I'm Keir Whitaker and I work in the Partner Growth Team at Shopify. You can read my latest blog articles, subscribe to my newsletter, and listen to the podcast I co-host with Kieran Masterton. You'll also find me on Twitter and Instagram. Find out more about me and my recent work and projects.

Web Industry Podcast

The Back to Front Show is a podcast hosted by myself and Kieran Masterton — both veterans of the web development industry. Each episode sees us dive into the latest happenings in the web industry as well as "very occasional" off topic ramblings. Here's our recent 40th episode.

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Recent Articles

I regularly contribute to online publications on topics including ecommerce, Shopify, and the web industry. Please get in touch if you would like me to write for you. A full archive of articles is also available.

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You can now find my personal posts hosted on Medium. Shopify related posts can be found in the Shopify Theme Building publication. See everything via my Medium profile.

About Me

I've been making a living with web technologies since 2000 and have held a variety of positions for both agencies and corporate organisations. I have also worked as a freelance web developer and consultant. Since 2012 I have been working at Shopify helping grow the Partner Program and building a community around designers working with the platform. You can find my full professional history on Linkedin. My full biography is also available.

Work & Projects

From publishing and podcasts to starter themes and screencasts — here are some of my recent projects:


Since 2011 I have spoken at a number of web conferences as well as devised and presented workshops focuing on Liquid and Shopify theme building. Feel free to email me if you would like me to participate in your event. A full archive of my speaking engagements is also available.

I also regularly host Shopify and ecommerce focused events around the world. Over the last three years we've visited London, Toronto, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Dublin, Belfast, Brooklyn, New York, Boston, Seattle, and more. Sign up to the Shopify Partner newsletter to find out where we'll be heading next.