My Slack Emoji

Turn your team photos into Slack emoji's

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Jan Klimo
Jan KlimoMaker@janklimo · Lockstep Labs
My Slack Emoji is a fun little service that turns your team photos into custom emoji you can easily upload to your Slack. Once ready, you can use them just like any other emoji in Slack - by typing the respective keyword or finding them in the Emoji menu. For us, it's a fun way of adding an extra personal touch to our Slack. Creating custom emojis for new hires sure is a nice way of welcoming them to the team! I made this after hiring a designer to process images for my team some time ago. If you're clumsy with Photoshop (like me), I hope it makes your life easier :) And if you’re a developer, the app is open-sourced on Github. Handy if you have a similar idea and want to execute fast. Thanks to @jon for hunting this!
Jacob Catalano
Jacob Catalano@jgcatalano · Founder
@janklimo @jon Looks super cool! How are you creating the head cutouts? Manually?
Jan Klimo
Jan KlimoMaker@janklimo · Lockstep Labs
@jgcatalano Hey Jacob! Yes, it's done by a freelance designer I've been working with for a long time now. The good thing is that I can pool orders, so you can order as few as 1 emoji. There's also a human touch to it, so there won't be quirks that might happen if you did it by a face recognition algorithm.
Tom Livesey
Tom LiveseyHiring@tjlivesey · Cofounder and CTO of thriva
@janklimo Nice one Jan!!
Jan Klimo
Jan KlimoMaker@janklimo · Lockstep Labs
@tjlivesey wow, thank you, Tom! Great to hear from you again! 😊
Daniel Kempe
Daniel KempePro@danielkempe · CEO @
We've been waiting for this to happen for a while :-) @bentossell @erictwillis @mubashariqbal @sethlouey
Ben Tossell
Ben Tossell@bentossell ·
@danielkempe @erictwillis @mubashariqbal @sethlouey some of us are lucky enough to have them already!
Daniel Kempe
Daniel KempePro@danielkempe · CEO @
@bentossell @erictwillis @mubashariqbal @sethlouey Yea, only you big shot celebrities haha
Seth Louey
Seth Louey@sethlouey · 🙌 2017 & 2016 Maker of the Year Nominee
@danielkempe @bentossell @erictwillis @mubashariqbal oh man. This makes cutting faces out a whole lot easier. ;)
Vlad Arbatov
Vlad Arbatov@vladzima · Engineering @ Mapbox
We've been doing this by hand for two years. Thanks for the help ;)
orliesaurus@orliesaurus · Lasers handler
Great idea! Emojify the world's population!
Jan Klimo
Jan KlimoMaker@janklimo · Lockstep Labs
@orliesaurus thank you! I like that mission 😄
Sean Atkisson
Sean Atkisson@seanatkisson
Great app! Where can it be found on github? And a silly noob question… Can I use the emoji in other apps like Skype?
Jan Klimo
Jan KlimoMaker@janklimo · Lockstep Labs
@seanatkisson Hey Sean, thank you! It's a Rails app, you can find it here ( I haven't tried with Skype, but as long as it supports custom emoticons, it should be possible, since the emoji are just simple PNG files. Let me know how it goes!