July 25-27, 2018 / Vancouver, BC

Nick Looijmans / UX Lead

Leads Shopify's Polaris and Foundations teams

Nick was born in Belgium. So yes, he has opinions about beer and football. He got his first computer at the age of 12, and was instantly obsessed. That led him straight to a career in web design for agencies and freelance clients. In 2013, he made the big hop across the water to join Shopify in Canada.

Today he leads Shopify's Polaris and Foundations teams, which build the systems to help Shopify teams and partners build great products faster.

Nick loves talking about systems and how good design can be empowering. He’s pretty sure mobile is going to take over the world. When he’s not at his computer, you’ll find Nick hiking with his dog Winona (aka The Greatest Dog of All Time), or chasing his childhood dream of becoming a race car driver.