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Hi, I’m Arlene!

Do you need a Book Designer? a Branding Specialist? a Custom Web Site? an Intuitive Illustrator? a Graphic Designer?

Well you’ve come to the right place!

With a lifetime of experience in fine art and over 10 years of design experience, I have been able to work with amazing clients here in Colorado as well as clients around the world! From business cards to books, web design and complete brand suites, I would be happy to help with your project!

Doing all the things!

Complete branding packages including logos, marketing materials, and merch.

Custom WordPress web design and development.

Children’s book illustrations.
Book design services too!

I'm here to help and sometimes that means


Here you’ll find articles focused on web lingo, branding, books, printing, and publishing. I also have an Author Resources page with even more info!

Additional Learn articles on other topics found here.

Why I do it all...

Arlene has been with my business since its inception. It has been nothing short of an ideal partnership. She is full of energy and passion. She is a creative and visionary. Arlene can take concepts and turn them into precise graphics. She is professional, communicative, and responsive. Arlene gives genuine guidance and feedback. Her services are very reasonably priced for the quality, time, and effort put forth. I highly recommend her!
Intricate Designs made my first children’s book publishing experience extremely positive and collaborative. Any questions or concerns I had were met quickly. And the illustrations were spot on! She really listened to what my vision was and made it come to life even better than I imagined! I will for sure be working with her again, thank you Arlene!
Arlene is both a remarkably talented artist and a flexible, responsive contractor — a very rare combo! We hired her at Mission Allies Publishing, LLC to help us with illustrating and formatting a children’s book for a very important client and she was a total delight. She required very little oversight and had keen insights on how to deliver the best project. She was a great communicator throughout the process, which helped enormously. Totally recommend as an illustrator and formatter!

As an artist with a knack for tech and a passion for digital, I’m confident that I can create anything for my clients. I dive into each project with a hands-on approach that connects me to the heart and soul of each business, brand, or individual that I work with. I love developing a relationship that digs deep and really gets me into your shoes.

I know from experience that I have this uncanny ability to read people’s minds (in a not creepy way) so that even if you don’t know what you want or how to express it, I can make it come to life. I become fully vested in each of my clients’ success’ even after our project’s end, I’m always happy to help!

“But I find that for myself, without exception, the more I deal with the work as something that is my own, as something that is personal, the more successful it is.”

How does this work?


It all starts with a form and a call. We talk about exactly what you need and want in detail to make sure that your vision is clear and I know exactly what to create for you.
Let's start brainstorming!


With those details, I start doodling away and drafting the framework for your design. Everything starts with a sketch, and lucky you, you get to see my chicken scratch!


Those scribbles get refined with the most intricate attention to detail. Graphics are crisp, web designs are developed, and illustrations get rendered. We can see the light!


You've seen the rough sketches, approved the wireframes, and fell in love with the final drafts! Everything has been gone over with a fine-toothed comb and we've checked all the boxes!


Yay!! We are drooling over the final designs and our project has come to an end. I walk you through how to use everything (cause I send you EVERYTHING) and we share it with the world!


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Graphic Design

My hourly rate of $50/hr is for projects with extended deadlines and multiple rounds of revision and for edits outside of a contracted scope of work.

Flat fees are agreed upon for each new client project.

  • Design Board
  • Main Logo
  • 1 variation
  • Icon
  • Black & White versions of each element.

EPS, JPG, and PNG files 

Logo Design

  • 1 Additional variation

Additional Branding:

  • Short Form Brand Guidelines
  • Business Card Design
  • Email Signature
  • Facebook Cover Image
  • 6 Social Media Templates
  • 1 Additional Marketing Asset*

+250 Business Cards – Front and back printing, shipped to you. High quality prints with hand picked paper stock and finishes.

*excludes packaging design

Logo Design

Additional Branding

Printed Business Cards


  • Full Spec Brand Guidelines
  • 2 Additional Marketing Assets*
  • 5 Branded Images

*excludes packaging design

Business Card – $150

Email Signature – $50

Small For Print Flyer – $100

Large Format Flyer – $200

Social Media Banner – $25

Social Media Template – $25

Instagram Highlight Icons – $15 each

Social Media Post – $50

Company Letterhead – $50

Packaging Design – $200+

Podcast Cover – $75

Client Form – $100

Brochure – $250

Logo Variation – $50

Gift Certificate – $25