Design and Launch of Magnificat Ministries Website

Magnificat Ministries Frontpage, Design

Magnificat Ministries is a Catholic lay apostolate which has been actively engaged in the New Evangelization since 1993. The apostolate is built upon the spiritual foundation of our primary vocation to marriage and the call we’ve discerned to live the hidden life of Nazareth; characterized by personal contemplative prayer, silence, solitude and manual labor. Magnificat Ministries is located in Ontario.

Marcel Dion and his wife Linda, the founder and foundress, of the ministry were looking for a website that would convey the history, power, and beauty of the work that God has put on their hearts.

Rich, deep burgundy and bold blues highlight the features of the site.

One of the unique aspects of the site, is being able to use the power of imagery to communicate depth. As the designer of the artwork, I thought that it could be communicated through aged papers, and software more subtle lines, rather than hard lines and stark images.

The testimonial pages use bright, excellent photographs to highlight the speaker.



On this site there are actually two blogs, one for each of the authors, that work in different ways. WordPress templates allow for customization depending on code, I added this in so that the requests of both of the authors could be accommodated.



It was a pleasure to work on a creative site that took time to make it just right. Both the client and the designer are very happy with the outcome.

Magnificat Ministries chose to start their design from a WordPress Template. That template was then customized and adapted to their needs, and the graphics and layout were changed to suit what they wanted and needed for their ministry. I work with PHP, MySQL, and templates almost everyday. WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal are the content managers that I work with the most.

Saskatoon Website Design

CJamesRun Design is based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and we work with clients anywhere. Email, Skype, and phone calls make distance working easy and without problems. Are you looking for a web designer from Canada? Perhaps you are looking for a freelance webmaster. Please contact me with any questions you may have about this design or any other

Joomla 1.5 to 3.x migration and redesign


Treasures of the Church ( needed a new website. Their old site was Joomla 1.5 (which we designed many years ago) and needed to be moved up to the most current system of Joomla.

Security is really important, and old versions of Joomla have many known exploits, especially in creating spam. Their site became a frequent target for spam bots, and then every so often it was hacked.



Wedding Monogram


This logo design was created for a bride and groom for their wedding. It was used throughout all of the wedding events and materials.

The logo is a combination of the letter M (both of their first names), and the capital AM (Ave Maria).

Ave Maria: 
Love was born into the world through Mary. She remains our model of what it truly means to be loved and to love. My ministry of the love of God will be entrusted to her maternal care and protection.



French Brochure


Dealing with contraversial topics like pro-life issues can be difficult. This client wanted something fresh, and focused on women. I don’t speak french, but I am comfortable working in a number of other languages for print. I am also comfortable working with pro-life groups, on many different topics.

BPW Saskatoon Work


BPW Saskatoon approached me a number of months back with a need for a revamp of their advertising material, specifically their sponsorship package. It wasn’t that their material was terribly out of date, it was the just needed a refresh, and it needed to be done quickly. I had a open project slot and so I took it on, in exchange for some advertising time, as well as tickets to their main fundraising banquet. The main international Women’s Day dinner is what really impressed me. It was a full house at TCU (a local venue, that seated over 500). Their guest speaker was Mellissa Fung. She spoke about her experience overseas, and how she is not advocating for the women (specifically in Afganistan) to have their rights, their voices heard.

What Mellissa shared was great, but in addition to her was the impressive gathering of women. All of the women from the Saskatoon area, who were able to be proud of what they do. I was seated with my wife, and 5 other women. Each of them were, in their own way, empowering the women around them. It was a privilege to work with BPW Saskatoon, and an honour to be mentioned at their banquet. Thank you.

Here are some of the redesigns that I created for them. Clean, professional and works to communicate the professionalism of the organization.

Emailed ‘postcard’



Business Card for the event:


Sponsorship Folder Inserts:








Prince Albert Catholic School Division Website Design and Launch

  • Web strategy
  • Importing of previous website content
  • Web design/creative
  • Joomla 2.5 Integration and customization
  • Search engine optimization
  • Launch on IIS platform
  • Training for new Joomla system

42121f00ffc451d0c288e11c1f28cbd4The design brief stipulated the need for a professional, stable, trustworthy appearance. One that was “youth filled, but not trendy.”

The design needed to be simple, and without the use of “radical colours” in order to appeal to parents, and teachers. The site would be used by a wide demographic, including teachers, parents, and board members of all ages.