Sketchbook → Procreate → Code → Production

I made my Xcode project available on github, go grab it if you are curious to learn more about ARKit!

This experiment with iOS’s ARKit made me realize there’s so much potential for the technology as a medium of artistic expression. The art card idea spawned about four or five additional ideas I’d like to pursue. If only I could find four or five additional days in the week to work on those ideas.

Some of my earliest memories are me drawing on things. My dad was a welder and our yard…


Process | Insights

Now that Cinescope v2 has finally be released 🎊 I thought it would be fun to reflect on the design process. If you’re interested in developer-related things check out the companion article in which I dive into my journey rebuilding the app in Swift.

In 2014 I began collaborating with DP Rachel Morrison to build Cinescope. She was looking to create a camera app that would allow her to quickly scout locations and capture imagery using aspect ratios common to the film industry.

Rachel had a strong vision for the app from the beginning. She wanted a streamlined UX with…


Process | Insights

Now that Cinescope v2 has finally be released 🎊 I thought it would be fun to reflect on the development process. If you’re interested in designer-related things check out the companion article in which I dive into my journey redesigning the app to incorporate all of its new features.

In 2014 I began collaborating with DP Rachel Morrison to build Cinescope. She was looking to create a camera app that would allow her to quickly scout locations and capture imagery using aspect ratios common to the film industry.


Like you, I ❤️Bandcamp. But I wish the service had support for playlists. I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently and I spent some time exploring how this feature might work. Here’s what I came up with…

Since collections and wishlists are both accessed from the profile page it makes sense to surface playlists there too.

The playlist action bar includes a search field and a “new playlist” link. I would like to be able to subscribe to other Bandcamp members’ playlists. The “subscribed playlists” link navigates to a new view to support that functionality.

For each playlist, display…


I primarily use Instagram to discover and appreciate artists, and as a source of creative inspiration. There are so many talented creators posting work on the platform — gdbee, thundervoice_eagle, lauracallaghanillustration, renclopes, locastro, arinze are some of my favorites — but the fact that I can only look at my feed a few times a day, coupled with Instagram’s algorithm ensuring I don’t really know what I’ll see when I open the app, leaves me wondering what I’ve missed out on. So I was stoked when Instagram introduced their post notification feature.

Post notifications are easily enabled by tapping the “…” and choosing the aptly named option.

It seemed like a great solution to my…


Learning something new can be daunting. Don’t try to learn all the things at once.

A few days ago I realized that all five of my Mac desktop spaces were sporting the exact same default background image, and it has been that way for quite some time. Sad. But updating my wallpaper with fresh visuals is down at the bottom of my massive to-do list so I wondered: “Is there was a way to do this automatically?”

A cursory Google search revealed that this problem has been solved in countless ways already. But figuring things out on your own is a great way to sharpen your problem solving and critical thinking skills, and to learn…

Lee Brenner

Product designer, iOS developer, illustrator.

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