Wedding, Event & Business branding that's more fun...less lame.



Gold Dust is a multi-disciplinary design studio based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Since 2014, Kai has provided unique stationery, signage installation, event design and business branding for clientele throughout the nation.

Many designs you may have seen in

Green Wedding Shoes, Brides Magazine, Palm Springs Magazine, Festival Brides, local Bay Area yoga studio's, coffee shops, flower shops, eateries, your stylish friend's wedding...we've done it all.


We know the design details make the brand, and that's what we do best.


Kai Marin

- Designer, Owner

Dog Mom   True Gemini Estate Sale connoisseur


You could say I am a woman obsessed in design. Anything I can put a creative spin on, anything I can paint or add flare to, I will. As you might have guessed, I am infinitely inspired by the styles of the 60's 70's and 80's. The bold patterns, the fun typography, the colors and mood...it's definitely where I draw my style from. I like to think my area of expertise is in blending a retro aesthetic with modern day style, as it is really what I'm best at. In the same breath, I love taking a unique approach to a chic and minimal design.


I think of myself as a creative chameleon, always striving to learn different techniques, grow in understanding new methods and do things differently than what's being done in the mainstream. I am a big believer in doing what you love and with that motto, I was determined to create a business that was reflective of my passions and true to my own style. This determination allowed me to produce work I truly love and provide clientele with something unique. 

Over the last 7 years I have learned from my mistakes and perfected my approach. I have created hundreds of unique designs, a thousand wedding clients turned friends but I am most proud of staying true to what I love. For this reason, I have never really "worked" a day in my life.


"Whether it's a tablescape design for your elopement in Tulum or a unique stationery suite for a wild Palm Springs wedding...I'm an expert in curating a theme and bringing it to life...sans hokeyness."


we think

design should be fun


we prefer

unique to cliche'


we know

the details matter


see some of our favorite featured work

good stuff

we love

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Weddings & Events
art & design direction | branding & theme curation
invitation suites | day of paper | custom signage & installations
Bridal and Baby Showers
Small Business Branding
complete event design | day of paper & signage | custom installations
website design | logo design & business stationery | company signage

see all of our offerings here  - design services

ready to inquire?

The first step to receiving a quote is to fill out the appropriate form. We need to get a bit of information about your particular project before providing pricing.

Find the design service you're interested in below:


find out more about our bespoke process, day of paper and printing options 


see our materials, packages and discuss your event idea's 

Signage and Branding Form




see prior logo, website design and our partners in business

Business Branding Form



For all other inquiries, general questions or collaboration requests,

please head to our contact page 

I can't wait to work with you!