• Logo & Branding
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  • Custom Illustration
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  • Mobile UI & UX Design
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  • User Interaction
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  • Mobile Development
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  • Web Design & Development

An app to satisfy an international sweet tooth, Qandypal pairs candy enthusiasts from around the world with each other, turning the pen pal idea into something much sweeter. With a potentially very wide audience, we wanted to make sure this project could appeal to the masses.

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Logo & Branding

Because Pixel District’s style is normally more simple and elegant, Qandypal allowed us to create something bold and different. We wanted everything on the screen to make users feel like they were in a candy store.

Quicksand Regular

Quicksand Bold

Lato Regular

Brand Fonts

We kept things simple and playful, utilizing only one font in two styles to solidify the connection between the font style and the app.





Brand Colors

Qandypal needed a fun and exciting color scheme that evoked memories of traditional candy wrappers, but didn't seem contrived or too childish. We chose colors that were youthful yet bold for an aesthetic that would appeal to a wide audience.


This logo came together right in the beginning as a quick sketch from hand-drawn mockups. We worked on some other concepts that were a bit more cerebral but just kept coming back to this simple idea of combining the location icon and a piece of wrapped candy.

Custom Iconography

A huge highlight of this project was getting to create some of our own vector graphics.

UX, UI, & User Interaction

The user experience research for this app was fun because we got to talk to so many different types of people—from children and millennials to tech enthusiasts and military veterans. Given the app’s broad audience, we were able to explore a variety of colors and shapes that would speak to every gender, age, and personality. This design needed to be fun and unique, with intuitive functionality.

Interactions & Prototyping

This type of product really opens itself up to animations and fun interactions, so they're prevalent throughout the app.

Website Design & Development

The site is a single page, serving as a touchpoint to spark a user's interest in downloading the app. We used all the same elements from the mobile application and included a variety of CSS3 animations to enhance the web experience.

Qandypal Conclusion

This project was a blast from start to finish, and we love continuing to hear about the growing community. We love working on projects that bring people together from all over, and Qandypal allowed us to be a part of that, while also allowing us to get creative with a brand new concept.

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