Hardage & Hardage

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  • Shopify Expert since 07/2012
  • Projects starting at $9,500


About Hardage & Hardage

A client-focused design studio on a mission to create aesthetically beautiful, practical sites. Our projects are limited to this platform only: we eat, sleep and breathe Shopify!


You're in the right place if:

• You currently use Shopify but your site is out of date and holding your business back.
• You don't have a "real" site yet, and you cringe at the placeholder site you're using. But you have an amazing product and a vision for growing your audience. A robust ecommerce site is the missing puzzle piece.
• You're opening a brick-and-mortar and need a streamlined solution for processing payments in your store and accompanying online shop.

We're friendly! One advantage we offer compared to bigger agencies is that you'll be talking directly to your personal designer or developer (Lauren or Zak) from inquiry to launch. You won't be working through a project manager who is guarding your creative team's time. When we work with you, we're ALL IN!

If you're interested in starting a project with us, or just want to gather some information for planning purposes, we want to hear from you! You're ready for the next step. Please say hi: hello@hardage-hardage.com

p.s. If you're in the Austin area, join us at our next Shopify meetup!

48 Testimonials

The Trendy Timber

Hardage & Hardage are very professional and helpful with all my requests and questions.

Amy Heitman

Hardage and Hardage was wonderful to work with from start to finish. They captured the aesthetic of my brand perfectly, and thought of so many little details I would never have thought of on my own to create a truly beautiful and functional website that has been so easy for my customers to use, and has greatly increased my online sales.

Lana's Shop

I worked with H&H on my new Shopify Lana's Shop site. Lauren had a great sense of style and brought my vision to life. Couldn't be happier with the look and feel. Zak was an absolute gem, so talented, helpful and approachable. Helped me through the process and answered my million questions patiently. Can't wait to show off the new, professional site to everyone.


I loved working with Lauren. We are a new company and had built a website already through Shopify without really knowing what we were doing. We needed so direction and guidance on where to go from what we had. We were able to work something out with Lauren to have her look at the website and give us feedback on everything she thought we needed to look at. She was beyond helpful and everything she wrote was easy to understand. I know just enough to be dangerous on designing a website and Lauren explained everything in detail and also linked to examples to make it even more clear. I hope to be able to work with Lauren again in the future! You will love her too.

Kyle Bunting

Working with Hardage & Hardage has been an incredible experience. They helped us build a system that is beautiful, works perfectly with our existing workflows, and is helping us take our products to the next level. Whenever we had a idea that we thought might be too far-fetched, they responded with practical solutions and actually made them happen! The working relationship was one of the best we've had - they respond quick and always let us know where we stand in regards to progress, billing, etc. We will definitely be working with them again in the future.

E. Frances Paper

We loved our experience with Hardage + Hardage. Good people, brilliant design and attentive support. Highly recommend!

Inklings Paperie

Our experience with Hardage & Hardage was exceptional. They delivered above and beyond, and we're extremely happy with our first Shopify site. Thanks so much!

della Q

Hardage and Hardage are a professional team that created a website my customers love for the beauty as well as the functionality. We were delayed launching the site and had a couple of communication issues initially. However, once we started the project, they were extremely responsive. There were no surprises in what they promised compared to what they delivered. I often worried that a certain functionality wouldn't be possible, however, Zak came through every time. The design phase was efficient and they balanced wants related to design with my needs in functionality. The were very clear if something was out of scope so I had no fee surprises. I would happily refer them to others and I will continue to work with them on future projects.


We had an excellent experience with Hardage & Hardage. Before we signed and paid over any money, we had a few Skype Conversations and emails where we could ask Zak and Lauren all the questions we had. Building a website is a real investment (not just money but also time) and thus its important to make sure that you are on the same page as the developer. Zak and Lauren were able to provide this assurance to us and their actions and work confirmed this.

Lauren and Zak were able to take our vision and design a beautiful website for us. As designers we have high standards and Lauren and Zak were able to meet them. They also came up with great suggestions and recommendations. Timing wise, they worked to our schedule and were great. Whenever I had any questions, they responded very quickly. They were also great with helping us with our previous site (as we had some problems whilst our new site was being developed).

The back end system and theme customisation that Zak built was very impressive. It's been very easy to update the site as well. Even after the finished project was delivered, Zak and Lauren have been very helpful - tinkering and continually making small improvements!

Kickapoo Coffee

Zak was incredibly knowledgable and helpful. He was a pleasure to work with leading up to and through the launch of our site.

Lucy Celebrates

The BEST experience I've ever had! From the initial design concepts all the way through development and site launch, every step was professional and perfect. They built my trust from the get-go with their friendly and prompt communication. They also provided me with thorough documentation, outlining everything I may need to reference and maintain my shop. I am so thrilled with my new website! I highly recommend Hardage & Hardage!

Bobbie Lou's Fabric Factory

Zak and Lauren designed my website from the beginning and have done all subsequent updates. They are wonderful to work with and are always very kind, timely and thorough. Zak is always happy to help work out any kinks encountered along the way and the end result is a beautiful and functional website! Couldn't really ask for more! I will always come to Hardage and Hardage first for any of my website needs.

Belle & Union Co.

Zak and Lauren are tops in the field. I could not have asked for a better or more seamless experience in developing our new site. They were wonderful collaborators, who were able to incorporate my own ideas into what they knew would work best for us. They were an absolute dream to work with start to finish. It really has been such an easy process, and the way they take care of issues so quickly is better than I could have asked for. The final result is beautiful and functional and I could not be more happy with things. I cannot recommend H+H enough!


I'm so pleased to have worked with Hardage & Hardage on my new website. Lauren & Zak make a great team.

Throughout the entire process, they were both positive, professional, creative, responsive and very patient.

Lauren struck a perfect balance of incorporating my aesthetic with a clear vision of her own, one backed by lots of experience and usability knowledge. I love the final design and I know my customers will love it too.

Zak coded a custom previewer for my products, taking great care to make sure it functioned exactly as envisioned. While uploading my products, I contacted Zak many, many times with questions big and small. He always replied quickly and cheerfully with a solution.

Lots of talent between these two. Highly recommended!!

Big Texas (UK)

Zak Hardage and the Hardage & Hardage company has been fantastic to work with regarding a few custom liquid, javascript and general shopify code modifications for us.

Throughout the entire process we were greeted with a positive get-it-done attitude that always persisted to meet and exceed our expectations. Zak had no issues with repetitive requests and troubleshooting and maintained extreme professionalism from the get-go.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Hardage & Hardage and look forward to our own future needs working with Zak and the H&H team. Many thanks for your dedicated efforts!

- Mike F. / Founder & Director of Big Texas (Australia)


Zak and Lauren are both amazing people, and I absolutely loved working with them. As soon as I stated my pain points, they immediately knew how to fix it and worked with me to get them all resolved on my store. They were even able to work around the theme I had previously purchased to which I then made some customizations. The result was exactly what I wanted and the entire process was quicky, easy, and absolutely wonderful. I highly recommend Hardage & Hardage!


Zak is great! I would recommend him completely. We have been totally satisfied with the quality of our site, and the customer service we have received long after the site was built. 5 Stars!!

June & December

Working with Zak was a great experience and I can wholeheartedly recommend him! Zak was the developer for our custom, responsive Shopify theme and he did an amazing job taking the designs from the designer, and turning them into a reality! Not only does he know Shopify in and out, he was extremely accommodating and very prompt with communication. He took the time to walk me through how to use Shopify and manage the theme as well as took my updates and feedback in stride, even when I changed my mind, several times!

Zak also is very familiar with coding responsive sites that are Mobile friendly and adjust to different screen sizes. Having a responsive site was a priority for us, and there were even a few features we had seen on other non-Shopify platforms that we asked Zak to incorporate into our site, and he did the research and made them happen, even working within the Shopify limitations!

We couldn’t be happier and if you are considering a custom theme and wondering who to go with, Zak is an Expert Shopify Developer and I can highly recommend him!

Mintwood Home

We came to Zak for our web design and development and had some fairly complex ideas about how to showcase some specific features. Zak worked tirelessly to come up with the best possible solutions for all of our crazy ideas and executed our site beautifully. Our launch was seamless and Zak has continued to be by our side every step of the way to help trouble-shoot and answer every single question, big or small. We highly recommend Zak and Hardage + Hardage for web design and development. We could not be happier with the final result.

Lucy Darling

We couldn't be happier with the job Zak did on our site. There were many times where we knew we wanted some sort of functionality but we weren't sure what was possible or how it could work. Zak was very quick to provide insightful advice and always had a solution to any problem we faced. He was quick to make any changes we needed and always suggesting the best ways to accomplish our goals. We are so pleased!!!

Megan Isabella

Communication with Zak was excellent- he was incredibly helpful and walked me through the whole process. I had a fairly complex shop customisation and Zak shared his computer screen and assisted with me troubleshooting before the launch.

If you are looking for someone who can do high-level customisation and completely tailor your Shopify store to your needs- Zak is your man.

Katharine Watson

Zak was very helpful in putting my store together, I would definitely use him again for any help with Shopify!

Fig. 2 Design

Absolutely wonderful! Zak was attentive to details, explained things thoroughly in a clear and concise way, and fixed issues that we came across in the process in a very timely manner. I would recommend him to anyone and would use him again in a heartbeat.


The Hardage team has done a great job designing and programing my new Shopify web site. From design concept to linking up the e-commerce engine and handling numerous requests throughout the process. Responsive, never missing deadlines (even when I did) and bringing new ideas to the table is just part of what to expect when working with Zak and Lauren. Zak and Lauren were great to work with and I would strongly recommend them.

Miss Pixie Fashion

Zak was absolutely great to deal with! Communication was quick and timely despite the large time difference (we're based in Australia). He was very helpful and accommodating to all minor adjustments I wanted to make. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend his services!

sarah + abraham

Zak is great! He completed my requests much quicker than I expected. I highly recommend him!

The Flair Exchange

Working with Zak was a pure pleasure! Zak was able to take our ambitious ideas and transform them into a working storefront. Zak is quick to respond to messages and prompt in making requested changes. I look forward to working with Zak on any future website projects. Thank you!

Stargrass Paper Co

Zak was incredibly knowledgeable and easy to work with. Little does he know, I plan on working with him again to add on even more features to my shopify site in the near future!

Sew Smartt

Excellent professional service is always provided. It is always a wonderful experience. I highly recommend him.

Weaving Works

Zak was great from start to finish (and even after, when we had him set up our Gift Card integration). He knew the ins and outs of what Shopify could do, and had some cool workarounds of his own (neat little wishlist feature). He was really patient with us, and also worked with our retail Point of Sale integration (LightSpeed Cloud) to make the most out of our Shopify store. Now we have our inventory synced between our retail store and our website. The best part- we now offer fairly complex (multiple sessions, equipment rentals, etc) class registrations through our Shopify site, helping us increase the ease and frequency of sign ups.

Hire Zak, seriously.

Queen Bee Creations

Zak was super great to work with! Very friendly, professional, responsive, and skilled. He and his team made the process pretty painless and smooth. I'd say the only hiccup was not feeling totally prepared for the shipping options and therefore we had more stuff to figure out for that. But overall, I had a great experience and would heartily recommend him to anyone looking for a developer skilled in Shopify sites.


Zak did a wonderful job with developing the website and was incredibly responsive to all my needs, especially during the testing phase of project.
Couldn't be happier.


Zak and the entire team at Aeolidia were fantastic! Their work was intuitive, accommodating, efficient and creative. Zak was always available to help and was always available to give direction or help with information needed to solve any problem along the way. He was so efficient he finished a week before projection! I couldn't be happier with my custom shopify site!

sarah + abraham

Zak did an amazing job building my website! He went above and beyond by building functionality into the site that I didn't even think was possible. I'm absolutely thrilled with how it turned out!


Zak is total gold dust. Friendly, prompt, talented and patient. I heart Zak


Working with Zak Hardage on my ecommerce Shopify site was a great experience! I was always kept up to date on project milestones and found Zak to be responsive, professional and able to explain things clearly. Everything was completed for a fair price and within a reasonable time. I'd definitely recommend him as a Shopify developer! The project came out even better than I had hoped.

The Chimney Box

Zak is awesome... highly recommended. He was very pleasant, knew the Shopify platform cold, did great custom add ons. Could not be happier. You dont need to shop experts, just go straight to Zak....

Knit Collage

I love the way my new website turned out and my customer do too! Zak was awesome about getting it all finished for a big deadline I had too. I would definitely recommend him to others!

Organic Cotton Plus

Zak is extremely knowledgable and able to make Shopify work with the idiosyncrasies of our business.

We strongly recommend his work!

The Modern Collective

Zak's knowledge and know-how through the entire process of launching our shop was exceptional. He worked quickly but didn't lose sight of the small details while working through our difficult requests. We had a few shop features that seemed to be lofty request, but Zak found a way to implement them but still kept them simple enough for us to update on our own. Simply put, Zak is awesome!

The Umstead Gift Shop

Zak was great to work with! He was thorough, patient and really helped explain the ins and outs of Shopify. He was always willing to do a video tutorial, remained completely engaged in the project and happily answered lots of questions in a timely fashion! The end result is a beautiful, elegant site that matches our Five Star hotel and spa. We are thrilled to start sharing it with our guests!

The Little Host

Zak is extremely knowledgable about every aspect of Shopify, from building custom pages to answering detailed questions about inventory and shipping. Zak was able to execute everything that I needed to make my website exactly the way I wanted it. I am so impressed and fortunate to have worked with him.

Bexar Goods Co :: Texas Makers of Durable Goods

Zak was great. Very attentive and knowledgeable. He was able to accomplish most of my crazy haphazard ideas. I am very satisfied with his work, communication, and the value.

Thanks Zak!


Lindsay Letters

I am so beyond thrilled w/my experience working with Zak on my new shop! I've been super picky & opinionated & Zak has tracked with me every step of the way. He has proven to be perfectly knowledgeable, pays close attention to detail, & is always up for offering a creative solution & for thinking outside the box in order to accomplish my lofty goals for my shop (all with an excellent attitude!!!)

Dauphin Bakery

Zak is absolutely wonderful to work with! Fast, professional, and great at problem-solving. He helped us work around not having gift certificates available through Shopify. We can offer them via our payment gateway and it looks great. We highly recommend working with Zak and will partner with him and Aeolidia on our development needs in the future.


Zak Hardage has been a shining star in this project. An invaluable resource, shockingly accessable, always friendly, dedicated, hard-working and willing to go the "extra mile" regarding all aspects of developing and perfecting the code. He is without a doubt an Expert and I would whole-heartedly recommend him.

The Needle Shop

Zak is truly amazing.

I came to him with a list of specifics for my 'dream site' that I'd been building for years!

He resculpted Shopify in unimaginable ways. I think he even surprised himself a couple of times pulling off what seemed completely like magic to me.

My site is a rock star.

And, Zak was so professional and kind through the entire experience.

I can't recommend him highly enough!

Emily Ley

Zak is my hero. He's so quick and helpful and is always able to make my crazy Shopify dreams happen. I highly recommend him if you're looking for an awesome Shopify Expert!!

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