Rawsterne Web Design & Illustration

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  • Shopify Expert since 10/2011
  • Projects starting at $3,000


About Rawsterne Web Design & Illustration

A professional designer, illustrator and front-end coder with over 5 years of Shopify experience. Has worked on over 200 stores with clients from all over the world including UK & Europe, America, Canada and Australia.

Offers a full range of Shopify services including:

Custom Shopify theme design and coding
Shopify theme coding from your design (PSD preferred)
Shopify consulting (if you need help with specific things like product setup etc.)

33 Testimonials

Golf Warehouse

We highly recommend Rawsterne Web Design & Illustration, dealing with John has been very easy and quality of the work is excellent.


Rawsterne Web Design & Illustration is the best. I've been working with John for well over 3 years now. Never met him in person but I feel like I've known him forever. Quality work and great customer support. Can't ask for anything more.

Hammock Universe Canada

Best coder out there, hands-down.

Waters Baths of Ashbourne

I can not recommend John highly enough, hes really helpful and has completed two projects for us to a very high standard.


John is an upmost professional and I was very, very impressed not only with his skill base but his workflow, management of the job and attitude to the work. There has been nothing I have asked him that he has not been able to do, he has always quoted fairly sometimes doing extra work on to the quote for no extra. He is also very responsive over email and answers questions willingly.

Doe & Hope

John is a superb professional designer and all round web genius and I will continue to use him for my website organization and design ongoing.

Maître Philippe

I warmly recommend John, he is very quick and responsive. I would always work with him for all my projects, every dollar spent is worth it. Very good coder and designer.
Philippe from Berlin: http://www.maitrephilippe.de/


John is just great! I initially wanted to work with him on this project but he was booked. After weeks of going nowhere with other providers, John stepped in at the final hour to basically turn around the project and make it a big success. He remains by far my #1 choice for anything related to Shopify


John always replies quickly, and can usually make changes quickly, which is much appreciated. He often adds extra value (free fonts resources, how-to videos) etc which is very appreciated. I have my own strong views about how the site should look, but John translates this information well to the final product.

Kona Henna

Working with John was amazing!

We did a lot of research into web designers and hadn't found one that could fulfill our specific needs, until we found John.

Once we said Go, he had a sample for us to look at in two days!

The level of service that John provides is outstanding. He answered all of our questions, usually within the same day.

We highly recommend John Rawsterne!

Hopscotch, Little Collins Co.

Fast, friendly and incredibly efficient! If I ever get the opportunity to give my store a professional facelift/re-lookI know who I will be contacting. Thank you John.


Extremely competent and professional. It's a relief not to have to explain things more than once. Suggested some ideas I hadn't thought of and is proactive in helping find the right solution. I plan to work with him long-term... highly recommended.


Communication with John was excellent, he always responded very promptly and answered all the questions or queries I had. The customization work was undertaken quickly and exactly as requested. An excellent experience.

The Gorilla Firm Bike Shop

I can highly recommend John for any customisation work. It was a very easy and straightforward experience - he gave great advice and did exactly what we needed really quickly. We will definitely be using his services again.

King's Road Sporting Club

Site was completed on time and on budget without fuss or drama. John was organised, efficient and helpful, offering advice and suggestions above and beyond the original remit.

We have worked with several web developers in the past but this has been the most trouble free and enjoyable experience to date.
I would not hesitate to recommend Rawsterne Web Design.

Sound Rink

John is very professional and very quick. He understood all that we wanted in the first round of conversations and nailed it with minimal revisions. Never using anyone else again for our shopify work!

Spatterdash | Vintage Spats for a 21st Century World

John has always been a wonderfully talented, supportive, helpful, skilled, and accommodating web designer. He makes everything easier for me and always assists me with my site quickly and efficiently! Thanks John!!!!

OG University

Rawsterne Web Design did a fantastic job on our new store design. They asked the right questions and created exactly what we were looking for both on-time and on budget. The support and training to get our staff up to speed on how to use our new theme was great. Our revenue has gone up 45% since the re-design because its a better customer experience as well. I would highly recommend!

burp! boutique

I thought I'd use John as his site looked proficient and I needed someone who could turn my design into a proper functioning shop.
Being a designer I can get a bit pixel perfect but John delivered the goods perfectly and quickly. He was very thorough and diligent.
Thank you for putting up with my whims!

Secret Ingredient

Professional and timely service and very good to work with. We were very pleased with John and his work. We will be using him in the future for updates to our site.

Pacific Bay Watch

John is wonderful. Open to all suggestions and very good and quick at his work.


John was excellent to work with. Within 24 hours of initial contact, half of the project was already completed. He is very communicative and quick to take action. I will definitely look to him for assistance in the future! Thanks again!


John has done an amazing job customizing an existing template to fit our business. Easy to communicate and always goes above and beyond! Would do business with him again in a heartbeat... its a matter of fact already have some more work for him!

Carstache® Car Mustaches

John has continued to be an EXCELLENT web design/dev contractor. Not only did he build my initial site, but we have worked together on numerous updates and other small projects. He's reliable, he shoots you straight, his work is solid, and most importantly he CARES about how his work comes out and thinks critically to improve upon your initial concepts.

The Wallington Gallery

Speedy efficient work. Knows what he is doing and has helped me with several projects over the past year so that my web site looks and performs in the way I want.Couldn't be more happy with his work!

Rusty Knuckles

John has been absolutely fantastic to work with. Very insightful and solid in his delivery. Couldn't recommend a better individual to work with in getting help with our Shopify store.

Sparkle and Spin

Very plesant working with John, he was very knowledgeable and helpful. He guided us through what was and wasn't possibly with Shopify. He has also been a great support over the last 2 years of our site being up and running.


our experience with Rawsterne Web Design has been brilliant, John has shared a lot of knowledge as well as implementing various technical work to the site, which has been done to a high standard. John has always been on hand to offer support when needed and also answers any questions I have. I would not hesitate to use John again and recommend anyone using shopify to use Rawsterne Web Design.

The EarthLED Store - LED Light Bulbs Direct

John is a fantastic person to work with he is very talented and his work is always completed in a timely manner. We will be using him extensively for our next project. Highly Recommended.

Mark Costigliola
Managing Director

Nomad Brush

John is a great designer and web programmer. He meet his deadlines and exhibited professionalism. I would recommend John to anyone and would seek his expertise on future projects.

Don Lee
Nomad Brush

iclipse™ - the sun shade for iPad/iPad2

John was excellent, fast and a pleasure to work with. He handled the job in an expert and timely fashion.

Hei Moose

Reliable, prompt answers to emails, excellent quality. Thanks!

Waltzingmouse Stamps

I was so impressed with John Rawsterne that I'm constantly looking for other things I can get him to do. Communication is first class, the advice is sound and John is honest in his appraisal of my ideas, which I found vital. The site that john put together for me is superb and I have no doubt that it has been instrumental in the success of my business, I could not thank him enough.

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