Disney Mix was a social messaging app for kids and families that was unfortunately discontinued.
Users could chat, play games, and follow official accounts for the latest news and content from Disney’s various brands. Users could also create their own avatar and customize it with unique accessories. Mix was meant as a social media community for tweens in an era before such a place existed for them. With the alternative being platforms like Facebook and Snapchat that served more of a young adult audience.
iOS & Android (Discontinued)
On Disney Mix, I worked under a Sr. UI/UX designer; helping to design and build the UI for many of the app’s features. Some examples included Avatar Customization, Sticker Sorting, and the app’s built-in meme generator, Meme Machine. I would create mockups of what the UI would look like, pitch the design to the project leads, iterate based on feedback, and then finally build out the feature after receiving approval.
Building in Engine
This was the first professional project where I built UI myself in the engine and did not simply create the art for it. I pride myself on having this technical skill set, because I can shepherd the interface through production all the way from conception to polish. This means understanding of how things are actually made. As a result, I can work directly with engineers, like I did on Mix features such as Parental Controls.
Disney Mix was no ordinary messaging app. Its focus was to be a virtual playground of sorts. With this in mind, Mix had tons of content users could send to each other. I created art assets for this content, such as stickers, gags, and games. Fireworks was one game in particular that I helped develop from beginning to end. It allowed users to send a custom-made firework show to a friend.