Freelance Shopify Theme Developer & Designer Based in Suffolk, UK

Are you ready to take your online business to the next level? Hire me as your Freelance Shopify Developer today. With over 20 years of experience in e-commerce design, I offer a range of services that help e-commerce businesses succeed on the Shopify platform.

I am a freelance Shopify Theme Developer & Designer working for businesses of all shapes and sizes. My goal is to help businesses succeed in e-commerce and on the Shopify platform by providing custom solutions that drive sales & results. As a recognised Shopify Partner, I am backed by Shopify’s trust and resources, ensuring that my services are reliable, up-to-date, and aligned with Shopify’s best practices.

Shopify Theme Development: Creating Unique Themes and Providing Comprehensive Training

When you hire me as a Freelance Shopify Designer & Developer it ensures that you’ll get a uniquely designed Shopify theme that sets your business apart from the competition and attract new customers. I provide comprehensive training and support to ensure your website works for you – not the other way around.

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Rik was easy to work with and took the time to get to know us and our clients, the result is a new website which has helped define our brand and offer our digital frontage the presence it deserves. It is easy to use and something we are very proud off, I hope Rik is too.


My Shopify Development Services

As a Shopify Partner, I have direct access to Shopify’s latest features and updates, allowing me to offer you the most advanced and effective e-commerce solutions. Here are some of the business services that I offer.

Shopify Conversion Rate Analysis & Optimisation

Shopify Conversion Rate Analysis And Optimisation

My Shopify Conversion Rate Analysis and Optimisation Service helps businesses increase sales and grow their business. I use data-driven tactics to identify and fix issues that may be hindering your conversion rate.

Buzz Power, Shopify Maintenance & Support

Shopify Maintenance and E-commerce Design Support

My ongoing Shopify Maintenance and Support Service keeps your website running smoothly so you can focus on growing your business. I handle your website updates, changes, and performance tweaks so you don’t have to.

Shopify SEO Support

Shopify Developer: SEO Support

My Shopify SEO Support service helps businesses drive traffic and grow their business. I use best practices in search engine optimisation to help your website rank higher in search engine results pages.

Celebrity Homeware Shopify Migration

Migrate your website to the Shopify Platform

My Shopify Migration Service helps businesses seamlessly transition to the Shopify platform from their existing website. I handle everything from data migration to custom theme development to ensure a smooth transition.


How can I help you?


    Shopify is a hosted e-commerce platform that offers a secure environment with certified Level 1 PCI DSS compliance, automatic updates, responsive frameworks, payment gateways, free and premium plugins, and simple usability for your store managers. And with over 500,000 Shopify stores contributing to over $40 billion worth of sales worldwide, it’s clear that Shopify is the go-to platform for businesses of all shapes and sizes.

    Cost-Effective Solutions That Suit Your Budget

    I understand that budget can be a concern, which is why I offer cost-effective solutions that suit your budget. Shopify monthly subscription fees start at £19, but the value you receive is well worth the cost. You won’t need to worry about website security updates, website hosting, or SSL certificates. Plus, with access to your funds within 24 hours, you can keep your cashflow in check.

    Satisfied Clients and Results-Driven Service

    Don’t just take my word for it – have a look at the Shopify projects I have completed for satisfied clients and what they have to say about hiring me as a Freelance Shopify Designer & Developer.

    Shopify Designer for Hall Street, Long Melford, Suffolk.
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    Why Work with me

    Your Shopify Designer and developer: My process in Delivering Results with Every Project

    My typical Shopify design process follows our usual design process to deliver a unique design for your business. I start with research and agreement on requirements, then move on to designing the UX and wireframes and user journeys. From there, I design the UI, develop the site, and test it on multiple devices and browsers. Once everything is ready, I’ll launch the website so you can start trading online. And I don’t stop there – I continue to research and test for improvements using live user data to deliver more sales through Shopify Conversion Optimisation tactics, Search Engine Optimisation, and refinements.

    Why Choose Me as Your Shopify Theme Developer?

    I have a track record of delivering successful e-commerce solutions for businesses of all sizes, from local skate shops to gaming giants like Electronic Arts. As an experienced designer and developer I am dedicated to delivering results-driven solutions that help your business grow.

    I understand that every business is unique, which is why I take the time to understand your business requirements and design custom solutions that meet your needs. I pride myself on delivering high-quality work, on time and on budget.

    Official Shopify Designer & Developer Partner

    Official Shopify Partner

    As a Shopify Partner, I adhere to Shopify’s high standards for quality and service, which further enhances the trustworthiness and reliability of my solutions. So whether you’re looking for a custom Shopify theme, conversion rate optimisation, ongoing maintenance and support, SEO support, or help migrating your existing website to the Shopify platform, I have the expertise and experience to help you succeed.


    How can I help you?

    Get in touch with me today to take the first step in growing your online business with custom Shopify solutions that deliver results.

      More About Shopify Costs

      Shopify Theme development

      This is a tough question and one I can’t really answer without knowing a bit more about the spec. Shopify websites can cost from as little as £1000 to £10,000. It really does depend on the level of customisation, functionality and scale. 

      shopify Subscription costs

      Shopify monthly subscription fees start at £19, and while the cost may seem high, you can rest easy knowing that you won’t need to worry about website security updates as long as you practice good password management and keep your account secure. Additionally, you won’t have to bear the expenses of website hosting or SSL certificates. When you factor in these benefits, the service offers excellent value for money and provides peace of mind knowing that your website and revenue stream are in capable hands.

      Transaction costs

      Again these are depending on your subscription but are inline with most banking transactions. You also can get access to your funds within 24 hours which is always handy for the cashflow!

      A full breakdown of charges can be found on the Shopify website.

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      Shopify Design & Development FAQs

      What sets me apart from other freelance Shopify designers and developers?

      I am an experienced designer and part-time artist based in Suffolk, England, with a proven track record of delivering Shopify design and development services. My unique blend of creative and technical expertise ensures that each project receives personalised attention, resulting in a customised e-commerce solution tailored to your business needs. I am commitment to providing clients with clear communication, efficient project management, and high-quality work ensures a seamless and enjoyable collaboration experience.

      How do I approach Shopify design and development projects?

      My process begins with a thorough understanding of your business goals, target audience, and branding. I then create a custom design that reflects your brand identity and incorporates best practices in user experience (UX) to ensure a seamless shopping experience for your customers. I am highly skilled in theme customisation, app integration, and responsive design, ensuring your store looks and functions optimally on all devices. My extensive experience with the Shopify platform enables me to develop efficient, scalable solutions for businesses of all sizes.

      My other Shopify services include;
      Shopify Maintenance & Support
      Shopify Click Through Rate Optimisation
      Migration Services
      Shopify SEO Support

      What kind of timeline can I expect when working with me on a Shopify project?

      The timeline for your Shopify project depends on its complexity and your specific requirements. I am dedicated to delivering high-quality work within agreed-upon deadlines, with small to medium-sized projects typically completed within 4-8 weeks. For larger or more complex projects, the timeline may extend to several months. I will provide an estimated timeline during the initial consultation, keeping you informed of progress and any changes to the schedule throughout the project.

      How much does it cost to hire me for as a UKShopify Developer?

      I offer competitive pricing based on the scope and complexity of your project, with options for fixed-price packages or hourly rates depending on your preferences and budget. The total cost will vary depending on factors such as the level of customisation, project duration, and any additional features or functionality required. I will provide a detailed project proposal and cost estimate during the initial consultation to ensure you have a clear understanding of the costs involved.

      How do I handle store migrations to Shopify?

      I have has extensive experience in migrating existing e-commerce stores to Shopify. He will assess your current platform to identify potential challenges or limitations and provide recommendations for a smooth transition. I will transfer essential data, such as product information, customer accounts, and order history, to your new Shopify store while ensuring your store’s design retains your brand identity and takes full advantage of Shopify’s features and capabilities.

      Read more about my Shopify Migration Services and how I helped Celebrity Homeware Migrate from WooCommerce to Shopify.

      What can I expect in terms of communication and updates during the project?

      I like to keep things transparent with clear and timely communication throughout each project. I will keep you informed of progress and provide regular updates, ensuring that you are always aware of the project’s status. We’re a partnership and I value your feedback and will collaborate closely with you to ensure that the final product meets your expectations and requirements.

      Do you ensure that my Shopify store is optimised for search engines?

      I am well-versed in SEO best practices and will implement them in your store’s design and development. I will optimize your store’s on-page elements, such as meta titles, meta descriptions, and keyword-rich content, to target relevant search queries and improve search engine visibility. I will also ensure your store has a clear site structure and navigation, making it easier for both users and search engines to crawl and index your content.

      Can you provide ongoing maintenance and updates for my Shopify store?

      Absolutely! I offer ongoing maintenance and update services for your Shopify store. I understands that businesses evolve and grow over time, and I like to help implement new features or improvements to your store’s design and functionality as needed. I can also address any issues that may arise after your store goes live, ensuring a smooth transition for your customers. By offering monthly maintenance packages, I provide ongoing support, updates, and improvements to your store for a fixed monthly fee or on an ad-hoc basis, ensuring your e-commerce business remains up-to-date and operates smoothly.

      How can working with me benefit your e-commerce business?

      By collaborating with me on your Shopify project, you’ll benefit from my wealth of experience in design and development, as well as his deep understanding of the Shopify platform. I enjoy creating a visually appealing, user-friendly, and SEO-optimised online store tailored to your business needs, helping you attract more visitors and increase conversions. My ongoing support and maintenance services will also ensure that your store continues to perform optimally and adapts to your business’s changing needs, providing you with a solid foundation for growth and success.