Hey Chat is a brand new chat & messenger app.
What makes their app different from the rest is that it will combine both traditional messaging with suggested interest groups based on what a user's discussions are about.
They’re hoping the app will become the next big thing and are looking for a designer to push the boundaries in terms of modern aesthetic app design, whilst ensuring the UI is simple and easy to interact with.
The deliverables they required would be used for a press release and to raise some hype over social media, so they were looking for a dashboard view showing a user's chat box and recommended groups to explore.
In the early stages of their product development the exact content that would be displayed on the landing page and dashboard view isn’t yet certain. Hey Chat were hoping a designer could take initiative on this brief, including the content they feel would suit and at the same time, expand on the provided logo to begin the process of exploring how Hey Chat’s digital presence and styling can come together.
They provided a logo in both a transparent png and an editable eps file for a designer to use how they please.
It was important at first to get some inspiration for my design and to really understand what their app wanted to do. As the timescale was only for a couple of days, I had to work quickly. I made a few quick sketches to get my ideas flowing and looked at a number of different apps on the market to draw inspiration including ones such as Spotify and Whatsapp to identify possible ideas to explore.
Final App Design
By using Adobe Illustrator, I designed a landing page for their app, together with a user dashboard and chatbox.