Site Showcase: August + White Design Studio


I am just absolutely loving these site showcases lately. It has been a true pleasure to go behind the scenes in the design process with these lovely squarespacers. What's even more lovely, is to see someone who took one of our signature classes. Marie has used CSS in her site designs for a while, but to see the little details go from great to absolutely brand perfect is really quite fun. We LOVE her contact form! Swwoooon.

Square Design Guild | August and White Design Studio | Squarespace Site on Hayden Template

Client's Site Description: Design studio featuring wedding stationery, along with branding and website solutions for small businesses.

Template Chosen: Hayden

Why did you choose that template?: I decided that a blog sidebar was important for me to start , so I switched from Pacific (which I also love) in order to have this capability. I love how Hayden can look so different depending on the customizations that I choose.

Client's Site Description: Design studio featuring wedding stationery, along with branding and website solutions for small businesses.

What was the Client's Objective?: To redesign a clean, easy-to-navigate site that would be neutral to my wedding and branding clients.

we are loving marie's contact form- to d.i.e. for!

we are loving marie's contact form- to d.i.e. for!

Tell us a bit about the design process?: Being a Squarespace designer, I know most of the templates well, so I just mapped out all of the templates and chose the one that I felt worked best for me. The entire site features my brand colors, which are very neutral but light and will appeal to all of my clients.

How did you help the client differentiate their business through design?: It was a little tricky for me, since I offer two different types of graphic design services on one website. I needed to have strategic navigation, and separate the two services so when my potential wedding clients visit my site, they can easily find what they need, and the same for branding clients.

Is there custom development? What about custom added CSS? Can you tell us why you did or did not use these edits?: I use custom CSS in every website that I build - my site has custom CSS a mile long! As a designer I am very picky about spacing and colors, so I use these to perfect the little things I am unable to do within the template.

What are the top three creative features you used in the design?: Keeping the design light and delicate by using thin borders to outline galleries and text; custom blog CSS to highlight my graphic element for my brand; added a static newsletter signup so it can be access from every page.

Anything else you want us to know about the site?: I wanted the whole feel of the site to be high-end, easy to read, but comfortable - a way for my clients to connect with me, regardless of which service (branding or stationery) they need.