About Shopmode

Custom Shopify development for unique, niche individuals and brands.

We started with a custom web development company in 2006. In 2022, we decided to expand into Shopify development as well, so we can bring years of development experience, technical SEO expertise, and web knowledge to Shopify projects for unique individuals and brands.

Our Team

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Ryan Masuga

I have over 19 years of experience in web development and consulting.

I enjoy spending lots of time letting my creative juices flow in Photoshop and Illustrator, reading, playing guitar, drums, and piano, studying chess, rooting for Michigan sports, riding my bike, and spending time with my wife, three kids, and our black lab.

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Ben Kohl

Back-end Developer
I do back-end coding, build custom Shopify apps, and work on integrations and product and data migrations.

When I am not coding, I enjoy spending time with my kids. I can usually be found reading a good book in the shade of the tree in my back yard.


David Musk

Front-End Developer
Detail-oriented front-end developer with a background in graphic design. I use problem-solving and conceptual thinking to create engaging user experiences.

When I'm not making websites, I enjoy reading and writing fiction, walking outside, and spending time with my wife.

About Our Ideal Prospects

We started Shopmode to help emerging individuals and brands in these situations:

  • Those who may not be selling online yet, but have retail stores (brick and mortar owners who want to get online)
  • Those who are already selling online but don’t have it under control
  • Those who have an existing eCommerce solution, but have a desire to migrate to Shopify

We are currently aiming to help emerging brands, from individuals to companies with fewer than 50 employees, or who are doing less than $10MM in annual sales. These companies have an existing marketing team or at least a dedicated marketing person, but want help with the strategy, execution, and maintenance of their online store built with Shopify. If you're an enterprising individual, you're probably wearing too many hats!

If any of this resonates with you, please reach out for a no-pressure consultation.

Working With Shopmode

You can begin by filling out our contact form which leads to a brief introductory call. We'll get introduced, listen to your needs, and determine if we're a good fit.

When working with clients, we use a number of different tools. The most frequently used are:

  • Teamwork - project management and communication
  • Google Docs - sharing files and documents
  • Sketch - designs from which we can build
  • Zoom - video conferencing
  • Slack - more direct communication via shared channels
  • Email - general communication