Great Shopify design sells products. We can’t put it more simply than that—if you operate an ecommerce business and you power your store with Shopify, the design choices you make can drastically increase or decrease your sales. Just like a brick and mortar store is designed to appeal to the store’s target demographic and promote sales, your online store has to be designed to connect with customers and guide them to the checkout.

Don’t settle for one of Shopify’s predesigned templates, build a truly one-of-a-kind online store with a custom Shopify theme design.

The 9 best freelance Shopify designers to hire in 2018

1. OMGuys™

Top Level     4.97 stars, 156 reviews

Specialties: Shopify design, Web page design, WordPress theme design

2. netDesigner

Top Level     5.00 stars, 17 reviews

Specialties: Shopify design, Web page design, WordPress theme design

3. Slaviana

Top Level     5.0 stars, 44 reviews

Specialties: Squarespace design, Web page design, WordPress theme design

4. jpsdesign

Top Level     5.00 stars, 29 reviews

Specialties: Shopify design, Web page design, WordPress theme design

5. BMStudios

Top Level     5.00 stars, 10 reviews

Specialties: Shopify design, Web page design, Landing page design

6. cpgdesign

Top Level     5.00 stars, 17 reviews

Specialties: Shopify design, Web page design, Product packaging

7. Idris k

Top Level     5.0 stars, 24 reviews

Specialties: Shopify design, Web page design, WordPress theme design

8. designangel07

Top Level     4.91 stars, 23 reviews

Specialties: Shopify design, Web page design, WordPress theme design

9. digitalgrowth

Top Level     4.91 stars, 23 reviews

Specialties: Shopify design, Web page design, WordPress theme design

 

How did we choose these as the top Shopify designers?

We made our picks based on three criteria: quality, experience with Shopify design and professionalism.

To be one of the top Shopify designers on 99designs, a designer has to be outstanding in all three of these categories.

Quality

All of our top Shopify designers are top level designers on our platform. On 99designs, designers are organized into three categories:

  • Entry level
  • Mid level
  • Top level

Top level designers are designers with robust portfolios full of original creative concepts that wowed past clients. For a Shopify designer, making it to the top level means having a master command of ecommerce trends, design skills and technical skills to make their designs work.

Experience with Shopify design

Shopify is a unique platform. Designing for Shopify isn’t the same as designing for Wix, Squarespace, or another ecommerce platform like Etsy because—like all the others—its got its quirks, its limits, its strong points and its array of unique plugins. We can only call a designer one of our top Shopify designers if they’ve got a solid portfolio full of attractive, effective Shopify designs that became well-performing online stores.

Professionalism

Our goal is to make your experience working with 99designs an enjoyable one. To be a top Shopify designer, a designer has to be an utmost professional. Our top designers are responsive, communicative and able to use the constructive criticism they receive to revise their designs to be exactly what their clients envision.

What to think about when hiring a Shopify designer

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Shopify design by Gaberlunzie

Effective Shopify design has a few components. They include an understanding of ecommerce design elements and a knowledge of Shopify’s technical capabilities and limitations. When you’re searching for the right Shopify designer for your store, think and ask about the following:

  • How the designer understands the relationship between store design and conversions. You’re hiring a store designer to improve your bottom line, so asking directly about how a design will generate sales should be one of your top priorities when you’re interviewing designers.
  • Has the designer worked in your niche? Shopify powers stores in nearly every category, from car parts to baby clothes to psychic readings.
  • Is the designer familiar with the plugins you plan to use in your store? The Shopify platform has lots of plug-ins, and your store’s template should work with the plugins you use for your business.
  • How much are you willing to spend on your Shopify design? If you’re working with a small budget, consider work with a designer who customizes existing themes rather than building them from scratch.

Are you ready to hire a terrific Shopify designer?

A skilled Shopify designer will boost your store’s sales by creating a design that takes customers by the hand, walks them through a showcase of your products, then guides them to the checkout so they can easily make purchases. Great Shopify design means more profit for you.

If you’re not inspired to work with one of our top Shopify designer picks, search our platform for a designer who does inspire you. There are lots of talented Shopify designers on 99designs and we’re sure you’ll find at least one you click with.

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