Cover Letter

BANJI OYEWOLE

My name is Banji Oyewole. I have submitted apps to Google Play, and worked with like-minded thinkers while at the University of Puget Sound to create a company and build beautiful and functional apps that were really beneficial to the University experience for a lot of people. Similarly, I have had the opportunity to work on really exciting creative projects like graphic design, theatrical productions, and cinema. Working on projects that intersect beauty and function is where I find myself most satisfied. This website surfaces some of the projects I’ve worked on that exist because of an intentional exploration of that intersection.

The Myngo Project

ANDROID DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN

The Myngo Project was my summer in 2016. It was our answer to the question "How would we do food delivery for us?". We were college students who wanted food delivery for our campus. Tacoma hadn't been addressed by any of the big names of food delivery at the time, so we sat down, and designed and developed our own food delivery service.

Not only were we college students, but we were also designers, developers, and business people. At the end of the year, four of us got together and created the brand and the company that would become Honeyfire, LLC and Myngo. We brought in great libraries from Firebase for our push notifications for the driver mobile applications, and Paypal's Braintree to support in app billing with payment cards.

My job was product design, and android design and development. In Fall of my Junior year, we ran Myngo Beta, and completed over 50 orders, and collected valuable data that would shape the product going forward. Myngo was an application built by designers that placed user experience before everythign else, which resulted in an incredible food delivery experience from discovering local restaurants, all the way though checking out and checking your order status.

The HD Project

ANDROID DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN

The HD Project was one of the first things I ever did as a burgeoning developer and designer. It started as a place to share pictures I'd taken and let me to be quickly change my phone wallpaper using pictures I'd taken.

The first iteration looked more like classic instagram with squeomorphic corkboards and textures galore. As I grew as a software developer and a designer I continued to update the application moving images from being embedded in the app to being hosted on this very server.

My most recent update continues to provide access to my favorite pictures and makes it easier than ever to add new content from anywhere. Though a classic idea, its current iteration is a standout in its easy to use, minimalistic, and content centric implementation.

Material Flashlight

ANDROID DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN

Material Flashlight, my second published application on Google Play, was created to fill a gap I saw in flashlight app offerings. The play store was saturated with apps that had an experience that was compromised by thoughtless design, or an obsession with monetization. I wanted an experience that was lightweight, functional and simple in execution.

I ended up with a single button occupying the whole screen, and a Floating Action Button to access other features like strobe, sound reaction and, most recently, camera preview. What sets Material Flashlight apart is not only its advanced features, but also its gorgeous execution.