Announcing the Winners of the 2014-2015 Shopify Ecommerce Design Awards

Announcing the Winners of the 2014-2015 Shopify Ecommerce Design Awards

Announcing the Winners of the 2014-2015 Shopify Ecommerce Design Awards

Back in May, we threw down a challenge to our design community to submit their best builds for the design battle of the year. Our goal was to celebrate the talented designers and developers that create customized themes for the Shopify platform, and to showcase ecommerce sites that display exceptional design, creativity, and usability. 

Over the past four months, we’ve been collecting thousands of jaw-dropping submissions from designers all over the globe. And together with an expert panel of judges that included Vitaly Friedman, Veerle Pieters, and Daniel Weinand, we’ve gone through the submissions and picked the best from the best. Now the time has finally come to crown the one true champion of design.

Five months and thousands of submissions later, we are proud to announce the winners of the 2014-2015 Ecommerce Design Awards!

And the winners are...

First place 

Designer: Love + Money

Store: Frank Body

An unusual, striking design which gets UX right. Frank Body is easy-to-use, compelling, and attractive.

— Vitaly Friedman, Smashing Magazine.

Shopify Ecommerce Awards Winners — First place

Shopify Ecommerce Design Awards —First Place

Second place

Designer: Bambri

Store: Code Quill

Not only is Code and Quill elegantly clean, it presents a great product. Oh and it's a pleasure exploring it using a mobile phone.

— Daniel Weinand, Chief Design Officer.

Shopify Ecommerce Design Awards Winners

Third place

Designer: Shotwell Digital

Store: Byrd Hair

There is something about Byrd Hair that suggests the designer had an eye for details. The products are well presented and categorized in a clear and logical way.

— Veerle Pieters, Duoh!

Shopify Ecommerce Design Awards —Third Place

Honourable mentions

As much as our winners raised the roof on what ecommerce design can accomplish, we received so many amazing submissions that it was impossible for us not to showcase some of them. Here are 10 honourable mentions that we think deserve a little time in the spotlight.

Softlimit for Paez

We loved that the experience of adding a product to the shopping cart was specifically tailored for shoes. 

Shopify Ecommerce Awards Honourable Mentions

PixelCabin and Matt Hallock for Wool and Prince

This store had a clean, smart design that also made for a great mobile experience.

Shopify Ecommerce Design Awards Honourable Mentions

Brent Freaney for Sixty-Nine

Even though this playful design was very different than what we're accustomed to seeing in online stores, the browsing experience was still natural and intuitive.  

Shopify Ecommerce Awards Honourable Mentions

port80webdesign for Jules Leather

The typography used for this site was beautiful and well-suited to the brand. The contrasting sections also helped to keep the design fresh and interesting while you shopped. Plus, the product photography was superb!

Shopify Ecommerce Design Awards — Honourable Mentions

Rehash for Tharen

This store has great typography and photography. In addition, we loved how each product line tells a little story, keeping the customer engaged and encouraging the buyer to convert. 

Ecommerce Design Awards - Theran

Q&A Creative for Again

The editorial style layout of this design is extremely trendy right now. We also loved how the designer took a new fresh spin on a classically minimalist design. 

Ecommerce Design Awards - Again

The Big Webowski for 5th Story

We really enjoyed the interesting use of Parallax scrolling on the homepage. The mobile browsing experience was also engaging, simple, and clean.

Ecommerce Design Awards - 5th Story

Radiator for Callina

The gutterless grid was very well executed in this design, and the different segment widths created a great layout flow. Hover states (on the product grid) were simple but impactful.

Ecommerce Design Awards - Callina

Lexi Ehrman for Aquis

This design's focus on typography was a refreshing departure from what we normally see on many ecommerce sites. 

Shopify Ecommerce Design Awards — Honourable Mentions

Full Frame Marketing for Invictus Urban Farms

This site has great product photography and clean typography. The design and placement of the call-to-action buttons invite the visitor to continue discovery which is a great way to educate on the product and help with conversion.

Ecommerce Design Awards - Invictus Urban Farms

Thanks to everyone who entered this year’s edition of the Design Awards! Keep building great designs, and be sure to keep an eye out for next year’s competition.

About the Author

Gillian is a Partner Marketer for the Shopify Partner Program. She likes Oxford commas and owns four different copies of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.

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