Penguin Workouts by Ally Rilling

A screenshot of the header thumbnail of the Penguin Workouts App. It is two concentric circles, first black and then white against a coral pink background.

COURSE: Independent

MEDIUM: Web or Computer App

DESCRIPTION:
Penguin Workouts is an aesthetically pleasing, useful utility app that helps you get a quick workout in. Penguin’s UI is built in around the neumorphic style, so buttons and text fields appear to have depth. It is available on the iOS app store.

ARTIST’S STATEMENT:
I created Penguin Workouts because I wanted a simple interface to randomly serve up different exercises to do each day. During the process of making the app, I discovered my passion for UI design. I realized how challenging it can be to create both a functional and beautiful interface. I wanted to surface useful actions while also maintaining a good looking app. I never really considered myself an artist in the traditional sense. However, in creating this app, I have found a love for “functional art.” I am drawn to creating things that people can use. It is my hope that Penguin can motivate people to be more active because they are delighted to open the app.

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