Shape is a Cleveland based nonprofit for nonprofits. They provide videography, photography, and design to other mission-based organizations. A common problem for businesses today is that they want to work with nonprofits, but nonprofits don’t have room in their budget to pay the businesses adequately. Shape approached this problem with a new question: if they cut overhead costs for both themselves and the clients, and were funded through other means, could they find a way to do the work they feel called to?
We worked collaboratively alongside Shape at every stage of the design process—from forming the groundwork for the name, to building the visual identity, to designing and developing the website.
They’re not an expensive tech company.
The brand needs to feel like it fits in the realms of video, photo, and design—not like it’s too catered to one field.
One way they want to cut costs is to hire interns.
Although there are students doing much of the work, there are professionals guiding the way the whole time. The quality of work would not suffer.
—Patrick Fenner, Founder, Shape