The Working Party

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  • Shopify Expert since 07/2012
  • Projects starting at $15,000


About The Working Party

The Working Party is a digital design and customer experience company with a particular passion for e-commerce and design systems. As a Shopify Plus Solutions Partner, we work with high-volume merchants and start-ups to create a compelling customer experience for their clientele. We work with our clients through the discovery, research, user experience, design, development, launch and optimisation phases of projects.

We have offices in Sydney and Melbourne, and work with clients around Australia and internationally.

Director Cal Wilson is a front-end designer who has been building user interfaces for 15 years. He has built a team of passionate like-minded individuals who live and breathe Shopify.

We’d love to chat with you about your next big idea on the Shopify platform.

33 Testimonials


Working with Cal’s team (Jessica and Wesley specifically) was a really good experience. We’re still relatively new to the eCommerce scene and have very unique goals, but they were able to contextualize and align with our requirements in a very effective way. The team was very accommodating, but straightforward and transparent enough, when discussing and dealing with any possible issues. In terms of financials and payments, everything was also made very clear and easy to follow.

Our first theme design and store output with them has shown positive results so far and is something we want to explore further with them. Their ability to align with us in terms of project timelines and management was also very much appreciated.

Looking forward to being able to work on more projects together!

Bodies By Rachel

I came into contact with Cal at a crucial time for our business. We were previously operating on a WooCommerce website, which was crashing frequently due to our growth. It was a highly stressful time and Cal was available to offer his expertise to help us find the best solution (with the Working Party or otherwise). I really appreciated his commitment to helping us at a time of need.

I decided to proceed with Cal and his team on a tight deadline of 4 weeks for the entire build and launch. As our existing site was constantly down, we needed a new website up as quickly as possible. Other partners quoted a minimum of 6-8 weeks and Cal's commitment to working with us was very impressive. Cal and his team were very resourceful and overly helpful, allowing us to meet our launch date and create what I can only describe as an incredible website. Our conversion rate has significantly increased and our customers are having such a positive experience. I'm so proud of what we have worked to create.

Cal's understanding of the platform and ability to solve problems and enhance our experience was second to none. The Working Party team truly exceeded our expectations and as a platform, we are extremely happy with Plus. I'm very much looking forward to continuing to improve our online experience and creating one of the best Shopify sites online. Thank you Cal and the Working Party!

The Doctor’s Kitchen Australia

The Working Party lead by its incredibly talented founder and CEO, Cal Wilson, rebuilt our visual identity, through designing, and developing a world-class Shopify Plus eCommerce site. This served to create a seamless user experience and growth of our brand recognition on an expanded scale. Our new site is a reflection of the transformation of our strong business concept into a potentially game-changing platform and this success is owed to The Working Party.

The Doctor’s Kitchen Australia is Australia's only Doctor prescribed weight loss meals. These meals are recommended by a Doctor, uniquely and exclusively available through a Doctor and then monitored by the Doctor through regular follow up appointments.

At each point, The Working Party provided an exception level of support and demonstrated their technical expertise and unique capability, to launch a distinct platform that allows us to leverage a diversified array of products to help improve the general health of the Australian public, a cause that we and our Doctors are incredibly passionate about.

The Working Party invested a significant amount of time and effort to ensure that they thoroughly understood our requirements and brought together the pieces to create an online platform for a seamless user experience.

Given the personalised experience with our Doctors, they successfully integrated our brand into complex functionality to deliver a more modern and clearer professional connection for customers, patients and practitioners.

They delivered a solution that cultivates our brand image and achieves measurable success for expansion while also creating operational efficiencies strengthening the online sales process.

The Working Party and its incredibly talented team of experts are, in our opinion, global influencers who have, through their work and expertise, exemplified their ability to be creative, forward thinking and capable of shifting brands to the next level. We are incredibly proud and fortunate to have worked with one of the world's finest to deliver this project.

We would absolutely recommend The Working Party and in particular its founder and CEO, Cal Wilson, as they and he are the best talent of deep expertise to deliver you a more modern brand identity and high converting eCommerce store.

The Clean Collective

These guys were the secret weapon we were looking for! They went out of their way to bring our brand and vision to life during a complicated rebrand and migration from Woo Commerce to Shopify. They were able to find a solution for everything we wished for our shop and blog – whether it be in the form of a customisation or an app and brought our requirements to life with a beautiful balance of practicality and creativity, giving us a front end design we're proud of and an easy-to-use back end that we’ve been empowered to manage ourselves. They take pride and care in their work and it shows in the end result. Aside from the team’s talent and knowledge being next-level impressive, they’re a total joy to work with.

Saski Collection

We were extremely happy with our entire experience with The Working Party. Being a new business with high demand we really needed a team that could work from our limited guidance to fulfil our brand vision and build a website that could meet all our needs as we grow. We had just enough touch points without having to control the whole project, and the team was accomodating to all our needs. I would recommend the Team to anyone looking to upgrade their website.


One of The Working Party’s defining attributes is their willingness to attempt anything we throw at them. No brief, feature, or request is ever pushed aside or rejected.

Cal and the team ask as many questions as possible to understand our needs and even make recommendations for future possibilities. We've found the Working Party really make an effort to explore and develop the best possible approach for their client.

Whenever there has been an occasional last-minute emergency, the team has given us great support and adapted to every situation. We've had a solid working relationship with The Working Party so far and look forward to developing future projects together.

Colette by Colette Hayman

I had the pleasure working with Cal and his team at The Working Party.

I found the ease of communication to be the most important aspect of this relationship. I was able to contact Cal + Geoff via Email or phone depending on the urgency and always found them to be ready to assist straight away.

I also benefited from learning so much about the work they were doing and also the different functionalities to manage a Shopify website.

We are all delighted with the website they have built and look forward to working on our future projects with The Working Party.

Bean Giving

Cal & the team are insightful & quick to work through issues/projects & respond to queries. I would certainly recommend Cal and the team. regards Robert


Wow!! If you can imagine it the crew at Working Party can create it! I have limited knowledge of web design but I knew what I wanted my website to look like. I wanted to update the way my customers experienced purchasing process off my store. Cal and Geoff achieved everything I wanted and more! From the very beginning they were both professional and extremely helpful. What I really loved, was not only did they create amazing new customised templates for my site, they also provided me with easy to read and clear notes to be able to update my website in future when I received new products. The Working Party was a total pleasure to work with and has become my go to place for everything web related! Fantastic experience! "

- Helena Isidora The Label

Reformatory Sydney

Is a pleasure working with them, very professional and the work is top notch

Kirstin Ash

Cal, Geoff and Peter from the Working Party have been excellent! We couldn’t recommend them enough.

They have built us a website which look great and is very well thought out in terms of functionality and features. Their knowledge of Shopify is excellent and they built a lot of clever work-arounds to maximise how the Shopify systems works.

They went above and beyond at every stage and focused on the finest of details to give us a great end product.

We highly recommend them and we're very happy with the final result.


With our 50 year anniversary, we made the decision to redevelop our website. We were recommended to The Working Party by another developer and from our initial contact with Cal and Geoff, we found they listened to our needs and were able to offer us a solution that met our requirements.

Cal and Geoff were very approachable throughout the project and were also very responsive to feedback provided. They provided us with valuable insight into the Shopify platform and how it could be used for various pages on our site. Our website was more complex than some, however The Working Party always made the effort to accommodate our requests (which were not always simple!).

We were able to launch our new site on time and have received positive feedback from our customers. With a new streamlined menu and simple navigation system, our website now allows our customers to find the information they need, faster.

I have no hesitation in recommending The Working Party to other Shopify users. Thank you Cal, Geoff and the The Working Party team.

The Rabbit Hole Organic Tea Bar

Awesome experience working with Cal and his team. I've had my fair share of (very bad) experiences with web designers but I was delightfully surprised that The Working Party lived up to their promises. We now have a website to be proud of and that is inline with the rest of our brand.

Would highly recommend to anyone thinking about trying them out.

Corinne Smith


Cal and his team have done a fantastic job customising our pre-order website. Very knowledgeable, flexible and accommodating with our changes. Cal was always very responsive and we look forward to working with The Working Party again. Thank you!

Honey Birdette

We have just recently launch our new Shopify website with the help from Cal at the The Working Party team and our experience has been nothing but positive.

Cal and his team are extremely responsive, resolving issues and design changes quickly despite the complexity of some of our requests. There is not one request that they haven't been able to deliver.

The Working Party's costs are also very fair as they provide excellent service and deliver on time.

We have had fantastic growth with our new website thanks to The Working Party's hard work and I would highly recommend them to anyone who is serious about improving their online presence.

My Red Lippy

The working Party were brilliant to work with and did a fantastic job building my site!! I could not be happier. They have provided me with ongoing support and guidance from the beginning and are still continuing to do so. They have be very professional and extremely efficient at providing me with the website I had in mind and keeping always getting bk to me with issue i would have overlooked. I will continue to work with them in the future and look forward to doing so.


sarah x

One Another

They are experts in creating custom Shopify sites that function smoothly and ready to assist with any updates or training required at the drop of a hat.


I have been very impressed with The Working Party.
Cal and the team do great work - they have a deep understanding of Shopify, a strong sense of the latest eCommerce and social media trends, work efficiently, and deliver high quality work.

Agnes Homestore

Working with Cal, and The Working Party was great. They guided us though designing a custom store from start to finish and made the process of setting up e-commerce super easy. They anticipated our needs, and produced an end product we were very happy with, I can’t recommend them highly enough.

Edward Gilbert

Fast, efficient, good value for money, would recommend to everyone.

Skye Harte

It was a pleasure working with The Working Party. They are lovely, knowledgable and were able to deliver the vision and functions I required. Would highly recommend them to anyone needing help with their website.

Esther Boutique

The Working Party have completed various tasks for us over the past few months. All tasks have been completed as requested or adjusted as needed. Our experience and communication has been good throughout and we would recommend their services.

The White Place

Cal from The Working Party was really great to work with, he was really patient and flexible with changing nature of my brief and I was really happy with the end result.

Paterson + Steele

Fantastic communication from Cal - Great experience and highly recommended.

byzantine design

Cal and his team were great, we worked together to create my site which I love. Cal was very patient with me as I learnt about Shopify.
I love my site and would recommend The Working Party.

Molly M Designs

Cal was really great to work with - very knowledgeable, professional, and responsive. He provided a customization of the minimal template that is clean and elegant, I couldn't be happier with the final results. I was really impressed by how efficient and pleasant it was to work with Cal - I would highly recommend the Working Party!

Rites of Spring

If you're reading this then it means you're thinking about working with designers or opening a Shopify store. STOP. Look no further than The Working Party. My learning curve was steep but they held my hand and walked me through with compassion and wisdom. The store looks amazing and works like a dream. I can't thank Cal and his team enough for shepherding me through this process.

Citizens of the World

We loved working with Cal and the team at The Working Party. Not only did they turn our shop design and upload around so quickly but they were an absolute pleasure to talk to.

We especially liked how they were able to anticipate issue we didn't even think about and find solutions and ideas. They didn't just phone it in. We felt like they cared about presenting our product in the best way.

Kip and Brand

The process was very smooth and The Working Party very helpful and professional. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.

DAN300 Group

The Working Party are absolutely fantastic and have extensive knowledge of how shopify works and all of the apps.
I would highly recommend them and will continue to use them for updates and other new projects.
Really friendly and got things done quickly with out any problems.
Its taken me years to find this kind of service..
:-) (DAN300)

Miss Jones in Love

I had a great experience with this company. They knew what I was trying to achieve but more importantly introduced me to features I was unaware of that made my website more efficient and better looking. They were timely and always responded to my queries quickly. All in all totally satisfied and will be using them again.

James & Co

Cal and the team were thoroughly professional and always pleasantto deal with. They took the time to understand my start-up business, what I was looking for by way of design, walked me through the workings of shopify and understood my requirements, always responsive to queries and comments. Winning combination of creativity, technical excellence and client-focus. I am delighted with the website.


I find cal extreamely efficient and able to trouble shoot or make changes promptly

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