So, I've been lucky enough lately to work with designer Lisi Schappi on my app, Today Calendar. I really wanted to write a glowing recommendation for her, and I figured my blog would be a nice place to put it.

Lisi really went the extra mile, completely re-designing the app (without my request) after receiving community feedback on an initial version. She designed the icon, the timber and leather background, as well as several prototype layouts until we found a design that fulfilled the usability requirements in an elegant and usable manner. In many ways, she went beyond the call of design work to even help with much of the UX work.

The final version of her designs, as reflected in my Today app, has received email after email of gratitude from happy purchasers, all saying how much they love the design. And if you've ever launched an iOS app, you'll know how hard it is to get positive feedback from spoilt iPhone owners, so the feedback really means a lot! Here are some snippets from emails I have received:

I really love the Today Calendar App. Thanks for your work.

I love what you've done with Today. Elegant and intuitive.

I've really been enjoying Today for the past few days. It's a much faster alternative to iOS's calendar, and beautifully designed to boot.

Firstly i have to say - WOW, prettiest layout EVER!!! :-)

If you're ever looking for a great designer, check out her website for some more examples of her work: lisi.com.au

Chris Hulbert

Thanks for reading! And if you want to get in touch, I'd love to hear from you: chris.hulbert at gmail.