For the past year now I’ve been working closely with CapiraTech, a company that provides access, knowledge and understanding through technology to public libraries. Their applications offer a personal look and feel, and even better, that patron-first experience. I met Mike Berse, one of CapiraTech’s founding members, in a previous job and was ecstatic when he came to me with the opportunity to work together again. He’s not only a genius (he was the company’s IT Director where I was the Senior Designer), but had the same drive as I to make it out on his own. I believed in his company’s vision of making technology not only more accessible for public libraries, but also completely customizable.

And that’s where I come in. Not having much experience with mobile design, I read through countless online tutorials and documents explaining industry standards, do’s and don’ts, and criteria. Mike also was a huge help in getting my initial designs off the ground. One of CapiraTech’s strongest selling points is that they allow each library to choose their design — which means I often present 2-3 initial designs and work until we all have a finalized concept.

Customizable aspects of these apps include:

  • Color scheme
  • Menu options
  • Icon design
  • Layout
  • Background designs

The first app I designed (White Plains Public Library) went off without a hitch, and we haven’t looked back since! CapiraTech is growing in leaps and bounds and I’m excited for the new opportunities it brings my way.

White Plains Public Library
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Boone County Public Library
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Middle Country Public Library
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Media Source Inc
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Somerset County Library System
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