Bubbles
Builds

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express your yes

portfolio screenshot of expressyouryes.com
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express your mess

portfolio screenshot of the immersive version of expressyourmess.com
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express your mess — bubbles

portfolio screenshot of an early version of expressyourmess.com with bubbles

express your mess — quark

portfolio screenshot of the immersive storytelling version of expressyourmess.com
Hop on the Ride

purple republic

portfolio screenshot of purplerepublic.com, the first iteration of our nonprofit
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Ricky for House

portfolio screenshot of rickyforhouse.com
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Elemental Healing with Abby

portfolio screenshot of the Elemental Healing with Abby website
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The Lotus Center

portfolio screenshot of the The Lotus Center website
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Heather Sloan Acupuncture

portfolio screenshot of the Heather Sloan Acupuncture website
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Drag Queen in the White House

portfolio screenshot of dragqueeninthewhitehouse.com
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Prototype: Flit & Land

portfolio screenshot of the Flit & Land website
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Prototype: Psymail

portfolio screenshot of the inbox view of Psymail, an iOS email app prototype
portfolio screenshot of the drawer view of Psymail, an iOS email app prototype
portfolio screenshot of the message view of Psymail, an iOS email app prototype

Glyphite

portfolio screenshot of the Glyphite font-building web-app

Blackjack Genius

portfolio screenshot of the casino table in Blackjack Genius
portfolio screenshot of a genius suggestion in Blackjack Genius
portfolio screenshot of the betting interface in Blackjack Genius

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The Nuts & Bolts of
Bubbles Builds

Highlighted below are the technologies and experience used to create Bubbles Builds.

Javascript

HTML / JSX / Pug

CSS

Coffeescript

Objective-C

Swift

Java

Ruby

PHP

C/C++

Haxe

React

TailwindCSS

Styled Components

Redux

Next.js

SwiftUI

SASS

Node.js

React Native

Apple Core Data

Apple Core ML

Express

AngularJS

Ruby on Rails

Square Payments

Git

Webpack

Atom

Wix

Xcode

VSCode

AWS S3

AWS CloudFront

iOS

Android

AWS Lambda

Vercel

Express Your Yes Foundation

Express Your Mess

Crendo Creations

Amazon.com

Iodine.com

Third & Loom

BSE Computer Science, University of Michigan

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The Inspiration for
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The Sound of Bubbles

Who is Bubbles?

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, Crendo Creations. 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.

shaders

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:

fonts

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 fonts for free:

icons

The icons are generously provided by:

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