Our approach

Getting things right from the start

We invest a great amount of time into planning and developing a new WordPress theme, until we feel that it is ready to be released. For us, it is all about the people who use our products.


As with any project, everything starts with an idea. What steps are necessary to bring this idea to life? We research, talk to people in the specific industry, define priorities and milestones and get our heads into the project.



What's in it and what could it look like? Time for some good old pen and paper. We create sitemaps and sketch the user experience. We aim for the best foundation possible before we start developing.


Design and Development

After all the planning, it is time to shine. We create the actual design and develop the theme, always keeping an eye on the user experience. After all, the theme has to be easy to use and to set up.



To make sure that you are not thrown into cold water, we invest a lot of time creating an extensive, illustrated user manual and matching tutorials for each theme.

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The Team

Meet the people behind ShapingRain

Profile Nils Huber

Nils Huber Design

Nils has been designing and developing websites since 1999. After working for various startups during the 2000's, he founded his own marketing agency in 2009 which he sold in 2012. Together with Marcus, he now creates WordPress themes and helps companies around the globe to bring their projects to life.

Profile Marcus Wernicke

Marcus Wernicke Development

Marcus is responsible for back-end development at ShapingRain. Despite his contempt for everything maths, he discovered programming for fun at the age of 11 back in 1993. He built his first website two years later and still gets his kicks from writing code. When he is not busy fighting bugs, he is saving the planet and promoting conservation messages as a volunteer with the Vancouver Aquarium. He also presents his own weekly web radio show.