Bubbles Sandcastle has a BSE in Computer Science from the University of Michigan. They formerly worked in Big Tech and left that world due to its poor work-life balance and general lack of social consciousness.
After leaving Amazon.com, Bubbles explored the startup scene and eventually founded one of their own, Clover Labs. There, they built a web-based game-making platform and used it to launch Blackjack Genius, an Android game that held a top-20 spot in the Play Store for over a year.
Bubbles ended their time in Silicon Valley working for Iodine.com, a health-tech startup focused on crowdsourcing medication information and helping people with depression find the right medication faster. This was a step in the right direction, yet something still felt off.
Having hip-hop danced their way out of depression, Bubbles decided to take a break from tech and explore the arts. They joined Petals Sandcastle at the tail-end of Lampshade Cafe and years later co-founded Express Your Yes Foundation to amplify marginalized voices and advocate for art as healing.
Now, Bubbles co-runs Express Your Yes Foundation, produces music, soaks in the sun, writes, experiments with sustainable living practices, dabbles in graphic design, and builds websites & apps for creatives, healers, nonprofits, and other arts-centered, socially responsible and environmentally conscious agents.
A Trillion Thanks!
friends & family
My work and I are not possible without my loving family, including my partner Petals, my mom Priscilla, my brother Rameen, my sister Alyana, and some awesome friends who helped me brainstorm and test: Koki, T, and Abby.
The gorgeous backgrounds on this site are shaders from creators on Shadertoy.com. Huge thanks to their painstaking work developing the equations that make these stunning pieces of art. It still blows my mind that they’re made with only math and sometimes some images of just “noise”. So grateful the following talented humans have offered their work for free:
Anyone who knows me, knows I obsess over fonts. They can make or break a design and I spent several hours picking and re-picking fonts for this site. Many thanks to the following designers (and Google Fonts) who offer their impeccable work for free: