9 Lives Design by Dave Nighbor
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Graphic Design
Web Development
Digital Marketing
3D Design

The What

Lead by Dave Nighbor, 9 Lives Design is an award-winning digital agency specializing in custom web design, branding, and digital media. We believe that good design is reflected when things are simple, beautiful, and a joy to use. We keep our project teams small to tackle problems through collaboration and a client-focused approach.

Northern Ontario Business of the Year award 2018
ICSC Global Marketing Award
Camber of Commerce business of the year nominee 2017
Triple w award logo
Northern Ontario Business of the Year award 2017 nominee
Social Good Design Award
Camber of Commerce business of the year nominee 2016
Graphic Designers of Canada award 2013

The Why

Art and design has been a lifelong passion for Dave Nighbor and he assembles teams who share common values. Our style echoes the voice of our clients which is why there is no single look that defines our work. We listen, design, and execute every project with the drive to exceed our client’s expectations.


Our Services / Web Design + Development

Screenshot of Neonet's website
Screenshot of IATSE 634 website
Screenshot of Banff Fire Safety website
Screenshot of Dr. Sandra Stewart's website

Built on lightweight Content Management Systems (CMS), our websites are custom designed end-to-end. Every web project starts with a blank page and templates are designed specifically for each client.


Business Websites




Membership Management


Headless CMS Websites


Portfolios & Blogs




Nonprofit Websites


Informational Websites


Web Apps

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Our Services / Photography

Custom projects can’t be complete without custom imagery. Photography is shot under the 9 Lives umbrella to ensure all the visuals carefully align with brand messaging.

Our Services / Logo Design

Hard Hat Hunter logo
Financial Pulse logo
Knight Sleeves logo
On The Rocks logo
Capitol Centre logo

9 Lives Design has been designing corporate identities and brands since we established in 2008. Every brand project is completed with a style guide website for the client to showcase their new identity and access all their logo files on-the-go.

Our Services / Videography

Design is rarely static—especially on a digital platform. When Dave Nighbor fell in love with animation and interactive design years ago, he discovered his passion for videography. 9 Lives Design welcomes this added dimension of complexity to help bring a client's vision to life.

Our Services / Digital Marketing Campaigns

Black Friday ad
Back to School ad
March Break ad
Gift Card Giveaway ad
Mother's Day ad

Get discovered. In order to catch your customer's attention, you need to advertise to them in the digital spaces they already operate in. We design digital marketing campaigns with the goal of bridging the gap between you and your target audience.

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Spaceman artwork
Spaceman artwork
Spaceman artwork
Spaceman artwork
Spaceman artwork

Our Services / 3D Art & Design

3D Design was added to our list of services in 2015 when we began building and animating 3D logos. As a passion project, Dave creates 3D art and minted his first NFT in 2021. He continues to express his creativity in 3D spaces by minting new NFT collections every year.



We call Calgary, Alberta home and North Bay, Ontario our hometown. 9 Lives Design works with clients across Canada, US, and Australia.