Galen King founded Lucid in his first (and only) year of university. He was a freelancer until hiring our first employee in 2006—who is still with us today!
Since then, we have grown to a team of 14 with offices in Nelson, New Zealand and Manhattan, New York.
Lucid has been working with Shopify since 2006—the year they launched. We were invited into the Shopify Partners program when it launched.
Lucid launched one of the first Shopify apps in 2009—before it was even possible to charge for apps. Since then, thousands of stores have used our Lucid apps.
We were invited into the Shopify Experts program when it launched in 2011 and have worked with many hundreds of merchants since then.
In 2013, Lucid launched two of the first themes in the Shopify Themes Store—Lucid One and Lucid Mobile.
We also developed Bootstrapify, a free open-source theme that has been used by many Shopify partners as the foundation for their custom themes.
Lucid was invited into the Shopify Plus Partners program when it launched in 2014.
In 2016, Galen moved to New York with his wife and children, which lead to the building of our New York team over the following years.
In 2017, we won the award for “best store experience using the storefront API.”
For the past few years, we have been co-hosting the Shopify Meetups in New York—now one of the largest Shopify meetups in the world—as well as Shopify dev meetups in Auckland and Nelson in New Zealand.
We continue to hire in our Nelson and New York offices—as well as remotely. Keen to join us? Check out our open positions!