Shape April 2022 HR 96
Meet the Team

Ella Dawson  
Brand Designer

Meet Ella Dawson

Ella is a creative powerhouse with a flair for design and branding.

Ella brings a fresh and innovative approach to brand design and has a passion for creating captivating visual identities. With a strong background in design, she brings a unique perspective to our team. She completed her Art Foundation at Manchester School of Arts before honing her design skills at Shillington.

Ella's creativity knows no bounds, and she excels in crafting visually stunning solutions to meet the diverse needs of our clients. Outside of work, when she's not designing, she's probably eating a burrito somewhere.

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Favourite Food: Burrito
Favourite Typeface: Boogy Brut
Loves: a Nap
Favourite Inspiration Site: Maxibestof
Dislikes: Bad Kerning
Signature Dish: Sticky Seasame Chicken

What's your favourite aspect of working at Shape?

The team is super friendly and is more like a family, we are relaxed but get stuff done and have a laugh along the way. Everyone loves what they do and that really shows, we're passionate and always pushing the boundaries. There’s a huge range of projects we work on at Shape, from fashion to healthcare to marketing to hospitality, so no day is the same.

What's your favourite project you’ve worked on at Shape?

Every project is so different and enjoyable for different reasons, but my top three all-time favourites have to be Enibas for the UX, Olgam for the fun, and Gary Neville for the fan girl moment. No doubt this will change very soon.

Have you always wanted to be a designer?

I actually wanted to be a sniffer dog handler when I was younger (I know, very random), but maybe that was just a phase?! I’ve always been creative and loved 'arts and crafts' when I was really small. But I knew from the age of 17 that I wanted to work in the design industry after undertaking an art foundation course at Manchester School of Art, and I was keen to get into the working life thereafter, so I studied design full-time at Shillington back in 2020 — and lo and behold, now I’m here!

Why should clients choose to work with Shape?

We are a team that genuinely loves and enjoys what we do from start to finish. We get excited about your projects, no matter how big or small, and are always here to help you throughout your journey with us. We also make pretty damn cool brands and websites. Did I mention that?

What do you like doing outside of work?

I’m always up to something, whether that be hiking in the valleys of the Peak or Lake District, baking the gooey-est brownies known to man, travelling to new places, playing badminton and totally not getting competitive, annoying my nine-year-old black lab, finding the best new food spot in town, cooking up a storm in the kitchen… you won’t find me sitting around twiddling my thumbs.

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