UI/UX designer Oneil McCalla up with the Shoey App Design while working on app templates for Trend Media. It was one of his first few app designs and he had to come up with all the screens, the logo, color palette and even the name Shoey.
Apple’s IOS7 user interface really inspired me. I really love the blurry overlays! Also the HBO Now app inspired some of the main screen layouts. My style is guided by the designs I love. In my designs you will ost likely see a blurry colorful background and usually white UI elements placed on them to give the effect that they’re floating. I really love that style and use it in most of my app projects. Roger Oddone, Chris Wang, Kevin Day, Joy-Ann Johnson, Kerri-Dale Smith, Fred Nerby, and Fantasy Interactive are all so talented and inspire me to push my designs further.
The edge of my design is that I don’t just think about making the app look good. My main focus is the user and making the app an enjoyable experience. By focusing on the user experience the user interface comes together easily. My advice to artists and aspiring artists is to create what you love and don’t let other people discourage you. It can be frustrating starting out and seeing other people doing amazing designs but they all started out somewhere. You can get to where they are as long as you don’t give up. Also don’t be afraid to try new things in design. Design as if there are no limits and everything is possible.
About Oneil McCalla
Oneil McCalla is a UI / UX designer. He is currently working in the Trend Media Department of Digicel and have been designing for the past 4 years. Oneil was born in Jamaica but raised in Texas and get teased for his heavy Texan accent. Y’all! You can see more of his works on Behance.