Shape & Shadow is an animation studio began and run by artist and director Hayley Morris. Shape & Shadow specializes in mixed media and stop-motion animation techniques to tell stories that unfold through layered textures, hand crafted details, and inventive storytelling. The projects taken on range from commercials, social media spots, music videos, projection design, miniature fabrication and short form animation for documentaries and feature films.

During the summer of 2018, Elise worked as a fabrication and animation intern at Shape & Shadow. Here, she assisted in 2D and 3D fabrication and animation for commercial animation projects, assisted in social media posts and behind the scenes documentation, and learned how to pitch on projects and work with both national and international clients.

Shape & Shadow’s recent projects include animated tour visuals for The Smashing Pumpkins ‘Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour’, a music video for Sesame Street, and an animated promotional video for the non profit Trickle Up. Past clients include, Samsung, Hewlett Packard, Kate Spade, Burt’s Bees and many more.


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