One Day Labs Collaborative Web Design

Websites in one day, not three months.

Welcome to the most productive day of your life.

We begin with a complimentary Prep Guide. No pressure.

We've launched what will be our first annual Day of Giving, where we're donating a one day website build to one deserving nonprofit. Learn more about how you can contribute.

The Trifecta of Awesome

Despite what they say, you CAN have all three.

GoodEvery high quality, responsive website is built to the highest of standards. It's something you will truly be proud of.

FastEach collaborative website build session lasts 8-10 hours; zero to live in one working day. How can you beat that?!

CheapOur highly efficient workflow means we cut out the fat to keep hiring a professional web design team affordable.

We're all about collaboration.


I know, it almost sounds too good to be true. But our collaborative build process eliminates a lot of the guesswork usually involved in building websites.

You get a prep guide to help you get your content ready, then we book a day for a build session where we'll go from zero to launch in less than 12 hours! We work with you so you don't only leave with a beautiful website, but an experience that will leave you confident and empowered.

Training to edit your website yourself is included, but we also provide maintenance options as well as SEO services. Half-day, one week, and custom options are also available.

We look forward to working with you!


The Process

Unlike sausage or federal legislation, you do want to see how this is made.

Hello, world!

All you have to do is send an introductory email and let us know what you do, where you live and what you want out of your new site.

Meet your PM & design engineer

We'll connect you with the best project manager for you - ideally someone who knows your industry inside and out. Your PM will hook you up with a design engineer that's the best fit for your project and you'll be one big happy family.

Keys to success

A one day website build is made possible through clear communication, preparation and expectations. It's your job to make sure you have all your content ready to go before your session begins.

Where the magic happens

On the day of your session, you'll receive a timeline for the day from your design engineer based on your site's unique requirements. The design engineer's job is to stick to the timeline to make sure your site is finished by the end of the day and build you the awesomest site possible.

Flawless victory!

At the end of the day, your site will be live and there will be much celebration!


All One Day Build Sessions are a fixed price. Little risk of scope creep also means you won't have any unexpected invoices. 

Mobile Responsive

All websites are built on responsive frameworks, which enable them to look amazing on any mobile device.

Logo Design

In some cases, there's enough time to fit the design of a custom logo into your session. Just ask!

Reliable Platforms

All websites are built on platforms that our design engineers specialize in. Those include WordPress, SmugMug, and Shopify

Easy to Update

Every site is built to be easy to maintain and comes with a curated set of update instructions.

Source Files

All the final source code and design files belong to you and will be stored in a GitHub repository upon session completion.

From the Blog

The Elements of Affordable Web Design

November 29, 2016

Choosing to hire a website designer or developer is a big decision for any small business. It’s finding a delicate balance between cost, quality, and turnaround time. It’s also taking into consideration many elements of the relationship, like level of communication, proximity, experience, knowledge of your industry, etc. There are many factors involved in affordable web… Read more »

Content First: A Quick Start Guide to Content Strategy

November 28, 2016

Content Strategy is a term that refers to a multi-disciplinary subsect of web marketing. It structures your on-going plan for content creation, implementation and management. It’s actually kind of a big deal. Working with professional content strategists and copywriters can yield the greatest ROI for your money, but they are not a cheap investment. If… Read more »

Collaborative Web Design

Collaborative Web Design Just Works

September 11, 2016

Why working side by side with clients is a beautiful, beautiful thing. A truly great website is a reflection of a successful relationship between client and web team. We’re huge proponents of collaborative web design here at One Day Labs, but the truth is you don’t have to build a website in a day in… Read more »

Ready to Start the Process?

Why wait to get your website finished? Connect with us today to book your build session!

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I schedule my session?

We normally book sessions 2 weeks out to give you and us enough time to prepare and come up with a solid plan. Faster turnaround is available for a fee. 

How will we communicate?

It's super important to get off email and use a means of instant text-based communication. You'll be invited to your own private channel in the One Day Labs Slack group. We'll use that to chat, send links back and forth, and check in with one another during the prep process as well as during the session.

How do I get ready for my session?

We'll give you a prep guide first thing which will tell you all you need to know. In some cases we even have industry-specific prep guides. Once you're officially our client we provide you with a worksheet as well as a Project Manager to help you through the getting ready process. 

What if we don't finish?

It's rare that one day isn't enough to complete a project, but it has happened. Before your session begins, we send you a schedule for the day where we plan for 8 hours. You're covered for 10 hours without incurring any overages. Usually any extra time that's needed is a result of additional content or features being added and will be billed at our standard hourly rate of $160.

What Clients Have to Say

This was a fun and very creative way to design a website! I gave my ideas, templates, colors, thoughts, and wants and needs regarding my idea for my website and [my design engineer] totally transformed all that and delivered a product that was exactly what i was looking for! [My design engineer] has an amazing gift and works very quickly!

Great value! Got a lot of things accomplished in a short amount of time. As a small business start-up, I didn't have the money to pay for custom web design, but this option was a great way to tailor the site I already had.

[My design engineer] was fast, attentive, and highly skilled. She is also really nice, and it felt like I had made a new friend while working with her.

I was able to participate and give my thoughts and ideas while [my design engineer] took the reigns and created my site tailored to the look I wanted.

I'm absolutely thrilled with the site. I have a professional site that works seamlessly and I feel confident sending my clients to my website.