We are

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an intimate

creative studio,

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breathing

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laid-back

luxury into strategic

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design solutions.

We are

A business card designed by Mariko Studio

an intimate creative studio,

A picture of the Arcade Home website

breathing laid-back

A bottle of cider from Victoria Cider Co.

luxury into strategic design solutions.

Products from Saltyface

In pursuit of mindful living, we practice intentional artistry while crafting elegant and enduring visual identities for trailblazing business owners and trendsetting brands.

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We are Mariko Studio

We specialize in thoughtful, minimalist brand design that reflects the enduring elegance of intentionality, strategy, and story. Above all else, we value our inspired clients and their visionary thinking, partnering consciously for the benefit of our collaborators and the creative process.

In the spirit of mindful living and intentional artistry, we aim to listen before speaking, think before doing, and discover before designing.

Our Mission

Mariko Studio exists to provide a high-end branding experience to the creatives, innovators, dreamers, and disruptors out to change the world in style. We’re here to soothe those positioning pain points and facilitate the process every step of the way, empowering our clients and elevating businesses with strategic design solutions that are crafted to tell the stories that set them apart. In pursuit of mindful living and intentional artistry, we seek inspiration in the little things, informing our signature laid-back luxury style.

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Our Core Values
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Creativity
Creativity is at the forefront of everything we do. We know how important it is to stand out and we’re experts at pushing the boundaries of what already exists. We empower the type of creativity that propels you forward, inspiring you to show up confidently and wholeheartedly in your business for years to come.
Intentionality
Our approach is deeply rooted in strategy, reminding us to constantly create with purpose. Through a diligent market research process, we unearth what makes you different and leverage our findings to set you apart in a crowded market. We find solutions to your pain points by fusing together strategy and design to tell your unique brand story.
Collaboration
We’re just as good at listening as we are at designing. We value our clients and their opinions and we do our best to make sure you have a say in the decision making process, each step along the way. We thrive in an open and honest environment and do our best work when we combine your knowledge of the industry with our creative eye.
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Meet the Founder

Hey, friend! I’m Lindsay. The lead designer and mentor behind Mariko Studio. I’m a typeface obsessed, adventure-loving foodie, and F45 fanatic with an appreciation for all things aesthetically pleasing (brands, interiors, food, places, you name it!).

I have seven years of design experience, including four years of formal education under my belt. In 2020, I took a risk and quit my corporate job in pursuit of flexibility and freedom.

But what I realized lights me up most, goes far beyond working from home in my sweatpants. I discovered a passion for giving founders like you the tools to show up confidently and wholeheartedly in your business.

Enter: Mariko Studio (formerly known as Lindsay Mariko Design) — an intimate creative studio delivering thoughtful design solutions rooted in strategy and visual storytelling. It’s my hope that through the services and resources provided by the studio, brands and business owners alike will flourish and realize the impact of their story when told with smarts and style.

A few fun facts about me? I’m a true ambivert, who’s obsessed with all things skincare (especially its packaging). I live for a good breakfast sandwich. When I’m not designing, you’ll find me at a local coffee shop sipping on an oat latte, sleuthing through Pinterest for my next recipe, taking a trip somewhere new, or binging on Bravo shows.

As a textbook Pisces, I know what it’s like to have big dreams and I’m here to help you make those dreams a reality.

Guiliana Banderia working at Mariko Studio
associate brand designer

Giuliana Banderia

Giuliana Bandiera is a graphic designer and artist based in Toronto, Canada. She has been working with our studio since the Fall of 2021.

Her creative work combines her visual arts background with her foundational education in design. Giuliana grew up painting and sketching, later exploring pen and ink and digital mediums, and received her formal training in design. As an in-house and freelance graphic designer, she has collaborated closely with budding entrepreneurs and small business owners across Toronto and Canada. She enjoys building brand identities from the ground up and creating a strong visual framework through supporting design elements that will support the brand mission for years to come. Giuliana is inspired by mission-driven leaders, and ultimately, her goal is to bring your vision to life with design that is both beautiful and ready to grow with your business.

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Our Favourite Design Resources

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moyo studio

Beautiful photorealistic mockups for your design projects.

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Dubsado

Client Relations Management software that will streamline your workflows.

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flodesk

Email marketing software with intuitive design and customizable templates.

Amplify Shopify course by Morgan App
Amplify shopify by morgan app

An online course that teaches designers how to build Shopify websites.

Search & Grow Dubsado poposal template
search & grow dubsado proposal template

A customizable proposal template for building a stand-out client experience.

Packaging designed by Mariko Studio
mockups by rebecca berrington

A curated collection of graphic design mockups, templates, and digital design resources.

“Working with Lindsay was an absolute dream. She asks the right questions to understand who you are as a brand and is able to see your inspiration through and bring it to life. She is extremely professional, organized and efficient. She was able to capture everything I wanted for my new company and I cannot wait to continue working with her for future endeavours.”

– Siam G., Remedē

“Lindsay is so much more than a graphic designer. Not only is she a very talented artist, but she has such a wealth of knowledge as a brand strategist, small business owner, and entrepreneur. Working with Lindsay means you have someone by your side who cares so deeply about their clients, and is equally as passionate about your business as you are!”

– Carmen J., Carmen Javier Co.

“Working with Lindsay on our brand and packaging was such a fun, smooth and enjoyable process! Lindsay was extremely thorough and made sure she had a deep understanding of our brand. She was patient with our requests and feedback and was extremely easy to communicate with. We are so happy with the end result and feel that it truly reflects and conveys our brands’ vision.”

– Jamie R., Victoria Cider Co.

“During my time working with Lindsay, I gained a true partner. She truly became dedicated to my brand and vision ultimately producing a beautiful brand redesign. She did everything with grace and encouragement. I’ve loved working with Lindsay so much that I hired her again - before my original project was even done.”

– Sara N., Alice Black Media

“Working with Lindsay has been an absolute dream. Through her unique process, she takes the time to truly grasp the heart and soul of your brand. She understands who your clients are, then creates imagery that reflects this to inspire meaningful connection. In a sea of brands, I truly feel that mine is unique. She is passionate and intentional in her work. She is incredible.”

– Alanna J., Well With Alanna

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