Freshwater Designs

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  • Shopify Expert since 05/2017
  • Projects starting at $2,000


About Freshwater Designs

Freshwater Designs is a one-man web development and design shop run by me, Mike Lazarus. I've built tons of Shopify websites for clients big and small across almost every industry imaginable, amassing a wealth of knowledge on all things e-commerce.

I'll be with you every step of the way - from our first phone call to launching your store to international growth. By staying small and solo, I can deliver an unparalleled personal experience and create long-lasting relationships with my clients.

I don't want to be just your web developer and designer. I want to be a trusted partner and resource for you and your business. I know the pains and struggles that come with launching your own company - I'm a small business owner myself - so I do everything I can make the journey as easy as possible for you.

Shoot me an email and I'd love to find a time to hop on a call and learn more about how I can be of help.

14 Testimonials

The DL

Super happy with the job Freshwater did! Smart, friendly, helpful, fast. Would absolutely use them again.

Petal & Bean

Mike at Freshwater Designs was fantastic to work with! He was creative, professional, and quick to respond to my questions and changes. I am very happy with my new website!

Powell's Owls

Mike was fantastic every step of the way! He is extremely knowledgeable with all aspects of website creation, development and implementation and provided great insights and answers to all of our questions. Mike is a great communicator and always made himself available. I would highly recommend Mike and Freshwater Designs to anyone who is looking to build a website using the Shopify platform. Ten out of Ten!

Puro Sound Labs

It was an absolute pleasure working with Freshwater Designs on our new website. Freshwater's understanding of our needs, along with the consistent followup and collaboration, allowed us to timely build an elegant new store front for the busy holiday season. I would recommend Freshwater to any business looking to build or revamp their website!


Mike was top notch. Creative, direct, responsive and intuitive.

Studs By Brad Corp.

Mike is terrific. I searched for a one-person shop so that I would get a great deal of attention during the creation and launch of my new website. Mike over delivered. He was always available and quickly responding to my endless list of changes and updates. I highly recommend him without reservation.

Mixologie Wholesale

Freshwater Designs is exactly that - FRESH! Forward-thinking, responsive, and customer-service oriented. In the arena of online consulting, most firms seem to have lost the personal touch. Freshwater Designs is the exception. Highly recommend!!


Can't say enough good things about Freshwater. I've had the opportunity to work with several Shopify Experts, as well as, some not so experts via freelance sites. No one has yet to compare with the service, creativity and responsiveness we got from these guys. They exceeded expectations in every way!


Easy to work with, fast, great attention to detail. Good all around - and aligned perfectly for our brand.


Michael at Freshwater Designs was surely an expert on Shopify. He answered all of our questions and set up the site to be exactly how we wanted it. It was an amazing experience to work with him! Would recommend him to anyone who is looking to build a site. Cheers.


Freshwater gets the job done!

I got a great price (several thousand dollars cheaper than what other experts were charging) for a beautiful website - what else could you want?

Thanks Freshwater!!


If you're looking for a talented web developer and designer who's also fun and easy to work with, look no further than Mike and Freshwater! Could not recommend them high enough!!


I'm a notoriously difficult client, but Mike amazed me every step of the way. From my first call with him, I knew I was in good hands. He took the time to understand my business and unique needs, crafted a custom game-plan, and delivered on-budget and ahead of schedule. I wish all my experiences with developers would be this fantastic!

Will certainly use Freshwater for any future projects!!


Simply the best! I've dealt with a lot of developers and designers, and now of them can compare to Mike. He's talented, fast, fairly priced, and incredibly personal. In addition to the kick-ass site he built for me, he's provided tons of business advice at no extra charge. I'm scared to think where my company would be without Mike and Freshwater.

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