The Suburbs

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  • Shopify Expert since 06/2013
  • Projects starting at $500


About The Suburbs

We are the suburbs — An award winning design studio based in London, England. We craft a wide range of cleverly thought out branding and web design work (specialising in Shopify eCommerce development) for a wide variety of clients.

Check out some of the recent website's we've worked on:

24 Testimonials

Simple Watch Co.

I have outsourced web dev work to Tim since I began my role managing 3 branded shopify plus websites. In that time Tim has consistently solved problems or escalated issues to shopify. He is always responsive to questions & in general I'd say we've had no problems & some big wins.

Action Method

Provided extremely prompt and precise work! Very appreciative of the solid communication throughout, and affordable rates. Will definitely use going forward, and have already recommended to others :)


Tim is quite simply one of the best professionals that I have ever worked with. Not only from a web design and development perspective (his design talent is immense, and his development work quick, clean and efficient) but also from a project management perspective. It's the first time I've had such a complex project carried out completely on time and exactly as described in the scope, if not better. And Tim is an absolute pleasure to work with. We are thrilled with the results, and are getting excellent feedback from our customers. A must hire! Thank you Tim.


Tim has been great to work with. Responsive, knowledgeable and fast. He helped us get our multi-store online to time and budget. We were so impressed with his work that we have continued to work with him on following projects.

I can only say best words for Tim Donaldson (The Suburbs), he really helped me a lot to set up Shopify stores accross many countries, I simply couldn't make project work without him. He is really dedicated, responsible, professional, always ready to help and to give advice. If I could rate his work from 1 to 10 it would definitely be 10:)

Calendula Chocolates

A great contractor, only good words. Very intuitive, great design skills and they keep their promises. I am going to turn to them in future 100%. Our shop is still in its final steps of completion, but that's only because of our own decisions. The Suburbs guys have done everything we'd agreed upon (thumbs up!).

the Rose and I

It is impossible to covey in words alone, just how impressed and happy I have been working with Tim from The Suburbs. What an incredible experience! The results have been beyond my expectations. Tim is so on the ball and his expertise, fast response times and patience have made building "the Rose and I" website an absolute breeze from start to finish. If you are looking for an experienced, genuine, friendly, customer-focussed Shopify EXPERT, then Tim is your man. Thank you Tim, you are a STAR!


The Suburbs did an amazing job of our website from concept through to completion!

Change To Green

The Suburbs did an amazing job in designing our website. We got an overwhelming feedback from our cooperation partners and our customers. In a nutshell: super professional, clean and aesthetic design!
Tim is very laid back, easy and quick to deal with. He has great talent in transforming thoughts into great & functional website design. But even more he always, no matter what the problem, he came up with a solution to be implemented via shopify. He is a real shopify expert!

The Real Foodie

Tim is an absolute star to work with. He knows the site inside and out and is very quick to respond to ALL of my shopify queries. Would recommend The Suburbs to all Shopify account holders and we will be continuing to contract The Suburbs for future work. A++++++++++

DM Design New Zealand

Tim at the suburbs, gives excellent advice and really captures what you are after to represent your brand and company profile.

Will be using the suburbs again for any other web development.

Easton Pearson

With quick replies and constant use of easy to understand language Tim was able to get our store up and running faster and more cost effectively than anyone I have worked with previously. He is equally skilled in UI, graphic design and coding.



We did obtain The Suburbs to perform a whole remake of our website from the ground up.

We went to them with some design briefs of which they executed wholly and to an extremely professional finish.

When it came to integration, they were with us first hand from the start up until now when we are in contact with them daily making small changes here and there.

The team from New Zealand have been absolutely fantastic and we highly recommend them.

They can execute all stages from platform design to anything that requires back end work.

They are Shopify professionals.

Mr Simple

Sport Le Moda

Honestly, AMAZING!!!
Couldn't be more grateful or impressed with the work Tim did on my website, you will always be my go-to guy!

The Real Foodie

Knows the system inside and out. Fantastic to work with! Very flexible and prompt with feedback, requests for assistance etc. Would highly recommend

Citizens of the World

Tim at The Suburbs was an absolute pleasure to deal with. We explained what we wanted and he actioned everything so quickly - we were blown away.

We'd be so happy to work with him again. Very highly recommended.

ColsenKeane Leather, LLC

Tim was absolutely fantastic to work with. He was able to quickly meet our needs and, more importantly, is quick to answer any follow-up questions we have when we run into snags. I would highly recommend the suburbs and plan on using them for any future work we may need.

Moa Grey Lynn

We here at MOA Gey Lynn were very happy with Tim from The Suburbs . Tim's friendly and 'can do" attitude along with his shopify knowledge made the process of brainstorming /collaborating to build the on line store simple and enjoyable. Having a creative person to help us through the build was a great asset .As a small NZ made designer clothing boutique we felt that Tim tuned in to understand our aesthetic ,values and needs for our online store.Thanks Tim .

Harry & Co

My experience with Tim from The Suburbs was great. He was incredibly professional and I am very happy with the website he has built for my business. Tim was great with coming up with solutions and alternatives to a few of my requirements. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a competitively priced website.

Keith's Sci Fi Bookshop

I had a good experience with these guys. They gave me a good solution and I will be going back to them in a few months for an update.


The Suburbs are amazing! They provided such amazing service with a quick turn around and for a reasonable price! Highly recommend :)

Lighten - See the Light, Come to the Source!

Fantastic service

Pyramid Valley Vineyards

Loved them! Design was quick, stylish and clean, exactly as requested.

Informal Organic Tea New Zealand.

The Suburbs designed and developed a great unique online shop for Informal Tea. We've had a lot of positive feedback from the website and it was even chosen by Shopify as one of their example websites! Cant get much better than that : )

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