Rich Markese - The Creative Bomb

App Design and Development


About Me

My name is Rich Markese and I have been in the App industry for the past 10 years. My roles on projects range from Project Management, UX/UI Design and App Consultation. It is critical for success to have a plan and execute the plan with the right team. I offer individual services of UX/UI and App Consultation working directly with me. I also assemble and manage app development teams with Senior level programmers.

Review some of my projects and my roles related below.

Recent Work

I just completed a 30 page + UX/UI design in early August 2019. These are a few screens created in the process. The biggest challenge with this project was the multitude of features and having the flow stay seamless and elegant for the user. I can share more screens upon request. This project will be available in the app stores in coming weeks.


KLIQUE - Meet People Near You. I worked directly with shareholders and CEO to create a Specifications Document, assembled the development team, project managed the team on a daily basis and led all the UX/UI efforts for Klique. In addition, I helped run marketing campaigns on Instagram and Facebook. Our challenge was to have a ‘swipe and meet’ app but with a different twist than industry leaders Tinder and Bumble. We added a progress bar that earns points for different user actions. As progress bar was filled it resulted in rewards. The progress bar combined with One Time Direct Messages (a unique messaging concept), retention went up along with downloads.


I worked directly with the CEO to define the direction of a rebuild. I assembled the team, project managed and led all UX/UI efforts. Note: The logo is blurred to protect the privacy of the product as it will not be released until late 2019.


These screens below were for projects that were looking for general concepts including UX/UI design consideration and to capture a branded look and feel.

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Past projects

I was Project Manager, Level Designer and UI/UX lead for Jumpin Puppy iOS game. I had a custom modules built to allow flexibility in game play mechanics including velocity, points, timer, power-up levels and world building. Full control to implement fun and catchy game play.


I was Project Manager and led all UI/UX design for Ultimate Bet Pro. This was a challenging project with many features including feeds for professional sports teams (NFL, NBA, NCAA, MLB and NHL). We had live feeds for scores, spreads, weather, injuries and real time play-by-play. We allowed users to input their betting data into the app and displayed results of whether they won or lost and calculated their winnings and losses across all sports. We allowed straight, parlay and confidence input for users.