We build websites
that change the world.

We build beautiful, functional, multilingual websites that our clients can update themselves and that are easy for search engines to find.

We support things like making the web accessible for everyone, using open source software, and helping non-profits with online community organizing.

You want to change the world. Our websites can help.

  • Multilingual Web Design

    The Internet extends past borders, your organization can too. Don't limit your reach to one country or one one language, take your website global and reach out to the whole world. Café Noir can help make your website bilingual or multilingual.

  • Web Design

    You have a message and you need a website to get it to the world. Our beautiful, professionally-designed, custom websites can capture what makes you unique and help you stand out.

  • Mobile Design

    The future is mobile and your website should be too. We make sure that people will understand your message regardless of what device they use to visit your website.

  • eCommerce

    Maybe you are selling your own products or services. Or maybe you want to fundraise using the web. We'll take care of the technical details so that you can concentrate on the big picture.

  • Web Development

    Our websites aren't just beautiful they are also easy to use, to update and to maintain. We use flexible, established tools like WordPress and ExpressionEngine to make your life easier.

  • UX & Usability

    Years of experience, and a grounding in psychology and statistics, means that we know exactly how to build websites that work well and keep people coming back for your great content. We'll put our expertise to work for you.

  • SEO

    Café Noir designs search-engine friendly sites with the most current Search engine optimization (SEO) techniques. We'll make your website easy-to-find and give you the tools to measure the results.

From Our Clients

  • Shannon Smith helped Colours of Resistance transform our clunky and outdated website into a well-organized and dynamic archive. This was not an easy undertaking, particularly because it involved a wide variety of content and several waves of group consultations. Yet Shannon did fantastic work. She brought her own innovative design ideas while always carefully responding to our needs and feedback. I wholeheartedly recommend her work. She is imaginative, skilled, thorough, and responsive.

    Chris Dixon, Colours of Resistance Archive
  • After attempting to do a "template website" which was neither original or what I really wanted to do, I contacted Shannon at Cafe Noir Designs to help me create a new look and website for my business. Shannon took my dream site from the idea in my head, to the reality that it is today. I was not sure how doing business with someone outside of the province would work, but Shannon's professional work ethic and constant email and/or phone communication made it easy!

    Silvia Simpson, Silvia Photography
  • Our church wanted to have a well designed and well kept web site to introduce people to who we are and what we are about. We also wanted it to offer our own members a place to find all the information they needed about our activities. Shannon was able to give just what we wanted as well as offering us things we didn't even know were available.

    Richelieu Valley United Church, Rev. Pix Butt
  • I've hired Shannon for two projects and we're about to embark on a third together. Shannon is a real professional. I felt like she was a partner in the creation of my web sites rather than simply a designer. She brought a fabulous business sense as well as a creative eye and technical know-how to my web projects. I look forward to continuing to work with her and would recommend her services without hesitation.

    Amanda Strong
  • I hired Cafe Noir to create an interactive blog site for our social media campaign at Vircom, and I was immediately impressed with her knowledge and professionalism. Beyond creating an aesthetically pleasing site, Shannon provided crucial recommendations to complement our business objectives, and ensured our site was created with the latest in best practices and technology. The level of communication and responsiveness from Cafe Noir was exemplary, and I would recommend their work to anyone seeking a top-notch web design service.

    Jean-Marc Robillard, Founder, Convergence Marketing
  • It has been great working with Shannon and Café Noir Design. She listened to what we needed out of our website and gave us back even more. Her professionalism and attention to detail were instrumental in getting our project not only finished but looking great and more importantly easy to navigate. Our stakeholders across the globe have been truly impressed with the work produced and as an organization would not hesitate to work with Café Noir Design.

    Jay Poulton, World Federation of Hemophilia Marketing