UX/UI Improvements to the Story Development Kit

Updating the UI of Spotlight Stories' own Story Editor tool required learning how to use the Maya animation software. With that knowledge, I created better state shapes/gradients/colors, updated the existing large and small icons for retina vs non-retina displays, and produced prototypes for a new app icon.

Original Icon

The set of prototypes I designed related to the desktop icons for the Story Development Kit apps. Jan Pivanka and I decided that relating the family of app icons to the family of Spotlight Stories would create our own personal GSS brand on the SDK without having to incorporate completely new artwork. From that, I paired Homados, Maya Plugins, MX, Story Editor, and Story Viewer with different representative characters or symbols from each show to form this family of icons.

Homados
Maya Plugins
MX
Story Editor
Story Viewer