User-Friendly Website Design

Based in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador

I Make User Friendly Websites

Because A Bad Website Is Like A Grumpy Salesperson

Hi! My not-so-user-friendly-name is Mireille (she/her) and I'm a UX Designer and a Webflow Developer. I'm based in Corner Brook (originally from Stephenville) in Newfoundland and Labrador. Formerly, an award-winning international artist, I've turned my visual creative skills to a new direction, by combining them with:

  • User Experience (UX) Design
  • Webflow Website Development
  • Writing Copy for UX + Google rankings (SEO)

Trendsetting Technology + Techniques

I've chosen a cutting-edge, high-performance platform to build on: Webflow. My tech training is recent. I've learned the latest in coding frameworks and user experience methods, including accessible design that's baked in - Betty Crocker's got nothin' on me.  

Having trained online, I'm experienced with working remotely, so you don't need to be my next-door neighbour to work with me.

I am a solopreneur who creates custom-made, content-driven marketing and informational websites with a focus on usability, quality and distinctive branding.

What don't I do? I'm not a marketing agency, so I don't design posters or billboards; I can't make you a TV commercial or a pair of sweatpants with your logo embroidered on the arse.

For all things print, I recommend fellow freelancer Katja Moehl in Stephenville. An experienced graphic designer, Katja has connections with printers throughout the province. From business cards to trade show banners, from annual reports to billboards - Katja has done it all. Check out her website.

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Universal Design is accessible and inclusive.

User Experience (UX) Design

Some Websites Aren't Very Effective

Every good website has a purpose (or many). The purpose of your website is to get your website visitors to do something:

  • Book an appointment
  • Donate to your campaign
  • Hire you for a contract
  • Apply for a building permit
  • Apply for a job

When a site is not user-friendly your site visitors may become confused, overwhelmed, frustrated or plain bored...and then they just leave.

So What's the Fix?

If you want your website visitors to do something, you need to make it easy, make it fun - or make it both! How? User Experience Design. Each project is different and can involve any of:

  • Inclusive + Accessible Design (for example, 9% of men are colour-blind)
  • Customer Research + Usability Testing
  • Examining how people can find your website.
  • Competitive Analysis - what makes you special or better?
  • Structuring all website information for purpose and clarity

The Webflow Development Platform

Makes Your Website Easy To Maintain + Grow

I build responsive websites on the Webflow platform. It's similar to Wordpress, but more evolved - it's the future of website building. Why? Because there are so many high-quality features that make your website easy to maintain and even grow:

  • The same hosting security features enjoyed by Amazon, Adobe and Dropbox
  • Automatic platform software updates and backups - no need to hire someone to do them
  • An absolute ton of built-in settings and tools for on-site Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • High-performance hosting that automatically scales with your website traffic
  • Can you use email? Online forms? Then you can edit and grow your website - thanks to Webflow's Editor.

Webflow is a little newer than some other website platforms, but chances are you know some websites that are built on it, for example: Dell, Intuit, Upwork, Medium and ideo.

Manage and grow your Webflow website using The Editor.
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SEO writing - so people can find you.

Writing Copy - For UX & SEO

Clear, Concise, Purposeful

A website cannot cut hair or build a house or make by-laws or deliver your groceries. People do those things, maybe you do those things. Websites are built to communicate...24/7 - and they need to be good at it. Because you're busy focussing on the things you're good at.

Writing copy starts with research - and early, even before you've chosen a name! Your website's domain name can contain vital SEO keywords, like mine obviously does. The writing throughout your website should contain your keywords, which may include your location. Especially important is the writing of meta tags - the info that shows up in google search.

We read books, but we visually scan website text. Most of your website visitors are there to do research, scanning for specific information to help them make a decision. Writing - including its font, formatting + layout - need to be structured for easy scanning.

What People Are Saying About Me:

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"clear, concise and applicable"

"Mireille was great at understanding my needs. She has taken a large amount of information and distilled it to the crucial in a manner that is clear, concise and applicable. My career is now showcased in a professional and attractive website that focusses my potential clients' attention on what's relevant."

Viv Wright
Corner Brook, Newfoundland
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"styling that fit our distinct brand"

"We were surprised at how fast Mireille was able to put everything together to our specific needs. Mireille has amazing communication skills - with minimal direction she created visual styling that fit our distinct brand. Our new website is exactly what we wanted and she provided us with clear training on how to use our new website."

Colleen Warren
Owner and Operator
Corner Brook, NL, Canada
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"asked all the right questions"

"[Mireille] has wonderful interpersonal skills and asked all the right questions. She worked in a timely manner and was clear and precise in the direction she took on my project. She has transited smoothly into the world of being a web designer thanks to her great talent and communication skills."

Frederick R McDonald
Indigenous Artist
Fort McKay, Alberta
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"61% more than dealers were willing to pay me"

"By having this website, I was able to sell my RV directly to the buyer — for 61% more than dealers were willing to pay me. Despite it being the end of the camping season, I was able to sell it quickly to the first buyer that viewed it in person. He said it was a great help to see all the photos and have all the detailed information that was on the website."

VRD Wright
RV owner + outdoor enthusiast
Kent, England, UK
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