With Vellum,I set out to create a fresh concept in an stale genre. Wallpaper apps today, with the exception of a few, feel generic, misguided, and an overwhelming quantity-over-quality focus. Along with new features not found in other apps and utilizing creative sources, we launched January 2017.
Today, the app continues to grow with our Daily Wallpaper and new packs being added regularly. With over 2.5 million downloads, numerous features by Apple, and over 20 thousand five-star reviews, Vellum has solidified its place as the go-to wallpaper app.
I wanted to create an iPhone editing app using textures that I had created for my personal/commercial photography. Working with a small team, we built and launched Mextures for the iPhone in May of 2013. The iPad version launched a year later. We ended up winning an app of the year from Apple.
Included are over 150 analog light leaks, hand-made artifacts, elemental textures, and dusty vintage film scans. We built the interface so you could stack an infinite number of textures onto your image as well as photo adjustments with our own custom film presets. And the feature we’re most proud of - we built the first filter sharing platform where our users could share their edits with other photographers via the app.
Today we maintain an extremely active community, a free-to-use stock photo website - The Mextures Collective, and a suite of textures for Photoshop, with a new app coming soon.