Who is Gabriele Cirulli

Gabriele Cirulli is a 29-year-old self-taught UI designer and developer.

Gabriele Cirulli
Gabriele Cirulli

He was born in Italy in 1995. In his early years, he was passionate about technology. At the age of thirteen, Cirulli felt interested in 3D modeling and started coding.

Being graduated from high school in 2013 he started to work as a freelance web developer and decided not to go to university.

Cirulli specializes in making simplistic but intuitive graphical UIs. Starting his journey from a front-end developer to a back-end developer he designed and developed a wide range of web applications.

2048 Game

He is the creator of the 2048 game which was a viral hit in 2014 after being launched on March 9.

Logo of the 2048 game
Logo of the game

The game, created in just one weekend, was written in HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

It is a math puzzle game played on a 4x4 board visually similar to sudoku. But, you don't have to be a math genius to play it.

You just need to swipe to move the numbered tiles in left-right or up-down directions.

When two tiles with the same number touch, they merge into one. The aim is to get to the 2048 block.

You can play the game here.

Working at Impraise

Due to the success of the 2048 game, Cirulli received a few job offers in Italy and abroad.

In 2014 he was appointed as the first designer and front-end developer at Impraise, a start-up founded in 2013 and headquartered in New York. It helps to improve the performance of the employees by frequent and continuous feedback conversations. From 2014 to 2017 he gave his three years of hard work and dedication to design the web interface and also contributed to the iOS and Android app.

Beyond 2048: Other Notable Projects

In addition to "2048" and his work at Impraise, Cirulli has contributed to various other projects, including Bolteri Arredamenti, Budge, and Plantie. "Plantie," a mobile application designed to help users manage their plants, exemplifies Cirulli's commitment to creating practical yet elegant solutions. Similarly, "Budge" empowers users to track their expenses and set budgets based on personalized insights.

Legacy and Impact

Gabriele Cirulli's story is a testament to the transformative power of passion, creativity, and perseverance. Through his innovative creations, he has inspired a new generation of developers and left an indelible mark on the world of gaming and software development.

As Cirulli continues to push the boundaries of technology and design, his legacy serves as a beacon of inspiration for aspiring creators worldwide, reminding us that with vision and determination, anything is possible in the ever-evolving landscape of digital innovation.