Your back pocket DESIGNER!

Your agency is growing and you find yourself doing more selling and strategizing than designing. You still love to design and provide the creative direction, but your time is better spent on productizing your services, creating courses, or working on strategy and marketing for your clients (or yourself!)

You need a design partner with the expertise of a brand strategist that prioritizes your design needs so you can get back to business.

I help marketing agencies fill the gaps in their creative team through a monthly subscription for prioritized branding & design services.

What do you get?

  • 5, 10, or 20 hours of dedicated priority white label design support per month
  • My exclusive client rate on all work
  • Guaranteed response times and turnaround time on all tasks 
  • I can seamlessly work within your project management software 
  • 1:1 direct support via email, skype, and zoom 
  • I have design questionnaires for all of design services, if you need them for your clients
  • Unlimited design revisions, until approved
  • All final .psd, .ai files, .sketch, fonts & instructions supplied to you
  • Full ownership and intellelectual property rights on the designs

What can you use it for?

  • Handoff creation of your client’s brand guides, brand identity, social media graphics, print material.
  • Let someone else take care of the boring interior page mockups and revisions.
  • Start selling design services to your clients and add your own margin to make a profit.
  • Use time to make improvements to your own brand because we never prioritize our own businesses, riiiight?
  • Have someone else worry about the finishing touches that you don’t have time to complete.

Starting at $350/mo | 3 spaces currently available

Back pocket designer is your trusted partner ready to expand on your vision so you can get back to selling 

Who is this for?

  • 1-3 person design and marketing agencies
  • Web developers and UX designers looking to offer design services to their clients
  • Agencies that are transparent and realistic in setting goals and expectations

Who is this not for?

  • Agencies who love burying their designers in work and burning them out
  • Agencies that consistently overpromise and under-deliver
  •  Businesses looking to redesign their entire website

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Heather Jarvis


Hi! I’m Mel, your back pocket designer

I’ve owned a design agency for 15 years and I love doing design work. I don’t love doing the sales, and the discovery, and all the extra stuff that goes along with running an agency.

I’ve recently scaled my agency back so that I can start concentrating on the work that I love doing.

People told me I was crazy!

“You have a successful agency and you’ve worked with FedEx and Disney. Go big or go home.”

As the meme says, people seriously underestimate my desire to be at home.

I’m much more of a “less is more” person and want to focus on what I’m really good at, instead of #allthethings.

For me, that’s creative work.

For you, that’s a white-label branding and design expert that you can trust to carefully expand on your vision, so you can start selling your next project!

Click the button below to fill out a quick questionnaire and book an intro call.  


How does it work?

After you apply, we schedule a call to see if we’re a good fit. If we are, then we move along to onboarding. This is where I learn more about your business and clients, and how I can fill the gaps to make life easier for you. We go through your perference as far as project management systems and communication. My goal is to support your team with as little friction as possible.

What programs do you design with?

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What project management platforms do you use?

I’ve used many over the years. I currently use Teamwork, but I am knowledgable in Asana, Basecamp, Airtable, Trello, Jira. I can seamlessly work within yours or if you prefer, we can use my PM software to track your specific tasks. 

Any hidden fees?

Nope. I’m pretty transparent and will tell you upfront if something will take longer than the hours in your package. Or if there’s some issue I foresee coming up, I’ll let you know as soon as I know. That’s how I’ve run my agency for the last 15 years and it’s never failed me.

Can you design an entire website?

I can but this isn’t the right option for that. You can contact me via my branding and design agency. I’ve partnered with marketing agencies and designers for projects and always welcome that opportunity.

Can you talk to my clients?

I could but not with this service. Selfishly, this service allows me to work with clients I love — agency owners. We get each other. I understand what you go through every day when managing clients. This service is for agency owners who want to focus more on the selling and strategy, and less on branding and design. You still have a vision and creative direction, but you need more help executing.  


As a brand strategist, I’m able to adapt my design style to reflect the client’s needs. Of course every creative has a preferred and evolved style but at the same time, client requirements and strategy take precedence.


affordable WHITE LABEL DESIGN services for agencies & designers

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