Elephant partners with clients to explore the best options for a given project to meet short and long-term goals.

Who we are

Since 2000, Elephant offers analysis, strategy and development services to companies and organizations looking to differentiate themselves with clear messages, concise branding, a strong web presence and go-to-market tools.

We work in the domains of Health Care, Corporate, Non-Profit Organizations and Culture/Arts.

Our philosophy

Your website should communicate the unique qualities and strengths of your organization in such a way that the audience feels drawn in and they want to know more. We build sites that position your brand and message in a clear, concise, easy to navigate way using the best tools and practices in the industry.

We stay up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies

To achieve the best results, our team draws on complementary competencies ranging from marketing, business growth and strategy to artistic creation, design and hard coding.


Francoise Guyaux


Since 2000, Françoise is President and founder of Elephant, a Website and marketing tools development firm. Francoise developed expertise in both visual art and programmation. She holds a bi-disciplinary Master degree in Computer Science and Art from the University of Montreal. Between 1991 and 2000, Françoise taught multimedia, database and computer science courses at both the university and college levels. On the creative side, Francoise assisted in developing the college curriculum in multimedia at Maisonneuve College in Montreal and received a Felix award for the design of Mara Tremblay’s CD titled Le Chihuahua. As a recipient of a NSERC grant, she spent three years in the doctoral multimedia program at the University of British Columbia.

Gabrielle Vezina


Gabrielle Vézina is a multidisciplinary web developer. She studied Computer Science to become a programmer but she was intensely drawn to integration such that her career took a visual twist. In addition to her expertise with database development, PHP and Javascript coding languages, Gabrielle also has a high proficiency in HTML and CSS languages and has mastered web software and libraries, such as WordPress and jQuery. Since 2004, her work has been appreciated by many clients such as the National Film Board of Canada, Ville de Montréal and the book publisher La courte échelle. Many of her projects have been rewarded with Boomerang Awards, Quebec’s largest award show for Interactive communications. Gabrielle holds a Computer Science degree from Ahuntsic College in Montreal.


  • We really love the website. We are very happy with the look, feel, navigation, colors, pictures and layout. We are so happy with the site, excellent work.

    Jesse Grimes
    Principal of Highlander
  • 5 Stars. On time, within the budget, with 80% increase in page views and all the bells and whistles we asked for. Read complete testimony

    Ricardo Salcedo
    Audience Development Manager Shambhala Sun Foundation & Mindful.org
  • I am extremely pleased and grateful for the monumental work of Elephant in the web design and building of DoctorDonato.com.  I have had previous websites, which pale in comparison to this beautiful artwork and technologically advanced website.  It has been LIVE barely two weeks and I have already received many compliments of how elegant and friendly the site is.  In my field as a healthcare provider and international nutritional health consultant, this website creation exceeds the expectation of my clients and professional colleagues!  Fantastic work!  Thank you!

    Dr. Donato
  • The process of working with Elephant moved us to a whole new level with our online presence. It helped our organization clarify goals and identify what we want to communicate as well as our overall focus. We have received so many compliments and have heard from many people wanting to know who redid the web site for us. There was a genuine combination of professional and creative energy. I really can’t say enough positive things about the project we did with Elephant, both beautiful design and technically excellent.

    Carolyn Gimian
    Director, The Chogyam Trungpa Legacy Project
  • The experience of working with Elephant on my website was simply fantastic. Francoise is extremely creative, generous, totally professional and a constant delight to work with. I was absolutely thrilled with the results. She is exceptional and I cannot recommend her highly enough.

    Elizabeth Richardson
    Actress & Writer
  • Elephant delivered exactly what I was looking for in a Website and marketing tools that helps differentiate Embvue’s business and the value we bring to our customers in an intuitive, high-quality way.

    Gary Greisman
    CEO, Embvue
  • The Elephant team took time to understand our target market, competitors and website audience to then design something that fit our industry and our requirements very well.  The professional results exceeded our expectations and I have already recommended them to others.

    David Solomon
    Partner, MBCG
  • I wanted to update my website and brand to reflect the growing global business I do across North America and China.  The Elephant team provided direction and design that modernized the message and took the site to the next level.  The speed and efficiency in which they worked got my new site online fast and without any technical issues.  I would recommend them to anyone looking to enhance their image or market positioning.

    Glenn Miller
    Principal, MBG Finance
  • Working with Francoise was a complete pleasure throughout, and I cannot recommend her more highly if you need to create a site that meets the needs of your audience. So, thank you, Francoise, and we look forward to working with you in the future as our site evolves through time!

    Since the agency first put up a web site in 1995, we have built it ourselves, but the advent of mobile, tablet, and desktop viewports necessitated outside help, and we engaged the design services of Francoise Guyaux of Elephant, having seen her work on a number of sites we liked because of their elegant and responsive designs. Our goal was to create a site that reflected the core mission of the agency, which is to represent authors who, as our home page says, deepen and expand our understanding and appreciation of the world.

    William Clark
    Literary Agent
  • It has been many years since Elephant created my first painting website and I have returned again and again for the professional but at the same time personal approach they offer.  Working with a team of experts in the field, they care for every detail with an eye towards trends that the future will bring.
    It quickly became clear that target audience was able to find me easily through a variety of social sites that I had not previously known about, much less considered.
    The detailed content on painting tips as well as my image was improved as part of the basic service that was provided.
    The end design was beautiful and functional and I have been asked by several people for a referral to the builders of my sites.
    All of my expectations were met and exceeded in every way, and the cost was very reasonable for a professional website about painting. I particularly love the how the painting tools are presented in this post about Painting Tools. Another post was a review of paint sprayers and required box to present the best tools, and paint sprayer reviews.

    A high quality system was developed to easily present a mix of deck paint products and deck painting tips, with lost of boxes to highlights the deck paint products. you can see the result here in this post about deck paint.

    Each of my websites were delivered on time and within my budget.

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    Room Painting Tips
    Brad the Painter

Why the name Elephant ?

Elephant, the ever gentle and wise animal, exemplifies focused power and strength.

Just hearing the word ‘elephant’ evokes power, honor, stability, patience. In places where they live, the elephant is a symbol used to bring luck, fertility, protection and is thought of as a blessing upon all new projects.

But beyond that, we simply love elephants!

Elephant Gifts: painting by f guyaux