Five Questions with Vlad Ches

Who are you and what do you do?

I’m a designer and the founder of Social Republic, LLC. We create fun and engaging web and mobile applications. Check out our fun app to assist the dating community with reviews and ratings of others. It’s kind of like Yelp! for people called Dirty Bubble

How do you bring ideas to life?

Idea -> Concept ->Design -> Working Application.

What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?

Chasing Cool by Noah Kerner. It’s a book about marketing and branding. It communicates how to make yourself stand out from the rest. Even if you are selling the same product as someone else, it discusses how to make it more appealing to others. It talks about how design esthetic is one of the most important things in a product.

What is one piece of advice that you’d like to give?

Keep trying. Keep moving. Create things.

What is one idea that you’re going to bring to life in 2012?

Aktiv, a mobile app this will help people create, organize, join and discover sports activities in their areas.