we are lover studio

a design cooperative with a heart for social impact

a design cooperative with a heart for social impact

a design cooperative with a heart for social impact

we are lover studio

a design cooperative with a heart for social impact

trusted by

trusted by

who we are

who we are

As a queer, womxn of color partnership, we understand that design is a powerful tool that shapes narratives, amplifies voices, and drives meaningful change.

As a queer, womxn of color partnership, we understand that design is a powerful tool that shapes narratives, amplifies voices, and drives meaningful change.

As a queer, womxn of color partnership, we understand that design is a powerful tool that shapes narratives, amplifies voices, and drives meaningful change.

Our vision is to be at the forefront of design innovation.

Our vision is to be at the forefront of design innovation.

Where empathy, diversity, and social justice are not just concepts, but the foundation of every project we take.

Where empathy, diversity, and social justice are not just concepts, but the foundation of every project we take.

Hi! I'm Raini, based in the
Bay Area, CA.

With 5+ years of experience shaping community-centered solutions, and educating UXers to design with advocacy in mind, my process is empathetic and responsive to the needs of my clients and the communities they serve.

When I'm not designing, you can find me hunting for antiques, attending concerts, and practicing tarot readings for my friends.

Current Obsession:

Leopard Print

Prized Possession:

Handwritten Note
from my Dad

raini vargas

co-founder, product designer

Hi! I'm Michelle, based in the Triangle Area, NC.

My design ethos, shaped by my bilingual, bicultural background and 7+ years in education, public health, and working abroad, centers on honoring interconnectedness and embracing human diversity. Passionate about creating equitable design experiences that amplify minoritized voices.

When I'm not designing, I love to wander new places, unwind with yoga, and enjoy cooking and dancing with friends.

Current Obsession:

Ceramics

Prized Possession:

Mi Abuelita's Handmade Ruana

michelle carreño

co-founder, product designer

Hi! I'm Raini, based in the
Bay Area, CA.

With 5+ years of experience shaping community-centered solutions, and educating UXers to design with advocacy in mind, my process is empathetic and responsive to the needs of my clients and the communities they serve.

When I'm not designing, you can find me hunting for antiques, attending concerts, and practicing tarot readings for my friends.

Current Obsession:

Leopard Print

Prized Possession:

Handwritten Note
from my Dad

raini vargas

co-founder, product designer

Hi! I'm Michelle, based in the Triangle Area, NC.

My design ethos, shaped by my bilingual, bicultural background and 7+ years in education, public health, and working abroad, centers on honoring interconnectedness and embracing human diversity. Passionate about creating equitable design experiences that amplify minoritized voices.

When I'm not designing, I love to wander new places, unwind with yoga, and enjoy cooking and dancing with friends.

Current Obsession:

Ceramics

Prized Possession:

Mi Abuelita's Handmade Ruana

michelle carreño

co-founder, product designer

Hi! I'm Raini, based in the
Bay Area, CA.

With 5+ years of experience shaping community-centered solutions, and educating UXers to design with advocacy in mind, my process is empathetic and responsive to the needs of my clients and the communities they serve.

When I'm not designing, you can find me hunting for antiques, attending concerts, and practicing tarot readings for my friends.

Current Obsession:

Leopard Print

Prized Possession:

Handwritten Note
from my Dad

raini vargas

co-founder, product designer

Hi! I'm Michelle, based in the Triangle Area, NC.

My design ethos, shaped by my bilingual, bicultural background and 7+ years in education, public health, and working abroad, centers on honoring interconnectedness and embracing human diversity. Passionate about creating equitable design experiences that amplify minoritized voices.

When I'm not designing, I love to wander new places, unwind with yoga, and enjoy cooking and dancing with friends.

Current Obsession:

Ceramics

Prized Possession:

Mi Abuelita's Handmade Ruana

michelle carreño

co-founder, product designer

Hi! I'm Raini, based in the
Bay Area, CA.

With 5+ years of experience shaping community-centered solutions, and educating UXers to design with advocacy in mind, my process is empathetic and responsive to the needs of my clients and the communities they serve.

When I'm not designing, you can find me hunting for antiques, attending concerts, and practicing tarot readings for my friends.

Current Obsession:

Leopard Print

Prized Possession:

Handwritten Note
from my Dad

raini vargas

co-founder, product designer

Hi! I'm Michelle, based in the Triangle Area, NC.

My design ethos, shaped by my bilingual, bicultural background and 7+ years in education, public health, and working abroad, centers on honoring interconnectedness and embracing human diversity. Passionate about creating equitable design experiences that amplify minoritized voices.

When I'm not designing, I love to wander new places, unwind with yoga, and enjoy cooking and dancing with friends.

Current Obsession:

Ceramics

Prized Possession:

Mi Abuelita's Handmade Ruana

michelle carreño

co-founder, product designer

I have hired Raini and Michelle for multiple projects and can't recommend them enough for other organizations and projects focused on social good. They have been instrumental in transforming our website through their expertise and dedication to user-centric design principles.

Their talent, coupled with their remarkable ability to recruit, interview, and translate work across English and Spanish audiences, has greatly contributed to our project's success. I've been consistently impressed by Raini and Michelle's attention to detail and commitment to quality.

kaori sueyoshi

kaori sueyoshi

Strategy & Operations

The Miscarriage and Abortion Hotline

I have hired Raini and Michelle for multiple projects and can't recommend them enough for other organizations and projects focused on social good. They have been instrumental in transforming our website through their expertise and dedication to user-centric design principles.

Their talent, coupled with their remarkable ability to recruit, interview, and translate work across English and Spanish audiences, has greatly contributed to our project's success. I've been consistently impressed by Raini and Michelle's attention to detail and commitment to quality.

kaori sueyoshi

Strategy & Operations

The Miscarriage and Abortion Hotline

Our Services

Our Services

WHAT WE'RE GOOD AT

WHAT WE'RE GOOD AT

UX DESIGN

Ever felt lost using a website? We craft designs that feel intuitive and meaningful, so you don't have to second-guess your clicks.

UX DESIGN

Ever felt lost using a website? We craft designs that feel intuitive and meaningful, so you don't have to second-guess your clicks.

UX DESIGN

Ever felt lost using a website? We craft designs that feel intuitive and meaningful, so you don't have to second-guess your clicks.

UX RESEARCH

Wondering if your users 'get' your design? We dive deep into user testing, ensuring your designs resonate and feel intuitive.

UX RESEARCH

Wondering if your users 'get' your design? We dive deep into user testing, ensuring your designs resonate and feel intuitive.

UX RESEARCH

Wondering if your users 'get' your design? We dive deep into user testing, ensuring your designs resonate and feel intuitive.

UX STRATEGY AND CONSULTING

Got an idea but unsure how to bring it to life? We can transform it into an actionable plan to see it through from start to finish.

UX STRATEGY AND CONSULTING

Got an idea but unsure how to bring it to life? We can transform it into an actionable plan to see it through from start to finish.

UX STRATEGY AND CONSULTING

Got an idea but unsure how to bring it to life? We can transform it into an actionable plan to see it through from start to finish.

RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN

Want your site to look amazing on both desktop and mobile? We've got you covered, ensuring seamless function across devices.

RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN

Want your site to look amazing on both desktop and mobile? We've got you covered, ensuring seamless function across devices.

RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN

Want your site to look amazing on both desktop and mobile? We've got you covered, ensuring seamless function across devices.

VISUAL AND INTERFACE DESIGN

Love beautiful interfaces as much as we do? We blend aesthetics with usability, ensuring every pixel serves a purpose.

VISUAL AND INTERFACE DESIGN

Love beautiful interfaces as much as we do? We blend aesthetics with usability, ensuring every pixel serves a purpose.

VISUAL AND INTERFACE DESIGN

Love beautiful interfaces as much as we do? We blend aesthetics with usability, ensuring every pixel serves a purpose.

TRILINGUAL CONTENT DESIGN

¿Estas perdid@ en tu traducción? We intentionally design content in Spanish and Portuguese, considering both linguistic aspect and cultural nuances.

TRILINGUAL CONTENT DESIGN

¿Estas perdid@ en tu traducción? We intentionally design content in Spanish and Portuguese, considering both linguistic aspect and cultural nuances.

TRILINGUAL CONTENT DESIGN

¿Estas perdid@ en tu traducción? We intentionally design content in Spanish and Portuguese, considering both linguistic aspect and cultural nuances.

our process

our process

from vision to impact

from vision to impact

We believe the best design solutions come from collaboration. Our process is designed to be a partnership, where we work closely with you every step of the way.

We believe the best design solutions come from collaboration. Our process is designed to be a partnership, where we work closely with you every step of the way.

1

submit INTEREST form

This is where the magic begins! Our interest form helps us understand your unique vision, so we can design the perfect solution for you.

The girl on the chair

1

submit INTEREST form

This is where the magic begins! Our interest form helps us understand your unique vision, so we can design the perfect solution for you.

The girl on the chair

1

submit INTEREST form

This is where the magic begins! Our interest form helps us understand your unique vision, so we can design the perfect solution for you.

The girl on the chair

2

schedule consultation

Use our convenient Cal link to book your free consultation. We'll discuss the project and outline strategies to bring your vision to life.

2

schedule consultation

Use our convenient Cal link to book your free consultation. We'll discuss the project and outline strategies to bring your vision to life.

2

schedule consultation

Use our convenient Cal link to book your free consultation. We'll discuss the project and outline strategies to bring your vision to life.

3

approve proposal

We've crafted a proposal that captures the essence of your project. Review it, and when you're ready, give us the thumbs-up!

3

approve proposal

We've crafted a proposal that captures the essence of your project. Review it, and when you're ready, give us the thumbs-up!

3

approve proposal

We've crafted a proposal that captures the essence of your project. Review it, and when you're ready, give us the thumbs-up!

4

begin your dream project

The fun begins! We'll get your free Pumble Workspace set up for smooth communication as we start your dream project.

4

begin your dream project

The fun begins! We'll get your free Pumble Workspace set up for smooth communication as we start your dream project.

4

begin your dream project

The fun begins! We'll get your free Pumble Workspace set up for smooth communication as we start your dream project.

pricing

pricing

Invest in your mission

Invest in your mission

Every project is unique, which is why we offer flexible pricing options. Find a package that works for you, and if they don't, we'll create one.

Every project is unique, which is why we offer flexible pricing options. Find a package that works for you, and if they don't, we'll create one.

basic

basic

< 7 Pages

< 7 Pages

basic web design package

$4,000+ / month + tax

$4,000+ / month + tax

Tailored for small organizations looking to launch a starter website or migrate to Framer. Ensures seamless collaboration and integration of UX best practices.

Tailored for small organizations looking to launch a starter website or migrate to Framer. Ensures seamless collaboration and integration of UX best practices.

2 UX-Certified Designers for the price of 1

2 UX-Certified Designers for the price of 1

Fully responsive, Published design in Framer

Fully responsive, Published design in Framer

Premium Stock + AI-Generated Images

Premium Stock + AI-Generated Images

SEO Optimization

SEO Optimization

Unlimited Revisions

Unlimited Revisions

Access to free Pumble Workspace

Access to free Pumble Workspace

Landing pages start at $1,500

Landing pages start at $1,500

PRO

PRO

> 8 Pages

> 8 Pages

PRO web design package

$6,000+ / month + tax

$6,000+ / month + tax

Designed for larger, content-heavy websites. Ensures seamless collaboration and integration of UX best practices. Includes everything in the Basic package.

Designed for larger, content-heavy websites. Ensures seamless collaboration and integration of UX best practices. Includes everything in the Basic package.

2 UX-Certified Designers for the price of 1

2 UX-Certified Designers for the price of 1

Fully responsive, published design in Framer

Fully responsive, published design in Framer

Premium Stock + AI-Generated Images

Premium Stock + AI-Generated Images

SEO Optimization

SEO Optimization

Unlimited Revisions

Unlimited Revisions

Access to free Pumble Workspace

Access to free Pumble Workspace

CMS Integration

CMS Integration

User Testing + 1-month UserBrain

User Testing + 1-month UserBrain

Custom Code Add-Ons

Custom Code Add-Ons

UX CONSULTING

$150 / hr

$150 / hr

On-demand UX expertise provided on an hourly basis. Includes user experience design, strategy, and research tailored to specific project requirements.

On-demand UX expertise provided on an hourly basis. Includes user experience design, strategy, and research tailored to specific project requirements.

Non-Profit & Custom Solutions

Special pricing for non-profit organizations and unique, small projects that require tailored solutions. Includes all services with flexible terms.

Special pricing for non-profit organizations and unique, small projects that require tailored solutions. Includes all services with flexible terms.

Contact

Contact

Get in Touch

Get in Touch

Email

raini@loverstudio.design

michelle@loverstudio.design

Email

raini@loverstudio.design

michelle@loverstudio.design

Email

raini@loverstudio.design

michelle@loverstudio.design

Email

raini@loverstudio.design

michelle@loverstudio.design

Social Media

Social Media

Social Media

Social Media