Symbio Studios partnered with CauseLabs to innovative on how kids interact with technology in the classroom. Through my leading role as Creative Director, designer and strategist, we created a iPad application filled immersive story telling, stunning video, and interactive educational activities.
Designing a visual language for Alligators of Shark River was a unique challenge. It had to look educational, feel adventurous and be immediately appealing to a wide rage of school aged children.
Process: This user flow story board showed the entire application at a high level and helped the team to understand the users experience from beginning to end.
Strange Dining Habbits
In this activity kids, sort through the stomach contents of alligators to learn about diet patterns. It's gross and awesome.
I enjoyed returning to my roots as an illustrator with this interactive activity. It was a fun challenge balancing pure gross-out factor and beauty when illustrating the stomach contents of an alligator.
I helped to developed a achievement strategy that rewarded children as they progressed through the application as an incentive to complete the mission.
My Story is a book making app for kids born out of CauseLabs's internal innovation program. I came up with the idea to solve a problem that my little sister was struggling with. She was frustrated that she couldn't remember the words to her illustrated stories because she could not yet write. I knew I could solve this problem with technology so I did just that.
Two years later My Story has been downloaded by over a 110,000 people worldwide and is used in classrooms across the country.
It was a joy creating this fun and playful app icon for My Story.
Story Making Tools
The canvas touts easy to use story making tools like brushes, colors, photographic backgrounds, text and audio narration.
Your Book at a Glance
The all pages view was designed to allow kids to see their entire book at a glance.
Early concept sketches were done on the iPad to get a quick sense of the UI on the target end device.
Bible.is plays a pivotal chapter in my personal faith story and is a product I've worked on for five years. From design to creative direction to strategy, I've helped to lead a large and diverse team that has seen Bible.is reach an audience of over 100 million people world wide.
I have always wanted to create a social network, and I got that opportunity in early 2013 with Divinely. Divinely is a community of believers who share prayer, photos and scripture with each other. My role was one of many hats that included brand identity, iOS user interface design, social architecture and strategic vision.
The brand identity I created for Divinely was an extremely fun project that resulted in brand that reflects a community of believers coming together to share prayer, photos and scripture. The use of five ichthus fish coming together to form the mark made the logo instantly recognizable to believers without being stereotypical.
Process: This early wireframe explores the social prayer feed and several key interactions.
Photos and prayer feed.
Prayer detail view.
Scripture font selection.
New content menu.
I facilitate and lead Rapid Solution Workshops that kickstart innovative solutions to problems by looking through the lens of emerging technologies. These intensive onsite collaborations use Design Thinking to empower teams to implement and build tangible results like strategic roadmaps and working prototypes.
Here I am in Denmark working closing with our iOS Engineer in a breakout session to make final adjustments to a design document collaboration.
Here I am in Denver discussing key user experience flows to be rapidly prototyped.
Here I am in Denver once again. This time I am critiquing early iterations for a new brand identity.