Meet the Experts: Thomas Kimura
March 5, 2018
1 year ago
This is the third in our series of expert interviews, Meet the Experts where we highlight the talent that makes Storetasker run smoothly. This week we had a chat with Thomas Kimura. Check back each week for new expert highlights.
Hey Thomas, where are you from?
Toronto, Ontario. Born and raised — but planning to move away from the city soon. It’s really expensive especially when I can work from anywhere.
How did you become a Shopify Expert?
I’ve been doing web design for a long time now. Started doing professional work in the last 4–5 years. About 2 years ago I started hearing more about Shopify. I knew they had an office in Toronto and wanted to learn more about it. From there my girlfriend and I decided to start our own clothing brand. This gave me a lot of freedom to experiment with building Shopify themes.
What are your areas of expertise?
I’m pretty good at snowboarding… but when it comes to eCommerce I’m a bit of a jack-of-all-trades. I really excel at:
- Front-end development
- Brand identity design
What are your favourite kinds of projects?
I really enjoy working with merchants that have a clear vision of what they want. It’s exciting working with merchants that have big ideas and are open to feedback.
Why should a merchant choose to work with you?
I love problem-solving and getting shit done for people! It feels great when you help other merchants and their businesses grow.
What motivates you?
The entire online entrepreneurship community is really motivational. It’s nice to see other people doing things they love and living the life they want — which is exactly why I wake up every morning.