Design, Theory & Ramblings

Cool Websites Redesign

Whenever I start a new project, I like to get a start point by looking for inspiration. Whether that be from past project I have done, client competitors or other outside sources from Dribbble, Behance or awards sites like Web Creme or Awwwards, It’s always good to see what s going on in the design world.

What I’ve been up to this month

As 2016 continues to fly by, another month means plenty more projects to share with you. I have had a pretty steady month, with plenty of design work, some for new clients, some for existing clients. All-in-all a pretty enjoyable month.

Site Launch - PrintLab

This past week we have launched a long anticipated website for a company called PrintLab. PrintLab are a creative brand that supplies 3D printing products to schools and businesses around the world, whilst being open to collaborations with product partners and resellers to create the best end-to-end solutions.

Free stock photos to use in web design concepts

There are not many more important things, visually than quality photography in web design.

Will Sketch Fully Replace Photoshop/Illustrator for Web Designers

For the longest time the majority of web designers and developers were using either Photoshop and to a lesser extent Illustrator to create a sites design and the exporting the design assets for conversion into the web standard HTML/CSS/JavaScript.

Designing for Mobile - My Favourite Thing

As a Designer I love getting my mitts on a fresh, new brief. It’s the very reason I chose this career path. I constantly push myself to be a better Designer in all things Creative, From the basics like Logo and Branding to our ‘Bread and Butter’ Website Design.. I am always trying up the standard of my output whilst trying to be quicker.

One Page Checkout VS Multi Page Checkout

Cart abandonment has been and continues to be a big issue. But how big of an issue exactly? Well, Baymard.com recently conducted a fascinating study where they analysed and distilled cart abandonment stats from 31 research sources (including highly reputable sources like IBM and Forrester).

What I’ve been up to this month

As a Web Designer working for an agency like Shape, the projects I get vary from day-to-day. Thats one of the reasons I decided to pursue a design career, Every day can be different which keeps things fresh.

Gifs By Shape

Here at Shape, We are always in search of fun ways to showcase our Studio. The key to our success has been to not take ourselves too seriously.

Why We Love VSCO Cam

VSCO which stands for Visual Supply Co began its life as a company that made presets and filters for Adobe Lightroom and Apple Aperture (the two industry standard photo and film editing software packages). They still provide the Adobe and Apple filters/presets but are more well known for their wildly popular smartphone app, VSCO Cam.

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