Design, Theory & Ramblings


Scott Dootson - Studio Placement

So over the past 3 weeks I've been lucky enough to have had the opportunity to work at Shape.The first thing I came to notice is how nice the atmosphere is. Its professional while casual, very relaxed while being super productive. The Atherton based office is nicely kitted out with the latest equipment and software. The room is crisp and modern making

Shape Web Design eCommerce Mcr Blog - Hungry Gecko

Jackie Kearney - Client Testimonial

"I get a lot of positive feedback about my website. I asked the guys at shape to design me something that looked good, reflected some of my existing branding, had links between my business' social media and where I could manage the content myself, as we have ever changing menus and activities. I also wanted something I could still build on without having to

Shape Web Design eCommerce Mcr Blog - Progress Mockup

James Tighe - Client Testimonial

"I knew as soon as I first sat down with Andy at shape that they were the guys for me. We were on the same page straight away. I had a picture of the site in my mind and he understood exactly what we were trying to achieve. Shape brought my vision to life and I could not be happier with the


Freelance Front-End Web Developer Needed

Because our studio and client base is growing - we are currently in need of a experienced front end web developer. You'll be working closely with our designers to realise their designs on a range of projects from standard websites through to eCommerce and web apps.You will work on a freelance basis over 2 - 3 days a week, but you will have a permanent

Toms year review - 2013

Lastyearwas probably the most importantyearof my working life so far and I must say, what ayear!Working at Shape, I have been given opportunities to work with some great clients on some very exciting projects. To name a few, I very much enjoyed working on Progress JJ, Pure Klothing and Silver Sixpence. Not only were

Cool and trendy watches

Recently, we produced a new web concept for an online store selling the latest in cool and trendy watches. The main aim was to create a strong grid structure and implement consistency through the site. Highlighitng certain products gives the end user a initial call toaction.

Andys year review - 2013

Probably the quickest year that has ever passed, in the history of life. I just can't believe it's nearly christmas again.I would say that 2013 is the most noticable period of growth for Shape as a company. I feel we have gone up another level this year, not only in clientele, but standard of work, exposure and recognition within the industry. It's

Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe

Today we launch a new eCommerce website for Nicola Wellard and her business 'Silver Sixpence in her Shoe'. It's been a pleasure personally working on this project for the past few months. Not only did we receive creative freedom, but our vision and direction for the new online experience was mutually agreed with from Day One. Although the brand has been a huge success,

Wanna join our team?

Ok so we're looking at taking on somebody part-time. This opportunity would be ideal for a student in their 2nd or 3rd year at University, or a design graduate who has yet found the right job for them.If you don't know anything about us, here's a quick insight. Run by myself (Andy) and Jason, we're a small team of

Creative Cup 2013

We are, once again, entering the fourth annual Creative Cup, this year sponsored by UKFast. Hosted at the Powerleague in central Manchester on Sunday 13th October 2013, we aim to take back our trophy, after winning the competition in 2011, but losing to a very tight nit team, Great Fridays, in 2012.Following the standard 5-a-side World Cup format, Creative agencies from Manchester will battle it out to

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