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iOS App Mascot

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Squiddle is also the name for the illustrated mascot of an iOS app of the same name.

Skills: Affinity designer, Adobe creative cloud, Illustration

Squiddle is an iOS App for doodling. You can doodle on a blank canvas or atop a photograph in your photo library.

I created the illustration for the character for the Squiddle iOS App by beginning with a number of fast scribbles, some of which you can see in the gallery here. The developer, Patrick Rills, and I worked with the concept of a happy squid who likes to draw. He can’t make fine-lined drawings because he doesn't have fingers, but his love of doodles keeps him chasing that passion.

The initial illustration was begin by hand with a real pencil. After beginning some exploration of the vector shapes in PaintCode, we moved it to Affinity Designer with some touchups in PhotoShop.

Download Squiddle on the App Store

The development code was written with XCode by Patrick Rills, an iOS developer based in Boston. The UI was designed with PaintCode, and the homescreen icon was designed with Affinity Designer.

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Work Context

Great work is done in great places.

Employment History


  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Affinity Designer
  • Book Design
  • Bootstrap
  • Client Training
  • Content Modelling
  • Craft CMS
  • CSS3
  • Frontend Design
  • Git
  • Graphic Design
  • HTML5
  • Icon Design
  • Illustration
  • Jekyll
  • jQuery
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Paintcode
  • Responsive Design
  • Sketch App
  • Statamic CMS
  • Sublime Text
  • UI Design
  • UX Design


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Graphic Design

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