Design, Theory & Ramblings

Andy’s end of year review 2016

3 years ago I wrote a blog post that suggested 2013 was the quickest year ever known to man, well, I was wrong - 2016 has absolutely flown and the popular saying of ‘doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun’ is spoken out loud once more.

2016’s Christmas Adverts

The battle for the hearts and minds of people is well underway as its the Christmas season and with that comes festivities, laughter and... advertisements. Now each year we see a lot of variety of ideas when it comes to the different marketing campaigns and this year is no exception...

Kirstie Gilleade Studio Placement

"My time spent at the Made by Shape studio had been a great experience for myself. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to work on their Shape Christmas project this year, with it being such a well received project by everyone and that it was revolved around the theme...

Creative Cup 2016

Manchester's digital creative agencies 5-a-side cup competition. So far the Creative Cup has raised over £10,000 for various charities. This year the winning team were able select a Manchester based charity to receive all the profits raised from this years event.

Fake John Lewis Christmas Advert 2016

Watch the new John Lewis Xmas advert for 2016 everyone is talking about. But, did you know it’s not the official TV advert? This was created by A-Level student Nick Jablonka who shared the advert online as part of his coursework and the internet has gone wild. Even getting him...

Web Applications we use at Shape

To make everything run smoothly internally at Shape, theres a few website applications we use pretty much daily. I sometimes get asked “Do you use this” or “Oh no, you don’t use that do you!?” but depending on the company / studio size, usually depends on the applications you require...

The Pros and Cons of choosing a small design agency

I often get asked the question, can we handle a job of ‘that scale’ or do we have enough staff to work with ‘that client’. And it’s very easy to give a Yes or No answer once I’ve received a project brief, and/or had a meeting with the potential client...

Sandman Triathlon Report

This weekend I took part in my final Triathlon of the year over in Anglesey. The Sandman Triathlon is the third and final race in the Always Aim High Triathlon series after the Slateman Triathlon in Llanberis and the Snowdonia Triathlon in Capel Curig. The events have a special place...

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