Bubbles
Builds

express your yes

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express your mess

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express your mess — bubbles

Experience It

express your mess — quark

Hop on the Ride

purple republic

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Ricky for House

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Elemental Healing with Abby

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The Lotus Center

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Heather Sloan Acupuncture

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Drag Queen in the White House

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Prototype: Flit & Land

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Prototype: Psymail

Glyphite

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
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, 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.

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 work for free:

icons

The icons are generously provided by: