Marc Louis Rosario
Marc Louis Rosario
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Sharpen

CASE STUDY  •  BRANDING  •  PACKAGE DESIGN  •  UX/UI  •  MOBILE APP

 

About 
The Sharpen mobile application allows users to save their sketches and organize them in the palm of their hands. Users can connect with other designers by messaging or attending live workshops. Creating this mobile application will help designers and sketchers organize their creative process from paper to digital, refine their skills, and build confidence.

Purpose 
The mobile application will empower creatives to share their work at the beginning phase to strengthen the work before it reaches further phases. Sharpen helps users become more active in sketching on paper by meeting and networking with other Sharpen users throughout the world.

 
 
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Importance of Sketching 
Sketching is a critical part of the design process. Many designers sketch their initial ideas on paper, but many of them lose those valuable sketches.

 
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Digital Sketch vs. Hand Sketch

 

Sometimes generating ideas feel impossible. While sketching digitally, you may encounter that it takes more time to sketch your ideas, you can’t bring your work with you anywhere you go, and you won’t be able to show the thought process behind your idea because you didn't save your process.

On the other hand, sketching on paper takes less time, you can bring your work anywhere, and you can share the progressions you had. But, sometimes sketching on paper can be frustrating. You might misplace your sketches, you might get smudges, and it is tedious to flip through pages just to share your work with your friends.

 
 
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The Sharpen Experience

Take a look at the animated walkthrough of the mobile applicationa

 
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Sketch your ideas and concepts on paper. Then, upload up to 10 images or videos onto the application where you can edit and share them with your friends and followers.

 
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Archive your sketches onto your your profile page. This is where you can organize them by using the album feature. This will keep your sketches neat and easy sharing with friends.

 
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Connect with your friends and other users around the world by using the message feature. You can ask for advice, suggestions, and feedbacks on your work.

 
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Meetup with other users around your area by going to their live events. This is your chance to meet one-on-one and ask for sketching tips and tricks.

 
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Sharpen your skills by using the Sharpen Kit. You can grab the kit by requesting one after each live bar stream. Start sharpening your sketching skills.

 
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A worldwide event where Sharpen users around the world are gathered together at local coffee shops to create memories, share their work, and collaborate with each other.

 
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Recognition 
Adobe Design Achievement Awards Semi-Finalist 2017
Kean University Research Days 2017

 
 
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