There are so many cool and beautifully designed apps out there that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you start looking for inspiration for your own. However, looking at art is really helpful – it gets your creative juices flowing and inspires you to start making things too! Pinterest is my weapon of choice when I need to find ideas, it’s so great to create your own boards and have others see them in your group too.
I’ve started looking at a lot of different things: app design, colour schemes, food illustrations and more. Doing this research has made me think of my app coming to life in so many different ways. I want this app to look clean and fresh, but I also want it to look quirky and fun, it needs to have just the right balance so that people will download it – nobody wants a messy looking app.
At the moment I’m really liking geometric, vector, shapes and bright colors. I feel that simple illustrations just look very professional and are perfect for use on small phone screens as the details don’t get lost. I am also really feeling bright colors – particularly yellow because of how happy and juicy it looks. I think using healthy and fresh colours in this app is crucial because they relate back to food so much. Geometric shapes also look clean and modern, less is more!