Peq is visual communication. Communicate with your friends by choosing creative emoji and icons that appear as you type and replace words to make clever messages. Why take time to find the right emoji when you can just type and have them appear? People today are using emoji in every message, why not make an app that gives you way more emoji?
“Texting is what your parents did on their flip phones”
As the lead designer, I worked closely with the founders to develop a clean look to support the very graphic content of emoji. Kids we spoke to wanted to share silly icons and self drawn scribbles with their friends in chat. We wanted to give the designers of those emoji a chance to get fame and build a library.
drag emoji to your friends directly, send a coffee emoji to 3 friends with three swipes
friends shift to left based on recent chats so you always see most recent
icons are displayed as a favorites collection as well as a recommended that changes into a recently used list
add emoji for artists and include cards for their albums merch etc.
when you type “bieber” a custom emoji appears first in line, when used you can tap to see card with albums, videos, merch
launched at the BBMA awards – had music and arts bloggers posting “peqs” during the show
did not focus enough on growth enough
funding ran out in 2016 before we could learn from BBMA award collaboration