How we handle full service projects
All our of team members have First Class Honor Degrees. They understand Graphic Design, Web Design and Web Development - which is rare in my opinion. Teaching for 8 years made me understand that certain individuals may understand design, but not development. It’s fine. That’s their skill, or they may not be interested in development. I’d encourage these individuals to apply to bigger agencies because they would have a specific role within the organisation. Whereas as smaller agencies they may need to have a wider skill set because there aren’t as many employees.
I like to know that if a client makes a ‘tech’ request to change coding, I know that the design won’t be affected because that developer understands design aesthetics, typography, composition and layout.
What we don’t have here at Shape is Illustrators or Photographers. We like to work with Freelance Illustrators and Freelance Photographers based on the project brief and the brand appearance. A certain project may require a food photographer, so we’d recommend Matt Pickett, whereas if the project was Fashion related we’d recommend Dave Alexander or Emma Pilkington, or if it’s a florist, we’d recommend India Hobson. This process works well for us because there’s no constant overheads for services that we may not require on every project, and we get to work with people we know will deliver the quality we need.
My bacon roll has arrived now so I’m going to tuck into this bad boy. But if you’d like to arrange a meeting with me to discuss a potential project, feel free to email me direct: firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call on 01942 894596