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About Alister Shapley

Alister Shapley is a freelance designer and screen printer who works with brands to develop their visual language.

He didn’t come into graphic design the typical route. During his architectural training at Edinburgh College of Art, Alister realised that his real passion was for print and typography. After completing a masters, he gained 7+ years of experience working in large teams working on multi-million-pound architectural bids as well as smaller teams developing brands, before setting off on a new journey as a freelance designer.

Alister's passion for print and typography, which he cultivated during his architectural training at Edinburgh College of Art, is the driving force behind the work he produces. His main focus is on getting to know clients, to combine their thoughts with his expertise to produce a visual story that reflects their values. Getting the brief and direction right is crucial to the success of a project; he uses a co-design process, spending more time on the early stages of brief and concept to make sure the outcome achieves the desired goal. Alister believes the best work is born through collaboration and a strong relationship.