Growing up, in the summers of my backyard, my mother would catch butterflies and framed them. Although her collection wasn't a lot, both of us found an appreciation for the insect simply because of their beauty.
"Papillon" means "butterfly" in French. I wanted to capture the simple beauty of butterflies with a minimal yet colorful app that looks and feels good to use. I hope that this app can be a hub for those who appreciate butterflies the same way that I do.
APP SKETCH IDEAS
Rounded edges were important!
They bring in consistency with the roundness of butterfly wings.
WHAT IS PAPILLON?
All of these wireframes were made in Adobe Illustrator.
A specific color palette and two typefaces were chosen to create a professional yet modern interface. The main goal was to make sure that the unique characteristics of the butterflies will shine through. The Peacock butterfly is a wonderful example of how its rainbow-like colors pops overall on the interface.
MOTIVATIONS FOR PAPILLON
This was an ambitious project that I've finished in 4 days. Do you ever get so inspired that you just have to make something? That's what I felt while I was designing Papillon.
I knew that I wanted to make something that will showcase the understated beauty of butterflies. That's why I've illustrated each butterfly with as many details without simplifying them too much. Real life photos were avoided in the butterfly index to invite those who may not stomach them so easily.
A lot of my friends are deathly afraid of butterflies, but these illustrations will ease their fears and makes the app more inviting.