Kelli Anderson: Tinybop’s Human Body app

For the month of August, a series of guest posters will be filling in on DWL with daily posts. Today’s posts come to you from designer and illustrator Karen Kurycki of CMYKaren. For more from Karen, be sure to check out Absurd Overheard and follow her on Twitter. Enjoy!

I’m sure a lot of you are familiar with Kelli Anderson’s work. She continually produces thought-provoking, smart design projects, like her paper record player wedding invitation or her Book Covers ReImagined in Paper collaboration with Maria Popova. But her most recent project Tinybop’s Human Body app kind of blew my mind when I came across a screenshot of it on Dribbble last week and then read about it on her blog. Anderson worked with friends who own Tinybop, a company that creates systems-thinking apps for children, to produce over 200 illustrations of parts of the human body—bones, nerves, teeth, guts, even chewed-up food—to show the digestion process.

In addition to the required drawings, she also worked on an unsolicited, secret side project for Tinybop—an unglossy stop-motion app video she made out of paper, glue, and other articles originating from her desk drawer. What she ended up producing is so inspiring and creative that you need to watch the video to see for yourself. To read more about Kelli’s process and the Human Body app, visit her blog post where she describes her process.




Karen Kurycki
Karen Kurycki
Articles: 4