Mote

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“We build beautiful websites

We are Mote, a celebrated design-driven software engineering studio based in Venice, California. We specialize in e-commerce, providing refined design, cutting-edge engineering, and the highest order of service to an ever-changing marketplace. Our creative team has an appetite for innovation, with a mission to craft artful, practical applications of vanguard technology for our clients. From innovative startups to Fortune 500 Companies, we equip brands with the most effective and elegant tools to cultivate meaningful, enduring relationships with their audiences.

Known for our revenue-focused solutions and meticulous attention to detail, our work has established us as the leading Shopify Experts in Southern California. We recently received the great honor, as 1 of only 3 Shopify Experts worldwide, to be recognized for our outstanding work in a Shopify Case Study.

Our team has over 20 years of experience within the web development and design communities, earning us our sterling record of trustworthiness, consistency, and pixel-perfect results. We value every project and every partnership, and are immensely proud to be one of the few e-commerce studios in the world with nearly 100 5-Star Reviews for launching sites on Shopify and Shopify Plus.

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African Botanics

africanbotanics.com
Technology
Shopify
Bootstrap
jQuery
Liquid
HTML
CSS
iPhone
iPad

Cotton Citizen

cottoncitizen.com
Technology
Shopify Plus
React
Webpack
Liquid
jQuery
Bootstrap
HTML
SASS
CSS
iPhone
iPad

Klur

klur.co
Technology
Shopify
Bootstrap
jQuery
Liquid
HTML
CSS
iPhone
iPad

Few Moda

fewmoda.com
Technology
Shopify
React
Webpack
Liquid
jQuery
Bootstrap
HTML
SASS
CSS
iPhone
iPad

Henning

henningnyc.com
Technology
Shopify
Bootstrap
jQuery
Liquid
HTML
CSS
iPhone
iPad

Jennie Kwon

jenniekwondesigns.com
Technology
Shopify
Bootstrap
jQuery
Liquid
HTML
CSS
iPhone
iPad

Coyan

coyanstudio.com
Technology
Shopify
Bootstrap
jQuery
Liquid
HTML
CSS
iPhone
iPad

Merchant Home

merchanthome.com
Technology
Shopify
Bootstrap
jQuery
Liquid
HTML
CSS
iPhone
iPad

Bristol Studio

bristol-studio.com
Technology
Shopify
Bootstrap
jQuery
Liquid
HTML
CSS
iPhone
iPad

A+R

aplusrstore.com
Technology
Shopify
React
Webpack
Liquid
jQuery
Bootstrap
HTML
SASS
CSS
iPhone
iPad

Allen Schwartz

allenschwartz.com
Technology
Shopify
Bootstrap
jQuery
Liquid
HTML
CSS
iPhone
iPad
Marshmello
cupcakes & cashmere
The Detox Market
Cotton Citizen
Henning
L*Space
Caffe Luxxe
African Botanics
ZHU
Carbon & Hyde
Strange Invisible Perfumes
Mr. Leight
Avocado
Jennie Kwon Designs
Coyan
A+R
Few Moda
Pistola Denim
Leahlani
McGuire
Koral
13 Bonaparte
Bristol Studio
Assembly New York
Coulbourne
Josh Rosebrook
Allen Schwartz
Sexy Beast
Emblem
David Pirrotta
Alexandra Von Furstenberg
Fox & Bond
KLUR
Newbark
Colette
Pair of Thieves
Broken English
Jacquie Aiche
Raquel Allegra
Avec les Filles
Joyrich
Jenni Kayne
Christy Dawn
Seven
Undefeated
Moon Juice
Mona Moore
Frank Ocean
Sara Mote
Creative Director

With deep roots in fashion and luxury retail, Sara is a seasoned e-commerce expert with recognized talent for discovering and developing distinguished brands. Her clients have ranged from independent designers to Fortune 500 companies. She harnesses her sharp eye, industry background, and development expertise to create compelling user experiences. Her refined aesthetic and meticulous attention to detail establish the ethos that drives our agency.
R. V. d. Mijnsbrugge
Software Engineer

With over 20 years of experience, our lead engineer and CEO has single-handedly written many significant enterprise applications and consulted on cyber security strategies for multiple Fortune 500 companies. He is fluent in JavaScript, Swift, Haskell, Python, Ruby, PHP, C and many more languages and technologies and specializes in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Big Data.
Kristen Stegemoeller
Brand Strategist

Kristen Stegemoeller is a writer, creative director, and strategist with a unique gift for helping brands find their voice. With 10 years of experience, she has developed an array of copywriting, creative consulting, marketing, and brand development services for an impressive range of private and corporate clients including Nike, Target, I Am Other, and Splendid.
2019

Shopify Post-Unite Meetup

Shopify invited our founders, Sara Mote and Rembrant Van der Mijnsbrugge, to share the Shopify Plus announcements made during Unite 2019 in Toronto with an intimate group of partners, merchants, and developers at the Shopify LA Space at The Row in Downtown Los Angeles.



Shop Class: Store Design Fundamentals

Shopify invited our Creative Director and Co-founder, Sara Mote, to teach the first ever partner-hosted workshop at the Shopify LA Space at The Row in Downtown Los Angeles. Topics included establishing a brand and value proposition, developing a brand identity, considering visual details from logo and color palette to photography style and merchandising, and important strategic and esthetic decisions to keep in mind when taking your business from concept to launch.
2018

Shopify Partners Case Study

We received the great honor, as one of only three Experts worldwide, to be recognized for our outstanding work by having a case study created about our studio by Shopify.

Read the Case Study



Shop Class: Selling Everywhere

Shopify invited our Creative Director and Co-founder, Sara Mote, to moderate a panel discussion at their newly opened Shopify LA Space at The Row in Downtown Los Angeles. The focus of the panel was selling everywhere, the conversation and engaging Q&A session provided merchants actionable insights and tactics about growing multi-channel businesses.



Shopify Commerce Awards

Shopify featured Mote in the Shopify Commerce Awards. Judges included Jeffrey Zeldman ( founder of studio.zeldman ), Cynthia Savard Saucier ( Director of Design at Shopify ), Vitaly Friedman ( Editor-In-Chief of Smashing Magazine ), and many other renowned and respected leaders within the web design and development community.



Society6 × Sexy Beast Summit

In June 2018, Sexy Beast partnered with Society6 on their first-ever summit for women artists. Hosted at Urban Outfitters' project space, Space 15 Twenty, the event included a full day of panels from founders and creatives from every corner of the art world. Our Creative Director and Co-founder, Sara Mote, spoke alongside established brand founders and content creators during a panel specifically geared towards emerging artists and entrepreneurs. The topic was organized around knowing you're worth as a creative and covered advice for navigating pricing, establishing a process for proposals, and communicating effectively with clients.
2017

Shopify Unite Panel

Our Creative Director and Co-founder, Sara Mote, spoke at Shopify's International Conference, Unite, in 2017 on the main stage during the first day. The topic, for an audience of Shopify partners and fellow Experts, focused on cultivating the right tools to build trusting relationships, deliver successful projects and offer the best possible experiences to clients.

Watch the Video



Shopify Grow Book

Shopify invited Mote to author a chapter in their book, Grow, to share insight and help creatives and entrepreneurs build thriving businesses of their own.

Download the Book
2015

Skillshare Course

Taught online course Concept to Commerce: Shopify + Branding Essentials with over 1,200 students enrolled. Throughout the course, we introduced key elements for consideration; such as the importance of brand trust and why good design really matters. From platform selection to typography, photography, and copywriting, we guided students through essential decisions to create a unified brand presence.
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