I used the logo's colours as a starting point for the initial colour scheme. To compliment the blend of digital and traditional messaging, I went for speech bubbles and fonts with a hand written quality for the for the default page style.
As the app focuses a lot on people's individual interests, I thought: what if users could tailor their messaging experience to their interests as well?
The idea is that a selection of themes are available that, once selected, would give users a theme related colour scheme, buttons and message animation. For example, the nature themed panel here would have each massage reply appear as a leaf falling, before opening up with the message bar.
Time taken: 10 hours.