Designed to Connect Deeper, Built to Convert with Ease.

for Wellness and Lifestyle Brands

If you're a building a wellness brand, you understand that a cookie-cutter approach to design and build just won't cut it. Your brand deserves a custom touch that reflects its unique personality and resonates with your audience.

Build a story your customers buy into and embody, not just an online store.

Your brand deserves an online presence that accurately reflects its unique identity and values. We specialize in creating custom Shopify websites for wellness brands, ensuring that every aspect of your website is tailored to your specific needs and requirements. From initial consultation to final launch, we'll work closely with you to create a website that is both beautiful and functional, delivering an exceptional user experience for your customers. Whether you're looking to improve your online sales and conversions, showcase your brand's personality, or prepare for a venture capital investment, our expert team of designers and developers can help you achieve your goals.

Does this sound familar?

Limited by old tech and lack of friendly DIYable customization
Are you tired of feeling restricted by Shopify's templates and themes? Do you want to create a unique website that stands out from the crowd? Our custom design services allow you to have complete control over your website's look and feel. We'll work with you to create a design that perfectly reflects your brand and sets you apart from your competitors. PLUS - you will be able to manage it with less development costs.

Low Conversion rates and inconsistent data
Are you struggling to convert website visitors into customers? Can't seem to figure out where the leaks are happening? Our team of experts will optimize your website's design and user experience to ensure that every visitor has a seamless shopping experience that drives them towards a purchase.

Limited functionality limiting your growth
Are you frustrated by the limited functionality of Shopify's built-in features? Our team can help you add custom features and functionality that will enhance your website's user experience and improve your overall business operations. From setting you up with the most ideal technical stack for overall features but also operational ease.

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Who You Are

You're don't identify as a "Brand Owner". You're a regular person who created a product out of necessity, and it's helped you create a wildly successful business. One that solved a very real pain-point in your life (literally or figuratively) and your indie brand was born out of love and a lot of elbow grease. Now your indie brand has grown to be a household name, and it needs an online home fit for its trajectory.

You may be struggling to differentiate your brand from the competition, having a hard time communicating your brand message, or simply seeking a more personalized experience for your customers. Whatever your challenges may be, our expert team is here to help.

Plus, you want a partner you can rely on not just for a "one-off" project, but to be a long term reliable partner for your business - one that cares about your customers just as much as you do.

We build stories, not stores.

We understand the challenges that come with building a successful online business. From creating a user-friendly interface to integrating social media and other marketing channels, there are many moving parts to consider. Our team of Shopify experts is here to help you every step of the way. We'll take the time to understand your brand's unique personality, values, and goals, and build a custom Shopify store that represents your brand in the best possible way.
Custom feature consulting
Theme Development
Shopify page design
Email Integration
SEO optimization
Landing Pages
Custom pages
Speed optimization
Information Architecture
Content Strategy
Our shopify custom web design service for Arrae helped them convert visitors from UGC and influencers to increase online sales by >1,000% in the week after the redesign launch
Meet Lea Gucciardi,
Creative Director

I have trained and curated an innovative team, specializing in creating custom Shopify experiences for wellness and lifestyle brands worldwide. We know that as a small business owner, you want a website that not only looks beautiful but also effectively communicates your brand story and converts visitors into loyal customers. We understand that as a wellness brand owner, you're not just selling a product - you're selling a lifestyle. That's why we take a personalized approach to every project we work on. We get to know you, your brand, and your target audience so that we can create a Shopify store that perfectly reflects your vision and resonates with your customers.

Shopify is our teams specialty - nothing else.

My team would be so excited to help you bring your brand new life through our high-touch client experience.

Lea Gucciardi Headshot founder of Arq Design StudioLea Gucciardi Headshot founder of Arq Design Studio
Hi, my name is Lea. Designer, developer, and ecommerce expert

Our Values

Arq's friction free process strives to be the support for our clients by:

Leading with compassion

Our clients are busy entrepreneurs who might be doing everything themselves and are overwhelmed. We endure to make an experience that's friction free, organized, and alleviate anxiety so you focus your energy elsewhere.

Providing clarity

Building an ecommerce business can be like staring into a black hole of the unknown. We don't have anything to prove by talking over your head. We speak with the intent to equip you with the knowledge you need to succeed.

Infusing Joy

Long projects are draining on everyone. We only work with clients we're excited about, allowing a mutual passion for your business to bleed into every facet of our time together. Our goal is to make you feel excited for every phase on this journey, from concept to completion.

Creating with Integrity

We're creating an experience to connect with your ideal customers - that means we sometimes push back on what you think you want. We're here to help you arrive at the right destination and we operate on providing our insights candidly and collaboratively, but we need your trust to help us move forward with radical candor.

Shopify Rates

Get in touch for more accurate pricing as all projects vary in complexity.

Shopify Design & Build Blueprint

2 payments of $2,500 USD

Our expert team will work with you to define your goals and create a personalized strategy that caters to your unique business needs. You know pulling in a template, applying your brand is not going to cut it for your business model to succeed on Shopify. This service gives you the “yes that’s exactly what we want and need - now build it” plan so you know exactly the cost, timeline, and outcomes before you commit. This protects you from problematic unknowns in the middle of a custom build.

4–5 week timeline
5 collaborative workshops with your team
Mapping your unique customer journeys and personas
Deep understanding of technical needs and solves
Technical stack planned for integration
Structural and aesthetic architecture plan
Detailed Build timeline
Strategic launch plan
Credit towards cost of your Ambitious Shopify Design & Build Project
Prerequisite Package

Ambitious High-Growth Ready Shopify Design & Build Packages

Price varies.

You're done being boxed in my template chains, and you know most out-of-the-box solutions won't even get you 50% of the way to where your store needs to be. If you're paying for traffic that just falls off a conversion cliff, we can build you an affordable experience that is low-maintenance and autonomous for your growing brand and team. Our custom experience range WIDLY in price. So we always start with a strategic discovery and roadmapping process for you to understand the cost, timeline and complexity of your build. Expect a bandwidth between $12,000 – $60,000+.

3-9+ month timelines
Expertly organized Catalgue SKU Setup and content
Multiple app integrations and complex customer journeys
Dedicated and highly communicated project manager
Expert guided strategy and Consulting
Dedicated design and development team
Comprehensive Training, Documentation, Launch Support
Ongoing support and maintenance available beyond launch
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Every investment guide is bespoke for your unique project needs.

No two brands needs are the same, so your package price won't be either.

We'll chat about everything pricing on our Clarity Call to understand the Blueprint to Design & Build Package process - respond to the email in your inbox to get the link to book that call!

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One of the things that really stood out to me was just how buttoned up your process was from start to finish. I felt like very supported. I felt like I knew exactly what phase of the project we were on what you guys were working on. I felt very informed as to what you needed for me in order to make the project a success specifically. And it really helped me stay calm knowing that things were progressing on y'all's end when I couldn't necessarily see the work being done.

- Jen Davis, Creative Director

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 am so grateful for the Arq Design's expertise and professionalism, and I look forward to working with the team again in the future. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a skilled and dedicated designer.

- Stephanie Commisio, Founder Bluum Maison

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What do I need to work with you?

For websites, it’s critical that you have a professionally designed brand, and a suite of brand photography (lifestyle and product shots) otherwise we will hit a roadblock pretty early on in the design process. Don't worry we can help you take care of your branding and photography needs as well. Our holistic approach to web design has been crafted to walk you through each phase making it easy for you, making it a seamless transition once our project begins. Read more about our process here.

How soon can we begin?

We would love to be able to start ASAP, however our availability varies throughout the year due to the scope of your specific project. We recommend reaching out to us at least 3-4 months in advance of your ideal launch date as we accept a limited number of clients per month. Fill out our client application form so we can assess if we’re a good fit for your brand!

What platforms do you develop websites on?

We have extensive design and development experience in Shopify - we don't claim to be experts in anything else.

Do you work with platforms other than Shopify?

No, this service is ONLY for Shopify entrepreneurs.