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About SpicyDesign

Spicy Design & Marketing is a small & passionate team of designers and developers from Montreal, Canada.

We specialize in Ecommerce, Responsive Web Design + Development.

We LOVE Shopify and we have been working with Shopify since 2007 & we've developed tens of apps and worked on hundreds of shops.

Our Services:
✓ Responsive Themes
✓ Custom Themes Design
✓ Existing Theme Customization/ Updates
✓ APP Development
✓ Migration to Shopify
✓ Shop Setup
✓ Shopify Consulting (101 Tutorials)
✓ PSD to Shopify
✓ Shopify POS

82 Testimonials

The Coddiwomple Store

I've worked with Alex from SpicyDesign on a couple occasions. He's built Shopify websites for multiple companies that I've worked for, one of which is was a large multi-national retailer with heavy customization. I will definitely work with Alex again in the future, he is absolutely phenomenal at what he does.

Thinks outside of the box, and not only brings the designs we provide to life, but enhances them by thinking about the user experience. Never have I felt stuck working with him as he has a solution in mind for almost everything. I'm also very happy that he was able to work quickly and efficiently meet even the tightest of deadlines while working within my own schedule. Definitely worth every penny.

Alex it's always a pleasure!

Pippa & Julie

Alex and team are great to work with! He's smart, responsive, and performs high quality work. I'd highly recommend him for any site build or updating you may need.
We had a tight deadline of 2 months (right before black friday) to build a brand new site, he worked quick to make that happen for us.

Toy Universe

Alex and the SpicyDesign team are excellent. ShopifyPlus knowledge is second to none, great at design and coding and nothing was a problem. It has been an absolute pleasure working with SpicyDesign on the development and implementation of our new website across from BigCommerce. Highly recommend Alex and the SpicyDesign team for any ShopifyPlus store.

I Love Basketball Training

Incredible service and very smart team! We are thrilled with the service provided on custom coding requested!

Coastal Scents

Everything we have been hoping for and more. We moved from Magento to Shopify and had an extensive list of features, data migration and additions to master. In less than 2 months they delivered way more than expected.

Fast response time on questions, and knowledge that is unheard of, made our website way better than it ever was. And with more recommendation and analysis, we already have improved traffic and sales.

After 10 years of experience, SpicyDesign is by far the #1 company we have ever hired.
Thank you Alex & Team for the great Service and Support, we will keep on coming back.

Coastal Charms Sea Glass Jewelry

If you are looking for a person with exceptional knowledge and skill, Alex is your man!! He can accomplish miracles in a very short amount of time. I will always be indebted to him for helping me switch my site from Magento to Shopify almost seamlessly. Don't hesitate to choose him to help you. I am so glad I did!


Alex at Spicy Design provided the perfect experience! He understands quickly, works fast and his knowledge of Shopify is incredible. We requested a very important feature for our store and he built an app just for us, that works great and in a timely fashion.
He also is very easy to reach and got back to us within minutes every time we had a question.

Highly recommended Shopify expert!

Geoff @Eazywallz.com


If we could give more than 5 stars we would. Alex is phenomenal on all fronts and working with him has been a joy. His development work has been top-notch and we've had zero bugs. On top of that, he is an excellent communicator! He even took the initiative to optimize our conversion rate by taking a look at some user testing. Can't ask for much more than that...

AyaZay Wedding Shoppe

Spicy Design was really easy to work with. Alex got the job done quickly and efficiently. It was honestly done a lot quicker than I expected. Communicating with them was easy and I always heard back from them in a very timely manner. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who requires an expert to help them out with their website.


Prompt and excellent work. Everything perfect, and done within hours of our request, I would definitely recommend Alex as a shopify expert!
We will absolutely be using Alex’s expertise for future assignment.


Alex and his team are true professionals. They helped me migrate my site content, all the products and blog articles from another platform. We worked through the whole process together and they made sure all the odds and ends were done before our re-launch.

After the project was done, Alex still kept an eye on things with me and made sure site performance was optimal. I don't recall working with any other developer or team that was this attentive to detail, as if it was their own business.

Alex clearly knows the Shopify platform inside out. I strongly recommend Alex and the SpicyDesign team for setting up your shop or your design and development needs. I will be back. Thanks again.


SpicyDesign are Magicians..... They sorted out a major issue for me in a super prompt manner.

No words to thank them enough.

i thought people like these didn't exist any more...

HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend you contact them for any help you need....


Just the best, i got my problems fix in minuts.
I will recommend them very much.

MISS FOX Boutique

Job was completed before my other enquiries even came back with a quote. Thanks for a fast turnaround! Highly recommended, very happy

Asurta Solutions

Working with Alex was great!! I didn't know exactly what I wanted but he was patient, listened and provided amazing advice. His work is great and the website tuned out to be exactly what I wanted!! I couldn't be happier. Alex really takes the time to listen and is a pleasure to work with!!!

Aesthetic Nation

I have used Spicy Design several times in the past and Alex never lets me down. His customer service is second to none and the turn around is the fastest I have ever seen. Alex is hands down the best shopify expert, you would be crazy to choose anyone else.

2014 Canadian Clean Technology Industry Report

We required some custom coding work done very quickly, and were lucky enough to find Alex, with SpicyDesign, who was able to complete the work same day, as well as offer us options for further improvements to our store.


Alex of SpicyDesign was great, he immediately understood the kind of tweaking I was looking for, he set timelines and even delivered before the set timing. He really knows Shopify as he worked quite efficiently and rapidly on my requests which allowed me to launch in time!

Farmer's Fridge

Alex is amazing. He fixed everything perfectly, quickly, and even made some suggestions that I had not even considered. I strongly recommend him.


Alex is awesome, he did more then he was supposed to and has great taste and style. He explains things clearly and makes constructive suggestions.

Pleasure to work with. Most importantly he is his word!

Reboot with Joe

I highly recommend Alex. He developed a custom template for my online store and helped me with the migration from our old Volusion store to our new Shopify platform. He is extremely knowledgeable about both platforms and delivered the finished product on time. He even worked up until the day before his wedding to make sure I had everything that I needed. Would not hesitate to work with him again.


I am blown away with the work that Alex did for me. He gave a really great price and the final product was beyond what I had expected. He was responsive, flexible, and very easy to work with. I will definitely hire him for any other development work I need.

Clementine Fields

First of all, I have to say that Alex did a great job. We, unfortunately, hired him at a busy time in his life and therefore we did have some frustration when things wouldn't get done for a week or it would take him a while to get back to us - right before our launch! But this was definitely a timing thing and situational. His work is very good. His price was very fair and he was kind and patient.

Ice Bags Direct

A+++ Once again Alex went above and beyond the call of duty. We have used Alex and his services many times in the past and couldn't be happier. SpicyDesign is top notch and they are the best at what they do. When we need something done for our Shopify store, Alex is our go to guy. He is very quick at responding and very professional. Highly recommended!


Job was professionally done on time as planned. Was great job working with spicydesign!

The Chic Orchid

I have nothing but great things to say about working w/Alex! He was prompt & answered any/all questions I had. In a very stressful time of getting an online business set up, I was grateful to have complete confidence & assurances in Spicy Design. He took all of my suggestions and requests & turned them into realities. I am very pleased with my experience and would do it again in a heartbeat!!!


Amazing job done! Went above and beyond what we had requested and delivered each time. Quick responses and very knowledgeable about Shopify backend


We hired Alex to revamp our existing ecommerce shop (www.silkeland.dk) based on the shopify platform. Alex provided great results and had valuable input throughout the entire process and was always trying to get the best possible result within the given frame.

Alex is very service-minded and really tries to understand your business and your objectives.

We highly recommend Alex and his work.

Work In Motion

Alex was very responsive to my time-sensitive e commerce build. Work In Motion is now proud and ready to drive traffic to the site for business. Alex also walked me through the back-end integration of my merchant API keys. Thanks Spicydesign!

NFC Wireless Australia

Alex was awesome to work with! He knows Shopify inside out & made our transition to a new shopping cart very easy. I wouldn't hesitate to contract Spicy Design again.

NFC Wireless Australia

Boss Controls

Great store design, very easy to work with. On time and at competitive price. Integrates perfectly with our existing company website. Looking forward to having SpicyDesign help us to grow our store.

The Organic Mattress

Alex responded quickly to emails; was unfailingly professional at all times; and his work is excellent. He went above and beyond with help. He has a can-do attitude and was able to integrate the branding of our store, shop.theorganicmattress.com, so that it blended seamlessly with our main site (on another server). We are very happy with the results. Highly recommend.

Nibbles of Nirvana

Alex is sharp as a tack!

No issue too big to handle, to every question we had, Alex had a working solution in the blink of an eye.

For all future development with our store, we won't be looking anywhere else.

Highly recommended!

Badge Bliss - shop online for badges, magnets, mirrors and more

Great service - had really messed up my site but it was all fixed up with no problems. Fast service and a nice guy. Thanks

Sugar & Ice Creamery

Truly an expert. Responsive, professional, knowledgable, excellent communicator and had a true understanding of our needs. Looking forward to working together again soon!

Explicit Nutrition

This guy just delivers on all points.

Got a awesome design which I really love! (I am picky too, trust me)

Got a website that convert traffic into sales and a lot of good tips along the way!

Went with the advice on getting a mobile friendly site, good call, because over 50% of my sales come from mobile units! Great guy!


Very efficient and easy to talk to, even though we were in different time zones, work never felt delayed. All in all we're very happy with the work and would definitely recommend and use again.

Font Motorsports

I can't say enough about Alex and his work.

After hiring two separate so called "programmers" on the Shopify & Ecommerce Jobs forum. Both of which promised everything and delivered nothing. Alex came in and saved the day. He not only did the job fast but he also went the extra mile on a few changes I had.

Do yourself a favor. Skip the wannabes and head straight towards SpicyDesign.

Blinder Canada

Working with Alex was a pleasure. I moved my store www.blinder.ca from Volusion to Shopify. Therefore Alex had to completely revise the store with a new design.He replies his emails almost immediately therefore completing the store was done in record time.He has good experience with Shopify and I would recommend him anytime for anything got to do with Shopify .

Bossy Baby Chronicles

Alex is a genius who is timely and unbelievably helpful. He finished the work on time, on budget and was the only Shopify Expert who knew how to do what I needed to be done. I can't say enough good things about Alex. He was also very kind and patient when I didn't understand how certain things worked and talked me through them by phone and email. I will def be using him again and suggest u do too!

Urbanspace Interiors

Working with Alex was a great experience because of his extensive knowledge of Shopify and very fast turnaround time. He was able to reproduce our design exactly as we wanted it, and was always willing to figure out solutions to implement our desired features. The end result is AMAZING.

For development expertise at a reasonable price, I highly recommend using Spicy Design.

Pacific Productions

Spicy Design exceeded every expectation. Important to note: They responded extremely quickly, my most important factor when considering a web developer/designer.

Canadian Waterfowl Supplies

Alex did a great job in customizing my home page to exactly what I wanted. During the process, he made it very simple for me to modify areas in the future and answered my questions with the utmost of patience. Very fast also. One day and everything was completed. Great work, Alex.


Do not hesitate to work with Alex. I contacted him on Friday afternoon, and by Friday evening the changes I wanted were finished. He even supplied me with a video tutorial on how to customize the changes. He is very responsive to emails. He even responded to an email on Sunday. If I ever need any help again, Alex will be the first person I contact.

Power Skating Toronto

I am thrilled that Alex was able to customize my shopify website. He not only coded, he coached, offering me intuitive suggestions based on his vast experience. Alex was patient, responsive, and delivered what he promised. Now my clients can register for my programs completely online, on any device, eliminating the need to print and mail in application forms.

Inlite Bags

From the beginning, Alex was incredibly responsive and understanding of the overall goal of the project. Was very helpful working with him along the way, has a wealth of knowledge regarding Shopify and site coding in general. Was able to take my entire site designed in PSD format and implement it into a functioning Shopify e-Commerce storefront. Just cannot go wrong working with Alex!


I loved to work with Alex. He replied very fast, he was efficient and his work was perfect!

I strongly recommend to work with him if you want to customize your Shopify website!



We liked Alex very much. Very good about staying in touch, being accessible and communication. He does not up-sell or nickel and dime and is reasonable. Has a good sense of asthetic and most importantly has a professional approach and knows his stuff. We are very happy with the overall experiecnce that we are giving him a much bigger project next.


I really loved SpicyDesign! Alex was quick, like less than 24 hours quick, and really knowledgeable about any questions I asked him about shopify. I would definitely use SpicyDesign for any modifications in the future! Wouldn't even dare go with anyone else!

Lucinda Tech

Spicy Design recently integrated a Shopify e-Store into my existing (non-Shopify) website.

I am very happy with the results. Alex was able to replicate the design elements of my existing site so that for users, the transition back and forth between the 2 sites appears seamless.

Alex is very professional and responded quickly to all of my requests and questions.

Halo By Shoshana

I contacted Spicy Design, I needed help changing some key components on my website. Spicy Design not only worked immediately on it. but recommended and implemented a variety of design changes that has made my website so much better to manage! I recommend Spicy Design. Great Company!


Alex was excellent to work with. Within 24 hours of initial contact, 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!

Modern Office Furniture

Alex was super quick and EXTREMELY efficient! Couldn't have asked for anything more. He covered all bases and some. Will definitely be using SpicyDesign in my next project!!


Alex was fantastic to deal with. He preempted any potential problems was timely and timely and on budget. I would highly recommend Alex to anyone that wishes to enhance their Shopify store.

Malston Clothing

Very quick response and very helpful. Would recommend to anyone who uses Shopify.

Salud Para Todos Inc.

Thank you for doing such a great job. You solved our problem extremely fast. We value your help and appreciate the quality of your work. We will definitely use your services again in the future & will recommend you to our friends.

Ice Bags Direct

Very pleased. They answered every email very quickly and were very professional. A++ service!

Lens Loop

Alex was responsive and provided an excellent work product. Would use again without hesitation.


Alex is a proactive and fast person. So far it has provided an effective solution in all the work that we have requested. We will continue working with him. Highly recommended!!!!!

Supreme Archery | Online Archery Store

I just finished getting some modifications done to my theme by Alex over at SpicyDesign and I was blown away by the work, and the great customer service!! It's 6:30 PM on a Saturday evening and he made the changes we needed right now on the spot!

I'll be using his services again and I would very much recommend him!


It was great. He was very responsive and provided answers as well as very good guidance and practical solutions. The design was strong; completed quickly and I would highly recommend SpicyDesign!!! We look forward to continuing our work with him.


Have to give Alex a BIG hand for the great work he did on our site. He worked fast and with great precision, moulding our design into a customized shopify store. Our communication with Alex have been a real pleasure and we hope to work with him again on future adventures. He had some unforseen obstacles on the way but he solved those with EASE and we are VERY happy with the outcome of our store.

Open Connection -- Telus Authorized Dealer

Alex at Spicy Design is an amazing partner to work with. He solved our small but troubling template issue remarkably fast. I will be using him in the future and would easily recommend him to a friend.

Captain & Captain | Shop By Personality

I can only say WOW!!!

Alex is technically, marketing-wise and business-wise proficient!

He over-delivered on every point. Not only did he build an awesome e-commerce website in no time, he provided smart business solutions beyond his scope of requirements.

In every thing he did, he had in mind the best interest of the shop. I cannot thank him enough!

HIGHLY HIGHLY recommended.


Alex did an excellent job with our website! Not only did he work quickly, but also went above and beyond our expectations. We are looking forward to dealing with Alex and Spicy design again in the future!

3E Love's Wheelchair Heart

So I needed to find developer who could build a complete shopify site from scratch with over 100 products and 3000 sku's. In addition to that, I needed it done in less than 3 weeks. Alex was able to make it happen even though I sent him the designs a week late. He is pretty amazing at what he does. Communication is better than I have ever experienced. I usually hate web guys, but Alex rules!

Deck Towel

Spicy was a dream - fast, responsive, super helpful. He was honest and offered tough love when needed, without being a dick. Patient yet terse. Has an eye for style and understands products - something that is rather rare in web minions. Highly recommended, I will definitely come back to him.

Peter Cox Photography

I'd been beating my head against a brick wall trying to implement a new feature with my Shopify store.

Eventually I got in touch with Alex through Shopify Experts and he was able to get the problem fixed with less than an hour's work.

He was a pleasure to work with and the feature I'd been trying to implement was put in place with the greatest ease and professionalism.

Thanks Alex!


Very smart guy. Did a great work. Fast and with great quality.


Working with Alex was a pleasure. He responded very quickly, understood our brand and made changes that suited our website without us even having to ask. Best of all, Alex wanted to make sure that we understood the Shopify template and taught us how to make changes for future reference. He is extremely knowledgeable at what he does and his passion is seen through his work.


Spicydesign was fantastic for us.
We required some technical changes to our design template and Spicydesign delivered beyond expectation. He was fast, efficient and extremely helpful.

I would 100% use him again a highly recommend to everyone.


We had an excellent experience working with Spicy Design (Alex).
we needed some additions to our design template and Alex was right on it.
efficient, quick, and good communication!

We will definitely do business with him again and would recommend him to anyone.

professional top notch work!


If you need a professional job done quickly, this is your man. Extremely easy to work with and never met anyone quicker.

Bont Quadshop

I've never met a faster worker. He understood our issue and created a solution within minutes. Definitely will use him again.

Rachel Lucie | Unique Handmade Silver Jewellery

Thanks for great work, completed quickly and exactly what I wanted. I will be back!

DVD Bliss

Amazing work!

Contacted 7 Experts this morning...
Alex responded in 5 minutes...
Finished the job in a couple hours...
Insane quality and speed...this guy knows his S@*%!

BTW: 4 of the other experts haven't responded yet, and the other 2 that did respond quoted me twice the price and 3-4 days to complete.

Enough said!

V2 Cigarette

Very professional, great communication, prompt and respect deadlines. Will definitely work with again when launching future stores.


Incredible designer/programmer who knew how to deliver exactly what i wanted while constantly providing guidance and alternatives for a better shopping experience.
Delivered on time which was super important for me.
I've dealt with many other designers and programmers who just never finished the job or didn't know what they were doing so it was quite refreshing finally to work with a professional (at a more than reasonable rate)


Alex has worked on our main site and also on our e-commerce site.
He has done a great job for us. We have nothing but good things to say about him and his work.
He works fast and is very dependable.
His customer service is impeccable.
Most importantly the job was done exactly as we had imagined.
Well done!

Pure Blankz

Very detailed oriented. Highest standard of customer service, alex takes the time to understand your needs. I would definately recommend him. Hes a jem!

The Pepin Shop

Very intelligent workarounds across the limitations of the Shopify product hierarchy and navigation. On time and efficient work. Would recommend.
Patrick Pepin

Bella Il Fiore

Easy to work with and did a great job.

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