Powering successful eCommerce experiences with Shopify.

Graftstudio is a Web development studio specialising in eCommerce using the Shopify platform.

Graftstudio is the home of Freelance Shopify Developer —
Richard Forbes-Simpson.

We're a 2 man wrecking crew, I write code and Rockie keeps the postman on his toes.

With over 15 years experience in the field, I've accumulated a wealth of experience and knowledge in Frontend web development and in particular, the Shopify platform — where I've been designing, developing and launching fully bespoke Shopify themes since 2011.

Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, I work with a wide range of clients which include small start-ups, Shopify Plus Agencies where i've been involved on projects for some of the biggest and fastest growing brands in the world.

I can utilise my experience to help ecommerce brands to grow faster with the right strategy and proven methodologies.

Want to talk about a project?

In good company.

I've been lucky enough to work alongside some very driven, talented folk and some lovely clients over the years. Here's a few of them —

I'm currently putting together some case studies. In the meantime if you'd like to see some examples of work please email me.

Ryan Foster

Ryan Foster CEO, Fostr

I have worked with Richard for over 8 years. He is a talented, trustworthy, reliable frontend developer and team member.

Alex Conway

Alex Conway Senior Project Manager, Underwaterpistol

Richard is a talented developer, ready to jump in at a moments notice and add value to any complex site build.

My Services.

The core of my services is focused on Shopify, but I cover a lot of other areas such as design and CMS development. if you have a question, or a project in mind, feel free to email me.

  • Shopify Theme Development
  • Shopify Plus Theme Development
  • Shopify Theme Support
  • Shopify Consultation
  • Shopify Plus Migration
  • Shopify Setup
  • App Development
  • Frontend Web Development
  • Wordpress Web Development
  • Web Design