We equip conscious lifestyle brands with the right design tools to flourish for success.

We believe that every business is unique, and so are you.
Our Shopify web design and development services is rooted in a strong strategy focused foundation to equip you with what you need to grow from an indie brand into a household name.

Meet Lea Gucciardi,
Creative Director & Owner

My goal is to help you crush your business goals, make you more money, and stay true to yourself in the process.

Having been a storyteller at heart since I could remember, I knew I could translate that passion into visuals that could elevate a brand’s presence.  The web is my medium, and your business is the masterpiece. Romantic prose, clever character story arcs and nuances of plot lines are the things that light my soul on fire.

After working with huge digital agencies, national retailers, and software studios, I wanted to bring the same quality of service for emerging DTC brands.

I started Arq Design Studio to help indie brands bringing life changing products into the hands of the dream customers. Your brand is more than just your shiny product, it's an epic adventure and I can’t wait to help you on your journey to success.

Let’s tell your story together.

Hi, my name is Lea. Designer, developer, and ecommerce expert

Our Stellar Team


Sr. Developer


Project Manager


Sr. Designer

We're always looking for talented people.

Interested in being part of the team? Have a passion for eCommerce?

story telling
data insights

Our unique approach is to look at everything through the strategic lens of connecting with your customers through informative data and emotive story telling, to get real results.

Can design truly help my business?

Here’s the thing…...good design driven by strategy does so much more than just make your website look good. Imagine if you could...
Make more money but advertise less...
Keep more of your profit...
Have the confidence to launch your brand at the price point you want...
Double your customer retention...
Sell out your next product launch or pre-sell it to raving fans...
Have a lush list of keen customers ready to buy on launch day...
Keep annoying customers out of your inbox...
Create asset value in your company for your exit strategy...

Our Signature Services


Bespoke packages
Starting at mid-four figures. Get in touch for pricing.
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Shopify Accelerator

1 week intensives
Starting at low-four figures. Get in touch for pricing.
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Shopify Revamp

Bespoke Packages
Starting at mid-four figures. Get in touch for pricing.
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the numbers
Average conversion rate increase.
Sites created since 2011.
12 years
We’ve been doing this for a while.
Cities. Our team is in Toronto and Vancouver.

Ready to launch your new chapter?

Interested in working together? We’d love to hear from you! Fill out the client application and we can explore what's next for your brand.