Design, Theory & Ramblings

Advice for design students before graduating

As a University Lecturer of 8 years at The University of Salford I have come across an array of design students. Some are destined to be designers from Day One, some need to grit their teeth and work harder than others, and some have the talent - but aren't sure how to...

Q&A with Co-Founder, Jason Mayo

When Shape first started and the team was smaller, we all had to juggle multiple roles. I studied Graphic Design so naturally my role was Designer / Developer. Over the years I broke away from my design role (even though I still do a few design projects) and took the...

Toms’ 2015 Year Review

And so another year is over! It really is crazy to think where the past 12 months have gone. It feels like only yesterday I was reflecting on 2014, and now I’ve got another to look back at! This is my fourth year working at Shape and I am already...

2015 Year Review - Andy Golpys

Another year has flown, it's nearly christmas again already, time really does go quick when you’re having fun! I’ve been in the industry for 10 years now and I still absolutely love my job just as much as when I started out. Shape has expanded and I’d like to give...

Its a Shape Christmas Digital Advent Calendar

Its a Shape Christmas Digital Advent Calendar 2015, is a collaboration project created between us and creatives from all over the world aiming to raise funds for Charity. This year we will be in partnership with 'Cash For Kids'.

The Talk of Manchester Awards 2015

We are delighted to tell you that we have been nominated, and have now reached the voting stages of The Talk of Manchester Business Awards 2015 which are taking place on Thursday 3rd December 2015 at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel, Portland Street, Manchester, M1 4PH...

A Shape Outing & Sufferfest: Slateman Triathlon

On the 17th May I took part in my first full Triathlon race of the year which was in the heart of Snowdonia's cruel cruel Mountains. This was one of the most incredible, yet toughest things I have ever taken part in, and this is just the first of many...

Q&A with Co-Founder, Andy Golpys

Question and Answer time with Co-Founder of Shape, Andy Golpys.  It's good to know the people behind Shape and get a feel for their personalities, approach and philosophies. If you've never embarked on a digital project before, it can sometimes be hard choosing the right design agency for you, so...

Bespoke or Template?

Here at shape were proud of the fact that we can say all of our websites are bespoke. What is bespoke? Well bespoke is “custom made”, “made to order” its anything that has been designed specifically with you in mind, a product that has been created and crafted to meet...

The Big Switch - Google’s mobile friendly update

Over the past month, a big part of our workload here at Shape has been towards Googles switch to make 'Mobile-friendly' a ranking variable throughout their system. As of April 21st, Google have turned on algorithms that have a significant impact on mobile search results worldwide for mobile searchers.

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