Shape Design was born from a desire to create outside the box, while maintaining a sense of quality and care through an attentiveness to the financial, ethical and social aspects of every project.
Both Jordan and John have been building "things" their whole lives, and wanted to elevate their intuitive passion for making objects to a higher standard. Shape seeks to design with innovation and playfulness in the hopes of making better things for better experiences and spaces.
Photo By: Jeffrey Bosdet
Jan/Feb 2020YAM MAGAZINE
Jordan Campbell - Owner, Marketing & Sales
Jordan Campbell has always had a knack for building objects. Growing up, he spent countless hours in the family workshop building tables, elaborate science models, and over the last few seasons building a summer cabin from as many upcycled materials as possible. Jordan later apprenticed as an electrician, which allowed him to experiment with his own lighting projects on the side.
Jordan’s passion for creating objects has led him into a love for building strong businesses. As an entrepreneur, Jordan founded a mobile fitness company and worked as a commercial realtor. In 2018, Jordan approached John about starting a design firm, not only as a means to return to his true passion, experimenting with objects and lighting, but also as a way to condense his entrepreneurial experience into a cohesive whole. Thus, Shape Design was born, and Jordan’s most elaborate enterprise was off the ground…
John Shukin - Owner, Designer
John Shukin has been surrounded and fascinated by design and art his entire life. From an early age, he designed books, original typography, skateboard ramps and concrete forms. Some of his favourite memories are from wandering around museums like the National Gallery and MOMA. Influenced by an eclectic childhood, John creates broadly across a range of mediums, always seeking to merge the line between art and design.
After Graduating with a double major in Design and Philosophy from Concordia University in Montreal, John Shukin co-founded Shape Design with Jordan Campbell to make objects that truly deserve to exist. Inspired by creatives like Eva Hess and Dr. Seuss, John seeks to reconstitute West Coast design through simplified production methods, attention to material detail and an aesthetic functionality.