Christopher Dodd, Developer in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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Christopher Dodd

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UI and Shopify Developer

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Toptal Member Since
May 28, 2021

Christopher is a Shopify web developer who has delivered stores of all sizes. Well regarded as an expert on the Shopify platform, he's created a range of content on Shopify theme development, including two top-rated classes and the top-ranked YouTube video on Shopify Liquid. He recently completed a 6-month stint working with fast-moving eCommerce brand HiSmile, helping them launch a new website for their six regional Shopify stores.


WordPress, Shopify, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
Shopify Plus, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Vue
Shopify Plus, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Express.js, Vue, Headless Commerce




Preferred Environment

Shopify, Shopify Plus, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), MacOS, Google Chrome, Shopify Liquid, Shopify Hydrogen, User Interface (UI)

The most amazing...

...personal achievement for me is becoming the leading content creator for Shopify theme development content on YouTube and

Work Experience

Front-end Web Developer

2015 - PRESENT
  • Assisted in rebuilding PetCloud, a pet sitting platform's website, to use the Yii Framework.
  • Set up Gouldson Legal's new WordPress site, working with the marketing manager to determine design and layout.
  • Rebuilt the Shopify site of the pottery kit brand, Crockd.
Technologies: WordPress, Shopify, HTML, CSS, JavaScript

Front-end Web Developer (Shopify Platform)

2020 - 2021
  • Created a new Node.js and Themekit build environment to move away from Shopify Slate.
  • Collaborated with another developer to deliver a completely redesigned website for the April 2021 product range launch.
  • Refactored messy JavaScript left over from previous developers.
Technologies: Shopify Plus, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Vue

Front-end Web Developer (Shopify Platform)

2019 - 2019
  • Contributed to a successful black Friday weekend where our preparations enabled everything to run smoothly on the all our client sites.
  • Created a headless eCommerce app using Express.js and Vue.js that can plug into any Shopify store and display Shopify content using the Storefront API.
  • Created a custom Shopify app that allows store administrators to add to additional content to Shopify product pages.
Technologies: Shopify Plus, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Express.js, Vue, Headless Commerce

Hismile Help Centre
I built the redesigned help center area of the Hismile website for their April 2021 launch. The help center is a single page on Shopify but is technically a Vue.js app with multiple routes for different menus and articles.
2012 - 2015

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

Queensland University of Technology - Brisbane, Australia


Liquid, Shopify API, jQuery, Vue


Shopify Plus


HTML, CSS, Shopify Liquid, Liquid Template, JavaScript


Shopify, Google Chrome, MacOS, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), WordPress


Express.js, Shopify Hydrogen

Industry Expertise



Business, Vue Router, Headless Commerce, Shopify Theme, PSD to Shopify, User Interface (UI), Slate

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