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Freshwater Designs – Ecommerce Designer / Setup Expert

Freshwater Designs

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  • Shopify Expert since 05/2017
  • Projects starting at $2,500


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 to 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.

26 Testimonials

Mahalo Wellness

We had a great experience with this company! They were very professional. Experts with Shopify set up and integration. Also did a great job onboarding our team. Also appreciated is the time they took to send additional instructions and continued help and support when we run into any changes we need to make on the site.


Michael was a pleasure to work with. He jumped through a lot of hoops for us to go live with our site in a short amount of time. He is very technically savvy and helped with getting our website integrated with our pick and pack warehouse. I would highly recommend working with Michael for your Shopify needs.

Gladiator Beard Company

Working with Mike (Freshwater Designs) on my website was a real pleasure. He used my overall vision and turned it into a functional, flexible, attractive and responsive website that worked great for my business. He's very knowledgeable about the technical aspect of website design, and patiently navigated me through the process (note: I'm not very technical). He makes it easy to maintain and update your website once his work is done with follow-on support and easy to follow directions. I highly recommend Freshwater Designs, you'll be happy with the result.

Peterson Pocket Door

Would highly recommend Freshwater Designs! Mike was amazing to work with from start to finish. He took the time to understand my business needs, built a great first draft, then worked with me to get it perfect. Love the new website and would happily work with Freshwater Designs again.

Linnie Gold

Mike @ Freshwater Designs did a fabulous job creating my new site. He provided me with a detailed outline that explained exactly what he would be doing for me and the time frame in which it would completed. He has the knowledge and experience to do exactly what I was looking for based on our conversations and samples that I provided. Mike was quick to respond to emails and always provided detailed explanations. We had several phone chats in which he further answered ALL of my questions. He had a tremendous amount of patience with all of my tweaks and edits and for that I am so appreciative. In addition, I was left with a short guide to further assist me should I want to continue making small edits once the job was complete. It was a very professional and personalized experience. I did not feel like my job was being shuffled around or lost within a large organization. Great communication, creative ideas and a job well done. I will definitely be calling on Mike @ Freshwater Designs for future work.


Mike at Freshwater was amazing. He listened to what I wanted to achieve. Had ready suggestions on how to maximize my Shopify store. He was patient. And the end product is fantastic. I can't recommend him highly enough. Really a pleasure to work with.


Michael was able to "boil down" my information and provide a customized website that said exactly what it needs to say. He works very quickly and makes excellent design choices. He has great communication and is a lovely person to work with. He was also able to recommend some marketing and PR support from a friend he works with. I was completely satisfied and more so, extremely pleased with the work Freshwater did for me. I highly recommend this company. I look forward to working with them on all my website needs from here on out.

Phoodie Mktg

Mike and his team were fantastic to work with. They got everything done extremely quickly and their communication was fantastic. I'd absolutely recommend these guys!

Ostinol - ZyCal Bioceuticals Healthcare Co Inc

Mike was a pleasure to work with! Knowledgeable, friendly, able to explain things in an easy to understand manner. I highly recommend him!


We had a great experience working with Mike and the Freshwater Designs team. Mike is a small business owner himself who knows how to work with other small business owners. We didn't have any experience with website design or development, and weren't entirely sure what we wanted. Mike was able to design and create a great website with all of the features and functionality that we wanted, set up in a way that was easy for us to use. Mike really understood what we were trying to accomplish with our website, and was then able to take those desires and turn it into a great website.

Colorado Craft Beer HOF

Professional look & feel to website

Freshwater Designs was awesome to work with. Great communication and quick turn around. Michael was great to work with and after I had my first call with him, I knew he would be my guy for everything website. Planning to use him on some other ventures as well. Highly recommended.

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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