Web Design is super easy: just get a drag-and-drop website builder account, put some blocks together and profit.


Yeah. No.


This site, and all the good ones out there, were hand-coded by people who know what they’re doing. Web design is hard, and designing a site that wows, that doesn’t just fade into the background of however many dozen tabs a user has open, that’s even harder. So here’s what it actually means:


    If we're doing the rest of our job (like SEO) right then a whole bunch of people are going to first encounter your brand online, so we make sure that your whole brand experience is seamless.


    More than half of the visits to your site are coming from mobile devices, so you need to be ready with a responsive design that adapts to any screen size.


    Google just hates it when sites aren't updated regularly, and unless you're regularly creating content you're going to lose out in search engine performance.


    Selling online? There are off-the-rack programs that can work without having to code an Amazon-style system so that you can sell online.


    Video, interactivity, parallax scrolling, graphical effects, cool emojis like this bee: 🐝. We love to push the boundaries.


    Does your website platform get updated? Do you have SSL security? Does your previous website builder send you an invoice every time you send them an email? These are all important questions we answer, and you should too.


Everybody has a website, but hardly anybody has a good website — except our clients — and it reflects on an organization. If you don’t care about how you appear to customers then customers won’t care about you, and you’ll lose out on ways to dominate search engine rankings, drive leads and reinforce your brand with content that engages people.


21st-century marketing is tough; things are always evolving, and guidance on how to even get started is dominated by clickbaity articles with titles like 200 Marketing Tips You NEED To Know If You Want Your Business To Even Survive The Week. We’ll be there to guide you through it.


of people will stop engaging with a website if the content and layout are unattractive




We’ve been going there and doing that for a long time now, and in our relatively short time being a company, Octopus Creative has done a thousand different things for dozens of organizations. Web design is a constantly evolving mess of new standards and techniques, and the only rule is that you can pretty much do anything you like (just look at Awwwards for how far you can push your web browser.) We like pushing the boundaries too, all the while keeping focused on pushing your brand out there and pulling customers in.



Your web design should be as unique as your business is. When Octopus Creative designs a website for our clients we think about more than just what it looks like, we think about your website users and how it all functions as part of your overall strategy.


You’re busy, and we get that. You don’t want to have to worry about your website while you’re out there growing your organization or organizing AGMs. With all of our web design services, we provide the management, hosting, customization and support that you need, when you need it- and it’s all hosted on Canadian servers that you can rely on.



If you’re still using email domains that aren’t customized to your business, you’re sending a mixed message to the market. Present a unified brand to your target market with branded email services that we’ll help you set up!


Got web coding experience? Well if you’re like 90% of people you probably don’t. Don’t worry, that’s where Octopus Creative comes in! We use the latest technology to make collaboratively managing your website a breeze.




Portage College

Celebrating its fiftieth year in 2018, Portage College is one of the largest colleges in Northeastern Alberta, with multiple campuses and thousands of students across undergraduate and post-grad degrees. It's also an important part of the community, holding events and adult education courses, and has a large and well-stocked museum of aboriginal artifacts.

Lakeland Co-op

Lakeland Co-op is part of the nationwide Co-op chain and a 4,300 member business in its own right, with a gas bar, hardware store, clothing store, home centre and fuel cardlock amongst its varied product offerings. Although they have a great range of products, public perception is that they are more expensive than other brands, and too few people know about the key differences between a regular company and a co-op.

Alberta's Iron Horse Trail

The Iron Horse Trail is 300km of trail following the paths set down centuries ago by fur trappers and the first railways. It's one of the province's crown jewels, and when the Riverland Recreational Trail Society wanted to promote the trail and expand its audience, they came to us.

St. Paul & Eastalta Co-op / Federated Co-operatives Ltd.

Octopus Creative pulled off an integrated marketing campaign, spanning a trading area of more than 280km in just over a month. St. Paul and District Co-op and Eastalta Co-op officially formed Cornerstone Co-op in January of 2017, and as of January 2018 this campaign now provides the framework for a system-wide amalgamation campaign to be used by Federated Co-operatives Ltd. throughout the Co-op Retailing System.

Northpark Collision

Northpark is a family-run collision repair shop that has been fixing vehicles in St. Paul since 1985. They're an important part of their community, making charitable donations and doing everything they can to contribute to good causes. They're also a pro-grade repair shop with high-tech spraying facilities and hundreds of combined years of experience.

Kaft CPA

If you've got a small business in North Eastern Alberta, then KAFT CPA are your guys to call. A full-service, friendly business accountancy with a focus on helping small businesses by giving them solid advice. They specialize in tax preparation, bookkeeping and assurance- as well as being just plain lovely people.

St. Paul Junior B Canadiens

Ahh, good 'ol hockey! This is a sport that we love (if our teams make the playoffs that is!) and we were thrilled when the St. Paul Canadiens approached us to support their hockey team. We developed them a cutting-edge website with stick-dropping photography, entirely pro-bono!

JD Collision

Our crew helped JD Collision rev up for their 40th year in style with a 40th-anniversary campaign, long-term marketing strategy, optimized branding, a new website and more! Since then, we've helped them dominate the web with social media, online advertising and SEO to make them the #1 shop in the Lakeland region.

Tru Real Estate Team

Rollie Cartier and Kerri Dechaine are one of the top real estate teams not only in St. Paul, not only in Alberta, but in all of Canada. They have a long-established business and a huge, always-evolving inventory of great properties, but more importantly they have a reputation for being friendly, nice folks who deal with their clients fairly.

Weaver Supplies

What does it take to shake up the industrial supplies business, which has been dominated by a few key companies for decades? Smart sourcing, cutting out the middle-man, and a professional web presence. Weaver Supplies is a start-up company that sells small, disposable products like safety glasses and grinding discs that companies in the construction or utilities businesses need to order often, and which can have a serious effect on their bottom-line.

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