Hey ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿฝ I'm Sean Orfila

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I design and code online retail experiences.

I work on Shopify solutions for a bunch of awesome clients including: The Elder Statesman, Beyonce, Modern Times Beer, The Black Eyed Peas, Cleobella, CrossFit, Deseda, Sebastian Manascalco, and more!

Iโ€™m usually writing frontend code for agencies that on-shore their web development work to me, but I also work directly with merchants solving a variety of fun problems on Shopify.

My Web Developer Story

I built my first website in 2004. After that, I coded web sites as a hobby until 2011, when I founded a health-food product company. I built out the online store, implemented product design, branding, handled all marketing, and did the books.

In 2013, I sold my share of that company, and โ€œofficiallyโ€ began my career as a web developer at a digital agency in California.

Working for that agency, I developed a better understanding of WordPress and Shopify, and practiced writing semantic HTML and CSS in a more professional environment.

After working at a couple agencies in California as a web developer, I took a break from the agency world, and in 2016 accepted a position at medium/large-size biotech company in a software engineering role.


Working on the biotech engineering team forced me to learn some deeper aspects programming such as command line tools, git, regex, working with data & databases, developing design systems, and translating complex business logic into designs.

After that company went through a merge, I returned to agency life, and in 2017 was relocating to San Francisco where I took a position working for a leading Shopify Plus agency.


In late 2018, I decided following my dream of entrepreneurship would need to happen.

I left the agency position and with a mini cohort of clients, started my own tiny agency. Having my own business allowed me and my little family the freedom to move to a rural island in the Pacific Northwest, where weโ€™re happily raising our children near the local Waldorf school set amongst the forest and beaches of Puget Sound.

Sean's image My little office (upstairs the restaurant)

I have a charming office space in the sea-side hamlet of Langley, WA - just a ferry and traffic jam away from busy Seattle. From my window, I can see Glacier Peak, Mt. Baker, the Cascades, and the occasional whale.

Note: Iโ€™ve recently moved my office into our home due to coronavirus, but hope to be working in my office again someday soon.


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