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Web design, branding, and copywriting for artists and other creative types striving to use their business to live purposeful lives.
 
 
 
 

MESSY BUN, VENTI STARBs, and a paintbrush at the ready.

YOU HAVE BIG DREAMS FOR YOUR LIFE AND BIZ.

And you show up, whole-hearted, to create the life you’ve always wanted. Every. Damn. Day.

 
 
 
 
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But somedays doing #allthethings can be a bit much.

DO YOU EVER JUST NEED A BREATHER?

(and more coffee?)

No worries babe! I’ve got you!

Now lemme guess…

 
 
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YOU’RE A PASSIONATE CREATIVE-turned-entrepreneur ON MISSION TO DESIGN THE LIFE OF YOUR DREAMS.

And yet, you’re drowning in an ocean of business to-do’s

(lots of which are out of your genius zone and robbing your precious energy)

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This is certainly NOT you living the life you’re working so hard to have.

And that ol’ 9-to-5 is NOT an option anymore.

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If I guessed right (and I bet I did)…


YOU’RE GONNA LOVE THIS!

Because my goal is to connect with like-minded Dream-Casters.

(that’s you!)

Who are overdue for a Dream-Doer.

(that’s me!)

To take the overwhelm of designing an online home that’s finally in alignment with the work they’re whole-heartedly creating, and turn it into the kind of life-changing CONFIDENCE that’s sustainable and authentic.

 
 

 
 

BUT LET’S GET A LITTLE BIT PERSONAL, SHALL WE?

  • I’m married to my soulmate and we have 3 boys. #boymom and loving it over here!

  • I’m a total crazy plant lady in the making.

  • I’m obsessed with Grey’s Anatomy and The Handmaid’s Tale.

  • Kitchen dance parties are the norm in my house. You’re invited.

 
 
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I’m business in the front, and artist in the back.

I’m an art-school grad and multi-passionate entrepreneur (hence the artist/biz-owner mullet reference) who’s been there and done that four times over!

After graduating with a BFA from the College for Creative Studies, I had several entrepreneurial incarnations, which include graphic artist, product-centered community herbalist, graphic designer, and ceramic artist (I even made it on design*sponge back in the day!).

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Having built four creative businesses from the ground up, one of which I recently sold in 2018, I understand completely what it’s like leaving the security of a 9-to-5 and go all-in on a dream that allows the life you want by design.


I’VE DREAMED THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAMS AND MADE THEM COME TRUE.

AND NOW, I WANT TO DO THE SAME FOR YOU! 

 
 
 
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Putting your CREATIVE business out there takes guts.

(BTW, you’re doing a great job, babe!)

And as that feeling of not having enough time + brainspace to focus on your work AND design the perfect brand and website creeps up on you, I want you to know:

YOU CAN 100% HAVE IT ALL!

…an online home that’s authentic to you and that you can feel confident about so you can build a sustainable creative business to live the life of your dreams.

Seriously.

 

 

Asking our creativity to be our livelihood is a lot. And to honor and safeguard our inner creative voice we must be willing to treat our business as such, and to invest our resources in it.

By using my cumulative experience and supertalents to elevate, amplify, and strategize, I’m able to design + write laser-focused visual identities and authentic brand voices for the artistic business you’re whole-heartedly creating.

I’m 100% all-in on my clients’ dreams.

 
 

Doing it all alone takes its toll after a while. So why don’t…

YOU DO YOU, AND I’LL DO THE REST! 

 
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“Just do it. Don't hesitate. Mariana at Desk & Design will go *above and beyond* your expectations to provide you with an amazing product at the end of your project.”

Jessie Albarian

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MAGICAL PARTNERSHIPS ONLY SHOW UP WHEN THERE’S ROOM ENOUGH IN ONE’S LIFE TO HAVE THEM.

 

By being selective about who I work with and the number of clients I take on, I’m 100% devoted to my clients during the time I’m working with them.

Speaking of clients, here’s what some of them have to say:

 

 
 

AND NOW IT’S YOUR TURN.

I want to…

 
 
 
Shared with permission from Kristen @worthwhilepaper

Shared with permission from Kristen @worthwhilepaper