels

Our clients have been featured in


"I recently hired Arq to create a number of email flows for my business, and I cannot speak highly enough about their work. From our initial consultation to the final product, the team was extremely attentive to my needs and preferences, and they executed my vision flawlessly. The design was not only visually stunning but also effective in engaging and retaining subscribers. I received numerous compliments on the new design, and it has undoubtedly contributed to increased engagement... I would highly recommend them to anyone..."

- Stephanie C, Bluum Maison

"[Arq] knocked it out of the park with the first mockups, which was a relief. As a new business owner I have so much on my plate to do, and having a team that "gets it" (from design aesthetic to brand voice to development) alleviated a lot of stress + saved time. Launch day was another favorite. Switching the store from a draft to live and seeing the first order come in was a highlight, ... when I started looking, I was looking for a website developer, but got so much more!"

- Sam Hoff, Pottery with a purpose

After several false starts spanning a few years, lots of hard work, lessons learnt, tears, stress and frustration, we have launched our new website! We found the most phenomenal agency in Canada called Arq Design Studio and they not only launched our site on time, but a week early. ... we're delighted with the site and really happy with how it now reflects our branding so beautifully. A huge well done to the Arq team and founder Lea Gucciardi

- Melanie Lawson, Founder Bare Biology

"Let's talk about Lea and the entire Arq team... They True professionals, like the most organized of anyone I have ever seen or ever worked with... the entire process end to end was super seamless, so easy. Like I said like attention to detail, I absolutely loved it and I cannot WAIT to work with them again"

- Rachelle Saevil - Creative director saevil Row

"We received a beautifully designed and functioning website for a fair price and in a relatively short timeframe. This is the best solution for small businesses like ourselves that want to work with top professionals in a price they can afford. I really enjoyed your professionalism, expertise and design capabilities. It really felt like we are getting the best possible return on our investment."

- David, Founder Waka Coffee co.