25.08.16 by Jeff

Pattern — The Simple Drawing App Every Designer Has Been Waiting For


Pattern is a fantastic little iPad app (available in the App Store as of today) created by former Facebook product designer Andy Chung, specifically for the purpose of ideation and early stage design. Its simple tools and charming interface feel equal parts whiteboard and grid paper.

I love this app! You can see in the video clip below just how beautifully considered it is. Everything feels natural and intuitive, and it makes creating with the Apple Pencil and gestures fast and fun. A web layout with notes scrawled over it, literally takes seconds.



Andy has given us 5 promo codes to download Pattern for free! We’ll hook up the first 3 people who leave a comment here telling us what crazy thing you hope it will help you design.

At the end of the day we’ll also pick 2 more people from all the comments to also receive the promo codes (I may pick the funniest two answers, just saying).

Hit the button below and scroll to the bottom of this post to leave a comment! There’s a few more images of the app down there as well.












Pattern App Website

Pattern on App Store


Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • Filip Cernak

    this looks great!

    • if you follow the instructions i can give you something…

      • Filip Cernak

        I would love to wireframe a new website for myself. Also, so much opportunities for design inspiration. :)

      • you’ve got mail!

      • Matthew Mikulice

        Jeff, you are awesome! This website gives so many opportunities for artists and creatives. I’m glad I stumbled onto this site a few years back. I’ve visited it everyday since.

  • Nisha Rocamora

    I’ll design all the things! No, but seriously, the possibilities are endless. Very cool app!

    • check your inbox for a promo code!

  • Elvin van Dalen

    Looks great for web design sketches!

    • check your inbox!

  • murry_pp


  • Chris Brown

    looks like an app i would find genuinly useful in my workflow…..now just need to get an iPad pro too…..

  • OK We’ve given out the first 3 app codes – tonight we’ll pick two other people to receive the free app code from the comments below!

  • Jeremy

    i could uuuuuuuse this

    • Levi

      Check your inbox Jeremy!

      • Jeremy

        Yeooooo. Nice. Thanks!

  • Bahr

    Finally a use for my ipad other than Outrageously Expensive Coaster!

    • Levi

      Check your inbox!

  • Oscar M Manterfield

    Did I mention how much I love booooooom.com ? Yep I sure did :)

  • Is it known that it’s crashing under iOS 10 beta 7? I can’t open it at all. Or maybe it’s a different problem, if you need more info to debug, hit me up. Excited to try it out!

    • Andy Chung

      The iOS 10 beta issue is a known problem, it’ll be fixed before it comes out!

  • Levi

    All promo codes have been given away!

  • Virginie ALEZRA

    possibilities are endless! this looks soooo cool I need it!

  • Really love it! Great
    work.Awesome design inspiration.

23.06.17 by Jeff

5 Questions You Must Answer (or die)

This is our weekly discussion post where I ask 5 questions and you answer them (I answer them too). If you missed them, the previous 5 Questions posts are HEREHEREHERE and HERE.


The Questions

1- What’s your favourite piece of useless trivia?

2- What’s a bargain bin movie that’s actually really good?

3- How many times do you think you’ve stolen something in your life?

4- Describe your favourite procrastination technique.

5- What’s a unique question that I can use for a future 5 Questions post?



23.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Luke Ramsey

Loving these paintings from “Out In It” by Luke Ramsey, which is just coming down at Madrona Gallery, part of his artist residency in Victoria, BC. This is what summer feels like here. Have a look at more from the series as well as a couple murals below!

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23.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Luis Garcia aka OOGLIOO

Loving these weird drawings by San Diego-based artist Luis Garcia aka OOGLIOO. Have a look at a couple more below!

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22.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Gareth Cadwallader

A selection of paintings by British artist Gareth Cadwallader (another great find from Supersonic). More images below.

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22.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Steve Chmilar

Paintings by Canadian artist (and musician) Steve Chmilar, born in Grand Prairie, Alberta and now living in Toronto, Ontario. His upcoming show “Wrong Century” starts June 23rd at 7pm at Hashtag Gallery (Toronto). More images below.

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