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About Lucid

Founded in 2000, Lucid has been designing and developing Shopify sites, themes, and apps since 2007.

Our team of creatives and developers specializes in graphic design and branding, front- and back-end web development, and app development for web and mobile.

We love working with inspired founders who are motivated and excited by their businesses.

For us, building a Shopify site is more about the journey than it is about tackling and delivering the next project.

A successful e-commerce site is a long-term venture and we work best when we are along for the ride.

From initial brainstorming and brand direction to scoping out functionality, look-and-feel and overall aesthetic, to defining the story and emotion, we do our best work when we are involved with the big picture.

We also work with growing stores once they’ve launched to continue to develop and grow the story, add depth to the story, work on SEO, and tweak the theme and code to improve usability and optimize conversions.

We are happy to consider projects of any size so get in touch.

36 Testimonials

Charleston Limewash

Galen went far, far above & beyond any web assistance I've ever received. I couldn't possibly be more pleased. His insights, time, & knowledge have helped us get our business back on a healthy track. He was incredibly prompt in his responses which helped incredibly with a deadline we were aiming to meet. Instead of just patching up errors our site he completely revamped it & made it more intuitive for our customers.
I will no doubt seek Galen & his team's assistance for any future changes to our site. I would suggest anyone even considering using them to do the same.
Thank you for everything!

American West Handbags

This company did a great job! Excellent customer service from start to finish and got the job done in perfect timing. They went above and behind what we asked for even giving us tips and tricks for our template along the way. We'll be using this company again!


We've been continuously impressed with Lucid. Everything is handled with attention to detail and care. In the short time we've worked with them they have helped us streamline our check-out process and helped us drastically lower our cart abandonment rate. We are thrilled to be working with Lucid and will continue doing so!

Out of the Sandbox

Lucid has been an absolute pleasure to work with! They took the time to understand the project requirements and scope of work from the start. The developers were very open to feedback throughout the entire process and clearly demonstrated their expertise with Shopify. Most importantly, they were able to deliver on time and budget. We would definitely recommend Lucid for any custom development on Shopify and will be making use of their services again in the future.

Lainee Hermsen Bridal Design

These guys are amazing, super patient. The team at Lucid have a great knowledge of shopify and how to use it. The website they built for me included an online measurement form which I couldn't have done myself. They have produced me everything I needed professionally and to my specifications. I now have the ability to run my online store, but with the security of knowing there is always someone I can talk to for help. :-) highly recommended

World2NZ Gifts

I have been very happy with Lucid. They have the skills and acumen to deliver what you want. I have found them to be dependable, honest, proactive and caring. They have a broad and deep understanding of the Shopify platform and knowing that I can contact them on any issue and have it sorted has given me great comfort and confidence.
I have no hesitation in recommending them.

Hop Federation Brewery

Lucid is an excellent design company and we could not be happier with the work they have done for us. Galen King and his team are creative and solution focussed and have really worked hard to help us achieve our specific design goals.

Our site has been a great platform from which to launch our products and to tell our customers present and future what we are doing as a company.

The Plywood Box Co.

Lucid design have now made us two websites using the shopify platform. We have really enjoyed working with Lucid as they were always patient, offered great ideas and understood our business and product that we are trying to sell. The team at Lucid design answered my emails and phone calls promptly and always completed the work within a good time frame. We continue to work with Lucid maintaining and expanding our website and now have a great working relationship with them.


Galen and the team at Lucid do a great job. They are constantly looking at ways to optimise our site and introduce new features that get results.

Mother and Daughter Jewellery

We chose Lucid as its capability most closely aligned with our needs. For those areas where we wanted to customize various aspects of the site we found the support from Darryn, who is the main support contact at the time of writing, second to none. Darryn always responded promptly and gave clear, concise and easy to understand advice. Also, where relevant, he would give multiple solutions so we could consider what would work best for us. I have no hesitation in recommending Lucid, and in particular Darryn for his support.


We loved working with Lucid Design - the process of re-building our web site was straight-forward and hassel-free. Darryn Soper incorporated all desired parts into the web site and the result looks fantastic! Thank you Team @ Lucid Design!

ROAR! Gallery

We consulted Lucid Design when we decided to sell our art on-line to support our bricks and mortar art gallery. Lucid provided clear communication, informed advise, and could provide a solution for all issues we encountered when customising the theme (which they also designed). We we had no communication problems despite being located in another city. Highly recommended!

Ash Hilton

Darryn and the team at Lucid Design were incredible to work with, super fast and very knowledgeable in their responses. We couldn't be happier.

Beyond Hype

We are very pleased with the Lucid Design. We are even more pleased with the assistance we have received from Darryn. He has gone above and beyond to help us make adjustments and tend to any issues. He is very timely with his responses and will do everything he can to help. We strongly recommend this app as well as the service that comes with it!


Working with Lucid Design has been such an incredible experience and continues to be so.
They are organized, responsive and the quality of work exceeds expectations.
We highly recommend working with this wonderful team.

The Ringmaker

We are based in Nelson and dealing directly with Galen and the team at Lucid Design has been very rewarding - they know Shopify and make things happen.

Archeus - Vital Living

You need not look anywhere else - just head straight to Lucid Design. Honestly. This team absolutely rocks. They are a dream to work with. They have that all-star mix of charm, practical know-how and abundant creativity. I get so many lovely comments about how my site looks and works and I owe it all to them. I have since used their skills for other non-web aspects of my business marketing materials as well. They also put me in touch with the wonderful photographer, Daniel Rose, whose stunning images help bring my brand to life on the site and in print. Darryn, Amber, Galen and Stewart at Lucid - names to remember and creative partnerships to enjoy.

Make Furniture

I had a few issues with loading some of the pics myself. Was advised to use a different search engine that seemed to work better. There still seemed to be a few issues with the wrong pics being stored to the wrong products and I did spend a lot of time having to re-load items.
Overall, I found the process to be quick and the end product was of high standard but the whole process could have been a bit smoother from Shopify end of things. Have had great response from the website and it has generated more work for us so has been a profitable process for us.


When we engaged Galen & his team at Lucid Design we knew little about the organisation except that it had experience of working with & implementing Shopify websites, an important pre-requisite of ours. We were also keen to tap into experience of wider aspects of web based business, particularly e-commerce & social media marketing. Following a few initial phone discussions regarding our goals & timeframes, we entered into a project delivery agreement with Lucid and established a working budget. We wanted the flexibility to deliver our own subject matter whilst receiving guidance & direction from Lucid as they delivered the framework of our web based business. As we have progressed from initial phases of website delivery & launch into the ongoing phase of our e-commerce business development & growth, Lucid are now providing direction & guidance with our marketing strategies & applying their knowledge of current trends & effective strategies to help us grow. We have found the entire process very rewarding, Lucid clearly understood our needs & have been highly responsive & effective in solution delivery. We heartily recommend their services & endorse their Shopify knowledge.

Whisky Galore

Lucid Design were (and continue to be) a pleasure to work with - they understood our needs and requirements and built a website that has a look and functionality that we are very proud of. We would not hesitate to recommend Galen and his team for any Shopify work you might have, big or small.


Galen and the team at lucid are very knowledgable and were easily able to do the special customisations that we required. I would use them again.

Seifried Estate Winery

Easy to work with. Came up with a range of options to suit our needs, and was able to discuss each idea to help work out which was best for our situation.
Many thanks,

Lord of the Rings Ring

Galen and his talented team at Lucid Design listened well to our brief, got us up and running quickly and were responsive to our needs. Great job !

Junior Kids Store

A great team to work with, they understand the Shopify system really well & have created a site that reflects our business & captures the store's essence while using the functionality of Shopify. Kylea was really helpful with coming up with ideas to make the site work the way I needed it to work with range of products we have in store & Vend our POS. I highly recommend Lucid Design.


Awesome. Smart. Savvy. Quick.

Country Trading Co.

Lucid delivered our project on time and within budget and their team are Shopify Ninja's. They were willing to share knowledge and enable us to get on with our business and achieve the level of ownership of our store we required. Would definitely work with them again and recommend them to others.

Towels by GUS

Great experience working with the Lucid Design team. We were new to Shopify and Galen quickly helped us understand what was possible and translated our vision into pixels on time and on budget.

Good at all the basics (communication, project management, UI design). Really pleased with their efforts to find the cleanest coding solutions.

Have used them since, would use again.

Luxy Hair

I really didn't want to leave a review for Lucid Design as I wanted to keep them as my secret. However, it would be sad not to see other businesses benefit from Lucid's amazing work and professionalism. Amazing communication and always a pleasure working with the whole team.

Sabo Designs

Working with Lucid Design has been a lucrative and inspiring partnership. After many interviews with designers, Lucid Design captured the ambiance I was looking for while adding their superior vision and excellent execution of my website. After several years my partnership with them continues to flourish. Highly, highly recommended!

Flora Organica

These guys are the BEST. Every wholesaler that has viewed my site has commented on how FANTASTIC it looks.

They delivered on budget and brief and have an eye for really good quality design.

I would absolutely 100% recommend them to anyone.They are such a pleasure to work with, especially Kylea :)


Lucid did a terrific job on our new site. They were responsive, understood the brief and I consider the service provided as 'value for money'. I'll be using them again.

The Inside

Very nice people. Helpful, friendly and great style.

The Monocle Order

Very focused and creative team. They built our site and have remained our design team for the past 6 months. I very much enjoy working with them.

Alex van klaveren

Luxe Mobiles

The best design team that we had the pleasure to work with. After sending in a brief the Lucid Design team started the project promptly. Gave us valuable advice on design and implementation for us to achieve a great shopify store. They have a very strong understanding of front end GUI development to provide a engaging experience to customers both visually and in terms of usability.

Blacksmith Coffee Roastery

Galen and his staff at Lucid Design did a fantastic job with our theme design. We have received many compliments on it from our customers. We would recommend LD to anyone needing a great custom Shopify theme.

The Grand Union

Very nice, friendly people who were approachable and flexible in tailoring a solution to suit a limited budget - even when the brief required some complicated development!


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