9 Lives Design Inc. 9 Lives Design Inc.

  • Custom design, custom code.
  • Content management made easy.
  • A designed experience every step of the way.
  • Your project. Our passion.

Our passion.

Northern Ontario Business Association (NOBA) Company of the Year 2018
9 Lives Design is an award-winning agency specializing in web design and branding. The best part is, we’re doing it all from small studios in Northern Ontario and Calgary.

Web Design

  • Animation

    Bring design to life

    When potential customers visit your website, we want them to feel good. We design every movement and interaction with the goal of connecting your audience to your message.

  • Responsive Design

    Update on the go

    We believe in designing mobile first. Chances are your customers are viewing your website from their phone and they deserve a great experience. Before writing any code, we design layouts for mobile, tablet, and desktop.

  • Content Management

    A joy to use

    Finally, a content management system (CMS) that is a joy to use, easy to update, and lightweight. Our customized CMS is tailored for each client so you can update your website without a pain of breaking the site or losing formatting.

We believe in loving what we do and doing what we love so we keep our team small.

  • The Creative & The Code

    Dave Nighbor

    Raised in North Bay, Dave cross-country skied for Team Canada in eight world championships. While building his business 9 Lives Design, Dave earned a Bachelor of Design from York University and Sheridan College with formal training in fine arts, graphic design, and interactive media. Dave graduated with Magna Cum Laude and won the prestigious Vanier Vingt-Deux Honour Roll award for his GPA.

    After graduating, Dave returned home to North Bay to grow his business into an award-winning agency achieving recognition from the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) and Graphic Designers of Canada. 9 Lives Design won Northern Ontario Company of the Year in 2018. When he is not designing websites and brands for his clients, Dave polishes his craft by exploring graphic design as an expressive art form.

Wanna see some of our work? Check out our portfolio and Dave Nighbor's digital art.