It’s very zeitgeist.

The core of its messaging is about empathy, its about prejudice. Its about the necessity to take the harder, longer route of trying to find peaceful solutions to conflict. And the ability to see the other side’s point of view and not to have knee jerk reactions which lead to more radicalized behavior. I really do think it couldn’t be more pertinent to the state of the human condition.

Andy Serkis on Planet of the Apes.

This is a thing I designed.

Elevate is a brain training system that focuses on communication and cognitive skills. The app is full of games and puzzles that help keep your mind sharp from day to day.

I worked on all of the product design and branding for the app, and also played a part in a bit of the game design. I was working on iOS and Android versions of Elevate concurrently, so I feel like I’ve learned a ton. It was a a huge project to push out the door, but it sounds like Elevate is starting to resonate with people so far. We’re gaining thousands of users everyday and it’s blowing my mind.

It’s been a humbling experience to receive so much positive recognition, especially from Apple. I never expected to be on anyone’s radar, so receiving Editor’s Choice in the App Store made my head explode. Mad props to the Elevate Labs team and all the talented engineers and artists there. I had loads of fun designing Elevate and I’m excited to see how our product enriches people’s lives.

You can download Elevate for iOS here.

For all my Android friends, we’ll be launching on the Google Play store on June 5th.

Go make the world a smarter place!

deepseadiva asked:

Where did you learn to create your app? It's gorgeous!

Thank so much, I’m glad you like it. 

I didn’t do it alone tho, just the design and branding. I had a team of engineers and artists building the app, and they are all way smarter than I am. 

If you’d like to try your hand at learning to design and build apps, you might want to check out Treehouse. Its a great resource for learning programming and the first week is free:

Go be awesome!