Year on year, digital design becomes more and more prevalent and important—there’s apps for everything from buying groceries to finding the perfect time to go to the bathroom in a movie. So, at Shillington, we have been teaching our students across the globe UX and UI design and the leading UI industry software, Sketch.
Every term, our students are tasked with coming up with an app for one of their projects and the results are always fascinating and varied—we’ve had apps for fonts, hiking, food and everything in between. We’ve put together some of our students’ most interesting recent creations, which are not only gorgeous but will make you think ‘why can’t I download that right now?!’
Bright and bold, but also easy and understandable, Justin Millard’s Peddlr, a bike rental app for the city of San Francisco, makes us want to explore a new city in style.
All apps should be beautifully designed and Benjamin Ngooi made no exception for his accounting app, Figured. The design elements and user interface make this seemingly unexciting app compelling and approachable!
Cute, simple icons and a limited but pleasing colour palette are the order of the day for this ordering app for German restaurant Das Food from Petra Venturini.
Family Tree is an app by Amy Sil Mil on which users can trace their generational line. The use of vintage photos, a soft but vibrant colour palette and a welcoming user interface evoke one of the most important parts of family: memory.
Samantha Leong designed her app Roam for thrillseeking commuters who want to ride a motorbike to work—her no-nonsense interface makes the ride of your life seem very much in reach.
Outee is a clean, stripped-back app designed as a blank canvas to encourage artists to create and sell their own t-shirt designs. Victoire Scherer thought of the app as a place for artists to push boundaries—without having to get involved in tedious logistics.
As we said earlier, there’s an app for everything—so why not gardening? Ryan Korell’s Potter app is just that; a convenient way of ordering anything you need for the garden. We love his simple, natural colour palette too!
Friendly Faces designed by James Freebairn is an app for identifying unknown typefaces in the street—a graphic designer’s new best friend. Not only that, it’s also really rather pleasing to look at.
Making hiking cool again, Sara Moracco’s app Hiking Hype is jampacked with features for budding adventurers including detailed maps, weather, suggested gear and even an emergency SOS for if anything goes wrong.
Check out the amazing attention to detail on this app from Talya Baker—designed to complement her branding for an exhibition on biology that can’t be seen. Intriguing!
It’s not often that an app makes us hungry but Yee Cheng’s Gutsy app definitely does—she combined clarity and charm to make what may seem like an arduous task inviting and convenient.
Kraitip Sivakriskul’s Festival No. 6 app is beautifully designed to take the stress out of the festival experience. With a few touches, you can see who’s playing, where to grab something to eat or what else you can get up to.
Cutting-edge cool and exclusivity were the focus for Ciro Guatieri’s streetwear app The Movement—which aims to bring together a likeminded, passionate community. Check out that super distinctive wordmark!
Making the analogue digital, Sylvan Hillebrand designed this sophisticated and sleek app for record collectors to share their collections and opinions and read about what their favourite artists have been spinning.
It doesn’t stop there though, some Shillington graduates go on to get awesome jobs in digital design. Check out graduate testimonials and our round-up of 12 Shillington graduates working in digital design across the world.
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