Robert Woonacott Shape Web Designs A native of Grand Haven, Michigan, Robert Woonacott graduated from Fremont High School in 1984, and returned to Grand Haven to pursue is passion for photography. In just a few short year, he expanded his photographic repertoire breaking into digital graphics, and now Robert has 17 years experience of photography skills and photo editing. Working with numerous freelance photographers and advertising companies worldwide, Robert’s ability to manipulate photos became a recognizable trademark. That trademark launched his career working with web developers to create graphics and photo renderings that captured the attention of companies such as ILM and DreamWorks.In late 2005, not one to rest on his accomplishments, Robert formed Shape Web Designs, publishing the website early in 2007. He now works with some of the top rated web designers in the world, some of which include his most trusted friends. They form the team that is Shape Web Designs Web Development. Robert sees his dream and his vision for Shape Web Designs become reality everyday.

Robert Talks About Web Development:

I do find it interesting to be doing this type of job, and really I hadn’t planned on really going this far because I just wanted to take the first year or so and really get to know what the web is all about, and now I am working with very huge companies that are just amazing. I wanted to keep it simple and simple is how I really keep it here, and although I might be a small company, I am now working on very large contracts, and it is mostly with the professional end of things.

I guess the one lesson I learned from all this, is that you cannot trust anyone out here in the world, but you have to put your trust into your customer. If you don’t trust you customer then you cannot create great websites. There is one web developer whom I worked with in the past, and he use to tell me that it was bad business to do anything for free, in fact I can prove that person very wrong, because people want a visual, and with out that they cannot see their own website. There are also a few people I know who claim to be the best web developers in the area, don’t believe them, because if they have to brag that means their work is just not that great.

I am not going to tell someone that I can do something that I cannot deliver, and I just feel that customer needs direction. I have always tried to make sure that I get down to the customer level, listen to what they need and try to keep the eye on the concept. Not all customers know what they want and over time it can be apparent that there is going to be more to the project then just a once over and go for it. You have to spend hours with your customer, and the end product will be a happy customer, a great looking website and more.



Shape Web Designs & Hosting
914 Pennoyer
Grand Haven MI, 49417
Phone: 616.935.7516
Cell: 616-843-1322