Ella Dawson
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You’re the newest member of Shape?

Yes, I'm the newest, and the youngest (Well, we can't forget about Ruby Jayne). Even though I joined the team throughout the 2020 lockdown whilst working at home, it's been great getting to know everyone and working on really exciting projects. When I first met Andy, I knew I’d love working with such a great team. Shape has an amazing work ethic and approach to projects, I'm very lucky to now be a part of it.

What's your favourite aspect about working at Shape?

Although I haven't been here long, the team is super friendly and is more like a family, we are relaxed but get stuff done. Everyone loves what they do and that really shows. There’s a huge range of projects we work on which is really exciting to learn new things along the way, so no day is the same.

Where do you find inspiration?

I’m constantly finding new projects and exploring the Agency/Studio who created them. Behance is great for identity projects because you’re able to look at a project in full, the same goes for Instagram. Even in everyday life I’m always subconsciously looking - I go to a restaurant with a funky menu? I’ll do some investigating and find the agency to view the full project!

Have you always wanted to be a designer?

I actually wanted to be a sniffer dog handler when I was younger, 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 and was keen to get into the working life thereafter. Now I’m here!

I've heard you love dogs?

Yes, a bit too much. I've got a 6-year-old black lab that is absolutely bonkers and eats anything she can find (She also needs to lose weight, no surprise there).

Why should clients choose to work with Shape?

We are a team of 11 that genuinely love and enjoy what we do, from start to finish. We get excited about your projects, however big or small and are always here to help you throughout your whole journey with us. We also make pretty dam cool websites, did I mention that?

Favourite Typeface: Sofia Pro Favourite Food: Burrito Makes a banging brownie Dislikes: Bad Kerning Loves: Dogs Favourite Shape: Circle
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