• Mote

  • View website | Shopify Expert since 05/2014 | Projects starting at $750

About Mote

We are a full service digital creative agency based in Venice, California specialized in e-commerce, engineering, design and branding. Call +1 (424) 645-0349 or email yourfriends@mote.agency

We don't outsource or believe in unpaid interns.

SERVICES

Branding + Identity
Responsive Web Development + Design
Front-End + Back-End ( Full Stack ) Engineering
Mobile Development

TECHNOLOGY

React.js ◦ Angular.js ◦ Backbone.js
Node.js ◦ Ruby on Rails ◦ Python ◦ Haskell
Redux ◦ jQuery ◦ Javascript
HTML5 ◦ CSS3
Swift ◦ iOS

33 Testimonials

Wild and Woolly 7 days ago

I was on a tight deadline as my new brand, Wild and Woolly, was scheduled to be featured in the New York Times. Sara and her team at Mote made sure to make it all happen in time for launch. Mote was there every step of the way to guide me through the process...a great experience through and through. Thanks Sara and Annamarie!

Gembox 14 days ago

We absolutely love our site! This was a very new process to us and a project we truly have our hearts and souls in so having it fall into Mote agency’s hands was so refreshing. We’re young entrepeaurs with a very particular and strong sense of design so the look of the site was very important to us not only to speak to our target audience but also speak our visual language. Mote kept up with our fresh ideas and made great recommendations while also using Shopify’s platform to it’s fullest. We’ve had such great feedback and are so proud to call this site ours!

Tempo Italy 17 days ago

Mote agency was a perfect fit for us. We sell beautifully crafted, luxurious outerwear made from the finest Florentine materials. We’re incredibly passionate about our brand and have dedicated a lot into our capsule collection. To truly do our designs justice, our site needs to reflect this same air of refinement and empowerment from someone who understands this industry and market. We’ve had a wonderful experience with Mote throughout the project. We felt as though they were truly invested in our goals, and not only understood our brand but appreciated what we are building. So excited to have launched and looking forward to this upcoming season and many to follow.

Mod Thread 17 days ago

Sara and her team at Mote are true professionals, with a great eye for detail. Mod Thread is based on disruption and innovation - giving customers the ability and freedom to design their own fashionable apparel versus relying on traditional retailers pushing trends.

The Mod Thread app allows people to express themselves in ways they haven't been able to do so ever before, allowing them to unleash their inner designers. Our team is built of entrepreneurs with strong creative/design sensibilities, we needed engineers to understand this and run with it for our website. Sara and her team at Mote listened to us, really cared about what we are doing and that respect translated through their work.

Aesthetics are very important to us. My sister and I have a strong following and we take a lot of pride in our brand. From the perfect shade of lip gloss to insight on the world of travel and fashion, our genuine connection to our followers is important to us. We needed our site to reflect this to continue that loyalty and trust as we build upon our brand and grow our e-commerce. Mote was the right expert. After giving them our inspiration, Sara and her team really paid attention to the experience we’d be offering. This was a new process to my sister and I so we gave them the reigns and stepped back - wonderful experience through and through and we’re so excited to launch.

Mote was absolutely the right studio for us - it was such a pleasure working with a team that is genuinely interested and was familiar with my brand even before we reached out.

They understand our customer and were able to make recommendations to improve upon the online experience we wanted to offer them. Sara and her team at Mote were fantastic to work with all around.

anatomyredefined about 1 month ago

With a very distinct and ambitious vision in mind, I needed the right studio to help me translate my ideas into both print and digital media. We’re a mind-body studio based in Chicago with a mission to shake things up a bit and re-frame the idea of self-care with the end goal of helping people achieve a connection within themselves. I was so lucky to find Mote to work with me from the beginning to develop my brand’s identity with a site design and build to match. From logo to letterhead and all the recommendations in between, their ideas were fresh, smart, chic and really catered to my studios ideals. They were able to hone in on the message and the voice of my studio and turn it into visuals that I couldn’t be more proud of.

Not Vodka 2 months ago

As Not Vodka began to prepare for our launch in August, we knew we needed a new site to better reflect our brand and message. After interviewing several agencies, Mote was the clearcut winner. From the first conversation Sara and her team grasped our concept and saw our vision. We needed a partner that could see where we wanted to go and build an easy to modify template at a great rate, and Mote did that. Not Vodka is a very visual company and being able to quickly adjust graphics and design elements was crucial to the buildout and Mote knocked that out of the park. We have a good amount of mobile traffic, so they ensured the design translated seamlessly across all devices and was optimized for mobile. I'd recommend them to anybody looking for a top notch partner.

Hello Crisp 2 months ago

Big thank you to Sara and her team for creating my new site. I outgrew my previous platform and was ready to migrate over and launch with Shopify. All that was needed was the right team to help throughout the process, and I’m so glad that I reached out to Mote. They were friendly, approachable, and made each step of their process easy to understand. They worked with me to fine tune the layouts to better reflect the aesthetic of my brand, and were able to jump in and provide advice and support for the questions I had throughout. I am so excited with the result and to launch my new site!

TennysonRed 2 months ago

Very happy with the finished website Mote delivered. They were able to take my vision and build a beautiful site. They even took the time after the site was complete to address a few minor issues with some theme features. Sara made sure I was happy with the finished product. I am more than pleased with how everything looks and functions. Thank you Mote.

We’re known for our curated selection of products centered around modern Scandinavian design, and value a website which compliments this. We have a loyal following of stylish clients and wanted a site that reflects not only our unique selection but feels current and is fun as well as intuitive to shop. We were referred to Mote from a fellow Abbot Kinney boutique and from the minute we introduced ourselves to Sara and her team, knew we would be in good hands - they understood our sense of design and needs of our business immediately. Their recommendations not only forwarded the aesthetics of our site but were centered around the overall user experience which we are grateful for as our business continues to grow. Really excited to expand our online sales and couldn’t be more proud of our new site!

The Glad Hours 5 months ago

Couldn’t be more thrilled and excited to launch my new site! Sara and her team were friendly, professional, and extremely skilled in guiding me through the design and development process. This is a new venture and I was impressed how seamlessly they were a able to translate the core values of my company into the digital space. Throughout our time working together I felt as though they truly cared about my project and made the most intricate and considered suggestions to help me represent my brand. Their work is intuitive and their talent is undeniable. Will always recommend my friends at Mote and look forward to working with them in the future.

Buff You Intimates 5 months ago

"We were new to the Shopify platform, and our first conversation with the Mote team helped us understand that it was right for our new business. They are very experienced, experts in using Shopify and were able to make great suggestions about which templates to use and what general design would be best. Their correspondence with us was always extremely friendly and encouraging, yet they remained very business-minded and professional. They went above and beyond to take care of additional details such as creating a color swatch for our products and editing our product photos. The aesthetic is streamlined and exactly what we wanted to represent our new brand. We're very happy with our new website and are thankful for the effort put in by the entire Mote team."

Working with Sara Mote and her team has been great. We brought them on to collaborate with us in rebranding our company and creating an online experience to compliment. Our own mission is to build successful brands. It was refreshing working with an agency who dedicates the same attention to detail, care, and consideration into their projects as we devote into our own work. We have a new platform to showcase what we’re proud of : our experience, our services, and our brands. And, for the very first time, we also have the opportunity to explore the possibilities of e-commerce with our own online boutique.

Bows and Arrows 5 months ago

We reached out with a few ideas as well as a concept mock for our homepage, and Mote Agency hit the nail on the head. We’re a design driven company and working with people with as much talent and experience as Mote agency helped us evolve our ideas into design. From ping-ponging our creative input, we were able to collaborate and create something we’re excited about. Really appreciate how much effort and time Sara and her team spent to fine-tune and make things just right. Feel like we partnered on this creatively in taking our concept and building off of it to create what it is now. Such a great improvement, thumbs up. Looking forward to working with Sara and her studio in the future.

Moon Juice 5 months ago

Sara Mote and her team have been instrumental in the relaunch of our website. They understand the unique needs of our business model, and the way Shopify works. As an added bonus, they are located near our flagship store in Venice Beach and have been frequent visitors since the first day we opened. They’ve watched our business grow first-hand, and share our excitement to continue evolving the online experience. We’re a creative team, always thinking of new things to try and ways to reinvent our website. Glad to have a like-minded team to collaborate with to make it all happen.

Assembly New York 5 months ago

Extremely responsiveness communication and workflow

Devocion 5 months ago

With a recent stateside launch as well as being rated one of America’s top coffee roasters, we’re always on the lookout for ways to step up our online experience and offerings. It’s been great working with the team at Mote, who understand our brand and put a lot of care into what they do.

Christy Dawn 6 months ago

It was great finding a local Venice studio to work with, as well as a team that considers and understands our brand, our ethos and most importantly our customer. We have enjoyed working with Mote and look forward to continuing our partnership.

Aethēr 6 months ago

Bringing Mote on as creative partner has been instrumental to our success. Sara and her team devoted tremendous attention to the development of our identity - we brought a concept to the table, they worked with us to turn it into a thriving brand. 

They crafted our Shopify site from the ground up, tailoring it to ensure visitors had the mobile friendly modern conveniences needed to turn them into loyal shoppers while letting the true heroes of our site, the products, shine. The unique photography they delivered sets us apart from the competition and gave a distinctive edge which lead to steady, constantly growing sales from day one.

Without a doubt a factor in this success is the pride Mote takes in keeping design and development in-house. Without outsourcing a single task, they delivered us the brand, strategy and success we hoped for and more - with one point of contact that grew to know us well.

We’ve surpassed our initial goals in a fraction of the time anticipated. This allows us to further invest. With the talented team at Mote now working on a cutting edge rebuild of our site using the latest React.js front-end tech, we’re delighted to see what the future brings.

David Gross Group 7 months ago

Working with Sara and her team has been an absolute pleasure. My company has been passed down among many generations in my family and as this is the first time we’ve had a web presence, choosing the right studio was incredibly important to me. It’s great collaborating with a team that compliments the same level of attention to detail I take in my creations. Sara and her team thoroughly considered my vision, and assisted in navigating from ideas and inspiration to a concept and design. We’ve just launched and have already received such a positive response. Looking forward to continuing my relationship with Mote agency.

AUST. 10 months ago

Sara has been an absolute gift to our business!

We met her when she walked into our Abbot Kinney store location and discovered she ran an awesome design studio, it's so great to be able to collaborate within our Venice Beach community!

We got more than just a web designer, we got a team that thoroughly considered our vision, took the time to understand our aesthetic, and incorporate our ideas (as well as some of Sara's great ideas) into a website that reflects our personality.

Sara is very smart and business minded, very knowledgable, and her professionalism continues to impress me. I look forward to continue working together with Sara and her team on our store's long term design goals!

Solandria about 1 year ago

After launching my site on Shopify and getting as far as I could, I reached out for help to represent my brand as I visualized it to be. Sara and her team took my inspiration and helped me by selecting considered branding choices to pull my site together. They were punctual, professional and went above and beyond. I look forward to continuing to work with them as my brand grows.

African Botanics about 1 year ago

Sara was instrumental in the re-launch of our site. We had an idea of our dream layout and needed help transforming our concept into a reality. We handed our site over to Sara and let her work her magic. She listened to our wishes and needs, implementing the changes that we were looking for and suggesting ways to further refine, polish and prepare for launch. She was highly responsive and skilled in leading us through the process, and we greatly look forward to continuing to work with Sara and value her expertise.

jeankaori about 1 year ago

It was a pleasure working with Sara and her team to create my website. They were professional, responsive and took the time to fully understand my vision and what I wanted to convey on the site.
I was most impressed with their creative process -- by being so organized and invested from the start, all of their design recommendations were spot-on, so the final website came together with ease. Also, I am not a technical person, so I really appreciated their extra effort and patience in helping me with those issues. Overall, it is clear that they are passionate about their work and are committed to designing and developing the best possible websites for their clients. I had a very positive experience and am looking forward to working with them for many seasons to come.

Top Expert over 1 year ago

Sara was just what we needed for our topexpert.us site. She brings vast luxury retail experience, passion, and an up-to-the-minute knowledge of fashion and design to the table. She knows just what customers would expect from the site of a premium brand. The custom layouts and overall site experience really honor what's important to our whole mission - stylish minimalism and precise construction. Sara helped us maintain and refine that vision from our first meeting to launch, and we couldn't be happier with the results.

Raquel Allegra over 1 year ago

Sara was highly responsive and skilled in leading us through the process of building our site. In addition to realizing our design as a functional eCommerce site, she helped us set up the basics to meet our launch date, and provided training for our in-house team that would be running our site.

Klurskin over 1 year ago

It has been a pleasure working with Sara. I came to her with an idea of how I wanted my store to look, and she guided me through the entire process. Sara took the time to listen and create beautiful designs in line with my inspiration, and develop ways to to build on the aesthetic of my brand and packaging to bring a more polished feeling to the site.

Highly recommend Sara to anyone looking for a talented designer - she is passionate, professional, easy to communicate with, and delivers excellent results!

Hayden Reilly about 2 years ago

Sara understood my vision immediately and designed a thoughtful and straight forward website to showcase my ceramic and bronze sculptures. She has an incredible eye for detail and proposed a clean yet impactful style of photography to highlight the craftsmanship of my work. She gave me the skills necessary to hit the ground running, and continues to offer suggestions how we can further customize and take my site to the next level. It’s been a dream to work together with Sara. She has my highest recommendation!

Addie Brands about 2 years ago

Working with Sara has been wonderful . She is professional, creative and insightful. There were many times where we knew we wanted some sort of functionality/overall look but we weren't sure what was possible or how it could work. Sara was very quick to provide a creative solution to any problem we faced. She was quick to make any changes we needed and always suggesting the best ways to accomplish our goals. She is very responsive and very easy to work with. We look forward to working with Sara again in the future.

The Neck Down over 2 years ago

Sara helped us realize our dream of launching our store, The Neck Down, an online destination for scoring amazing vintage finds. She guided us through the entire process one step at a time. As new store owners, she showed us how to run our business and offered advice and powerful insight for growing our presence. She even taught us how to photograph and edit all of our products for our website and newsletters. Without Sara, we don't believe our store would have had as successful of a launch as it did!

Heist over 2 years ago

Sara has been a key factor in the rapid growth of our e-commerce business. She helped us migrate our inventory over from Magento, re-design the user experience of our site for a successful re-launch with Shopify, and provided fundamental suggestions to streamline our processes and offer better service to our customers.

She helped us develop a strong web presence and create a unique and recognizable online identity, driven by a custom built ensembles page which highlights our styling aesthetic to drive sales. Sara was pivotal in forming a solid marketing plan for rapid customer acquisition and continuing retention and guided us through the creation of beautiful e-mail newsletters and successful social media campaigns. I would enthusiastically recommend Sara to any Shopify store owner.

Mona Moore over 2 years ago

We worked with Sara on a tight deadline to move us over from Magento and launch our new site. She was incredible, super helpful, always available, and understood exactly what to suggest based on our needs. We could not have asked for a better experience. We are thrilled with our new website and will definitely work with Sara again for future customizations!

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