I work with the Shopify and Wordpress platforms to build websites that help build businesses. Most often I work with my wife Lauren, the design half of Hardage & Hardage. I also work with the talented designers at Aeolidia and other independent designers.

Before building websites, I served as a Naval Officer. When I left the service and began coding, I found the same principles that were successful in the Navy applied to web design. I may have traded my sea legs for CSS, but focusing on people and minding the details are still mission critical.

Email me if you'd like to learn more about a new website for your business.

Zak is great! I would recommend him completely. We have been totally satisfied with the quality of our site, and the customer service we have received long after the site was built. 5 Stars!!


We came to Zak for our web design and development and had some fairly complex ideas about how to showcase some specific features. Zak worked tirelessly to come up with the best possible solutions for all of our crazy ideas and executed our site beautifully. Our launch was seamless and Zak has continued to be by our side every step of the way to help trouble–shoot and answer every single question, big or small. We highly recommend Zak and Hardage + Hardage for web design and development. We could not be happier with the final result.

Mintwood Home

Zak also is very familiar with coding responsive sites that are Mobile friendly and adjust to different screen sizes. Having a responsive site was a priority for us, and there were even a few features we had seen on other non-Shopify platforms that we asked Zak to incorporate into our site, and he did the research and made them happen, even working within the Shopify limitations!

We couldn’t be happier and if you are considering a custom theme and wondering who to go with, Zak is an Expert Shopify Developer and I can highly recommend him!

June & December

Communication with Zak was excellent — he was incredibly helpful and walked me through the whole process. I had a fairly complex shop customisation and Zak shared his computer screen and assisted with me troubleshooting before the launch.

If you are looking for someone who can do high–level customisation and completely tailor your Shopify store to your needs — Zak is your man.

Megan Isabella

We couldn’t be happier with the job Zak did on our site. There were many times where we knew we wanted some sort of functionality but we weren’t sure what was possible or how it could work. Zak was very quick to provide insightful advice and always had a solution to any problem we faced. He was quick to make any changes we needed and always suggesting the best ways to accomplish our goals. We are so pleased!!!

Lucy Darling Shop

Zak is incredible to work with. We recently hired him to help my design studio for a website and he was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, on time, easy to work with, always communicating... hands down my favorite web developer to work with. I’m a designer, and to find a developer like Zak is very rare. If you’re looking for a dependable developer, don’t walk, but run to him. He’s that good!

DL/sh Design Studio

Zak was very helpful in putting my store together, I would definitely use him again for any help with Shopify!

Katharine Watson/

Absolutely wonderful! Zak was attentive to details, explained things thoroughly in a clear and concise way, and fixed issues that we came across in the process in a very timely manner. I would recommend him to anyone and would use him again in a heartbeat.

Fig. 2 Design

The Hardage team has done a great job designing and programing my new Shopify web site. From design concept to linking up the e-commerce engine and handling numerous requests throughout the process. Responsive, never missing deadlines (even when I did) and bringing new ideas to the table is just part of what to expect when working with Zak and Lauren. Zak and Lauren were great to work with and I would strongly recommend them.


A huge THANK YOU to Zak for his hard work, awesome developing skills and personable attitude during the developing of Etch Design Lab's website. We thoroughly enjoyed working with him. He was quick to respond with knowledgeable answers to our many questions and always knew the best way to implement our goals for the site.

Etch Design Lab

Zak was absolutely great to deal with! Communication was quick and timely despite the large time difference (we're based in Australia). He was very helpful and accommodating to all minor adjustments I wanted to make. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend his services!

Miss Pixie Fashion

Working with Zak was a pure pleasure! Zak was able to take our ambitious ideas and transform them into a working storefront. Zak is quick to respond to messages and prompt in making requested changes. I look forward to working with Zak on any future website projects. Thank you!

The Flair Exchange

Zak was incredibly knowledgeable and easy to work with. Little does he know, I plan on working with him again to add on even more features to my shopify site in the near future!

Stargrass Paper

Zak was great from start to finish (and even after, when we had him set up our Gift Card integration). He knew the ins and outs of what Shopify could do, and had some cool workarounds of his own (neat little wishlist feature). He was really patient with us, and also worked with our retail Point of Sale integration (LightSpeed Cloud) to make the most out of our Shopify store. Now we have our inventory synced between our retail store and our website. The best part — we now offer fairly complex (multiple sessions, equipment rentals, etc.) class registrations through our Shopify site, helping us increase the ease and frequency of sign ups.
Hire Zak, seriously.

Weaving Works

Zak is great! He completed my requests much quicker than I expected. I highly recommend him!

Sarah and Abraham

Zak was super great to work with! Very friendly, professional, responsive, and skilled. He and his team made the process pretty painless and smooth. I’d say the only hiccup was not feeling totally prepared for the shipping options and therefore we had more stuff to figure out for that. But overall, I had a great experience and would heartily recommend him to anyone looking for a developer skilled in Shopify sites.

Queen Bee

Zak has all of the qualities I like in working with another creative professional. He’s quick on his feet, great at explaining things and always has a solution for every problem. I’ve worked with him on several projects and I’m always impressed. If you’re looking for a DEPENDABLE developer you just found your guy!

Cormier Creative

Excellent professional service is always provided. It is always a wonderful experience. I highly recommend him.

Sew Smartt

Zak is an expert coder who devised ingenious solutions for the Shopify-based site we teamed up on. He handled every request patiently and was ready and willing to make it happen, no matter how complex or challenging. He always found a way to meet the client’s needs, and the final site is terrific. I’d be pleased to work with Zak any time.

Jessica Jones

Zak did a wonderful job with developing the website and was incredibly responsive to all my needs, especially during the testing phase of project. Couldn’t be happier.


Zak and the entire team at Aeolidia were fantastic! Their work was intuitive, accommodating, efficient and creative. Zak was always available to help and was always available to give direction or help with information needed to solve any problem along the way. He was so efficient he finished a week before projection! I couldn’t be happier with my custom shopify site!


Zak did an amazing job building my website! He went above and beyond by building functionality into the site that I didn’t even think was possible. I’m absolutely thrilled with how it turned out!

Sarah and Abraham

Zak is total gold dust. Friendly, prompt, talented and patient. I heart Zak.

Big Jon

Working with Zak Hardage on my ecommerce Shopify site was a great experience! I was always kept up to date on project milestones and found Zak to be responsive, professional and able to explain things clearly. Everything was completed for a fair price and within a reasonable time. I’d definitely recommend him as a Shopify developer! The project came out even better than I had hoped.


Zak is awesome... highly recommended. He was very pleasant, knew the Shopify platform cold, did great custom add ons. Could not be happier. You dont need to shop experts, just go straight to Zak....

The Chimney Box

I love the way my new website turned out and my customer do too! Zak was awesome about getting it all finished for a big deadline I had too. I would definitely recommend him to others!

Knit Collage

Zak is extremely knowledgable and able to make Shopify work with the idiosyncrasies of our business. We strongly recommend his work!

Organic Cotton Plus

Zak’s knowledge and know-how through the entire process of launching our shop was exceptional. He worked quickly but didn’t lose sight of the small details while working through our difficult requests. We had a few shop features that seemed to be lofty request, but Zak found a way to implement them but still kept them simple enough for us to update on our own. Simply put, Zak is awesome!

The Modern Collective

Zak was great to work with! He was thorough, patient and really helped explain the ins and outs of Shopify. He was always willing to do a video tutorial, remained completely engaged in the project and happily answered lots of questions in a timely fashion! The end result is a beautiful, elegant site that matches our Five Star hotel and spa. We are thrilled to start sharing it with our guests!

The Umstead Gift Shop

Zak will not fail you! He always has a solution or a new idea, and he consistently meets (and usually exceeds) our high standards in creating functional, user-friendly, attractive websites for creative small businesses.


Zak is extremely knowledgable about every aspect of Shopify, from building custom pages to answering detailed questions about inventory and shipping. Zak was able to execute everything that I needed to make my website exactly the way I wanted it. I am so impressed and fortunate to have worked with him.

The Little Host

Zak was great. Very attentive and knowledgeable. He was able to accomplish most of my crazy haphazard ideas. I am very satisfied with his work, communication, and the value. Thanks Zak!

Bexar Goods Co.

I am so beyond thrilled w/my experience working with Zak on my new shop! I’ve been super picky & opinionated & Zak has tracked with me every step of the way. He has proven to be perfectly knowledgeable, pays close attention to detail, & is always up for offering a creative solution & for thinking outside the box in order to accomplish my lofty goals for my shop (all with an excellent attitude!!!)

Lindsay Letters

Zak is absolutely wonderful to work with! Fast, professional, and great at problem–solving. He helped us work around not having gift certificates available through Shopify. We can offer them via our payment gateway and it looks great. We highly recommend working with Zak and will partner with him and Aeolidia on our development needs in the future.

Dauphin Bakery

Zak Hardage has been a shining star in this project. An invaluable resource, shockingly accessable, always friendly, dedicated, hard-working and willing to go the “extra mile” regarding all aspects of developing and perfecting the code. He is without a doubt an Expert and I would whole-heartedly recommend him.

P.O.S.H. Chicago

Zak is my hero. He’s so quick and helpful and is always able to make my crazy Shopify dreams happen. I highly recommend him if you’re looking for an awesome Shopify Expert!!

Emily Ley