Our previous and first-ever App of the Month was awarded to an app filled to the brim with the wise hairstyling words of a true guru (or just your everyday ridiculously fashionable gay guy). The guru spree continues with May’s App of the Month, Youngstown Design Works – a pocket-size portfolio for the student-run graphic and interactive design agency with the same name.
Youngstown Design Works is a graphic and interactive design agency run by Youngstown State University. The initiative was launched to provide the students with practical experience while simultaneously working towards giving graphic and interactive design a bigger role in the local business community. The agency specifically collaborates with small businesses, non-profit organizations and startup companies. Every buck YDW makes on these projects goes straight into funding it.
The app gives us a rundown of the business. It explains the YDW program, what services they provide and where we can find them. It also boasts a voluminous portfolio of previous work assuring us that they’re bringing delicious design to the table. Whether you’re a startup looking to hook up with these guys for some sweet design making or just interested in what good app design looks like, it’s definitely worth checking out.
Behind the app is YDW’s director, graphic-design professor / entrepreneur / insert fancy title, RJ Thompson. Thompson uses AppSpotr to build apps relating to his classes, and it’s also his tool-of-choice when assigning the students to build their own apps. Thompson reached out to AppSpotr a while back suggesting he’d build templates for us, so now we have that to look forward to as well. We’re excited to see what him and his students can come up with on our platform.
Using the modules Content, Gallery, Web Page and Directions, Thompson has managed to create an app that serves as an example for other businesses out there looking to showcase their services on the biggest platform for communication. It’s pretty rad that he chooses AppSpotr to help turn his students into full-fledged digital designers, and we’re looking forward to their upcoming contributions. A great download if you want to know more about the Youngstown Design Works agency or learn how to make a fantastic app-based portfolio.