Square Boy has become sort of a mascot around here. He was the first illustration in the Shapes series, the test, the guinea pig. I have a soft spot for him, even if he is a bit of a blockhead.
After I had the first illustration figured out, we took a moment (or maybe a few moments) to explore the coding. The big questions were answered pretty quickly. How did our graphics look on a tablet screen? Pretty darn good. Can we get the animations to play fluidly? Yes, with a surprisingly good load time. Sound? That works too!
Square Boy convinced us that we had a viable idea for an app. And, more importantly, that this new format could provide what we really wanted: a way to make art that people can use every day.
Thanks, Square Boy!