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Zontik iOS app- minimalistic weather report

This iOS app design is a part of my graduations project at China Academy of Art. Below is a short video that I put together to explain the main functions.
View landing page

Inspired by the minimal, slick design of Dieter Rams, my app is designed to tell you whether or not you will need an umbrella today.

There are many apps which will tell you the precise temperature with up to the minute accuracy. However, for most of us the only thing we need to know is whether to take an umbrella today.

For more relevant weather reports, swipe your finger across the upper and lower sections of your screen, revealing the temperature and wind speed for today.

From the very beginning I was into skeuomorphic design. I love the way old Apps were made, they look almost tangible and real.

Promotional poster.

Landing page is available at andreydanilov.com/zontik/ Sorry, but the App itself is for Chinese App Store only.

App icon stickers which I gave away at my stand during the exhibition.



the process

Here is a process of app development from sketches to a live experience.

My friend assisting me with a photo shooting for poster.

At the exhibition.

Thank you

Huge shoutout to my buddy Allen, who helped me to develop the App and put it on the Appstore. 谢谢你!

Music in the video by Floex – (Machinarium) Gameboy Tune

Design Marathon (Day 25) – AQI 500 in China

Air pollution went off the scale recently in China, couple of days back the Air Quality Index hit 500 and Chinese media found 5 benefits of the smog:

1. It unifies the Chinese people.
2. It makes China more equal.
3. It raises citizen awareness of the cost of China’s economic development.
4. It makes people funnier.
5. It makes people more knowledgeable (of things like meteorology and the English word haze).

The 6th probably will be – it motivates you to design stuff. Illustrated this today afternoon.

Abides

Doodled this today afternoon.

the Dude abides

Neil Gaiman – “Make Good Art” speech

Love this speech so much. It helps me a lot during the hard times of creative crisis.

Jimi Hendrix illustration

Just a small illustration of Jimi Hendrix I made over the afternoon while listening to Jimi playing guitar with his teeth.

In order to achieve more organic look with the grain, I used a scan of high ISO negative film which produced a very nice effect.

Illustrator shapes

Initial sketch

Antique shop 若水藏真 – visual identity design

A project for a friend of ours, who sells Tibetan antiques in a small and very cozy shop near Wushan Hill in Hangzhou. The goal was to create a logo, business card and shop sign.

The client liked our business card concepts so much, that he decided to make two sets.

Here is the initial drawing of letterpressed part, made by Katya.

The structure of our logo.

The shop.

The view on HuiMin street.

Business cards render. Letter-press goodness in all it’s glory.