We have been designing and developing websites for over 20 years. We strictly provide web design solutions that are designed with current best practices in web development considered. Our websites are sustainable and we help clients maintain their sites over time so they are worry-free and don’t need to be rebuilt every 5 years. We are recognized in Toronto as an affordable web design studio with a modern design aesthetic. Let us create your minimal, contemporary website design with our stress-free design process.

Our latest web design projects

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Unnatural Glow

Logo, branding and website design for a Toronto fibre optic costume designer and fire + flow arts performer.

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U of T Centre for the Study of Pain

Branding and website design and development project for The University of Toronto's Centre for the Study of Pain (UTCSP).

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The Social Finance Fund Hub

Brand, logo, and website design for Canada's Social Finance Fund Hub. This project includes a minimal, accessible, bilingual Wordpress website and a modern logo design.

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Aardvark Book Club

Branding and logo design and website development for Aardvark Book Club, a book subscription service. The colourful illustrated identity is very versatile and creates a distinct personality for the brand.

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Caicos Island Charters

Branding, website, social media management work for a luxury sailing charters company in the Turks & Caicos Islands.

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Cadre Artist Management

Website and brand design for Cadre Artist Management, a leading Toronto-based agency representing makeup, hair & wardrobe artists in the fashion and beauty industries.

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Anthony Moustacalis & Associates

Brand designer for Toronto criminal lawyer Anthony Moustacalis. Logo and website design for law office AMA LAW.

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Point Blank Hair

Branding and website design for barbershop and hair salon in Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood. Full design suite covered, from logo to social images to website and signage.

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SAMbot

Website design for the Samara Institute for Democracy and Areto Labs. SAMbot is an AI designed to track toxic tweets on the federal election campaign trail.

Web design services + specializations

We standardly implement all of the following aspects into our websites, at no additional charge:

Wordpress platform only

Responsive layout and design. All-platform, all device compatibility

AODA-compliant (level AA) to ensure accessibility requirements are met for Ontario Government + university standards

SEO (search engine optimization) basic level built-in, with opportunity to max this out if desired

Google Analytics installed so your website can be analyzed for its performance and interest areas over time

Website Design FAQs

How much does a website design cost?

This one is challenging to ask without many considerations detailed, but to give you a rough ballpark, our website development costs start at $6000. This would be for a simple informational 1-5 page Wordpress website.

What platform do you use for your websites?

Wordpress all the way. There is no other affordable platform or solution that gives you the flexibility, sustainability and level of design control that Wordpress provides.

From our Design Blog:

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FAQ: How much does a website cost?

Because you asked: “How much does a website cost?" We did the research, asking Google Search and Chat GPT-4 to see what they say. We also give you our UNIVERSE web design and development estimate so you can consider and compare results.

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FAQ: How do I get my website to appear on the top of Google search results?

Search Engine Optimization [SEO] is the technical term for the ways in which we can design a website to maximize its potential to appear at the top of Google’s organic search results. Learn how we can help you to get your website to appear on the top of Google search results with tips from Google and UNIVERSE.

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Accessibility Considered Designs

Our Creative Director and Web Developer Elaine has studied AODA compliance (the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) through her experience working in Universities, the Ontario Law Society, and her Government clients. When you have accessibility best practices in mind it is not difficult to build them into your design. It is now an ethical best practice that UNIVERSE is proud to instill into every project we work on.

AODA compliance (at least a minimum level) should always be applied to web design and development [learn more about this here]. We also have studied how to create accessible PDFs and, generally, even our social media images that we design for clients are accessible. Educating our clients about the importance of accessibility is important to us and a core value.

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Get in touch if our work speaks to you and we can help with your project.

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