Virtual Piggy Hires Award-Winning Mobile Design Director

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Virtual Piggy Hires Award-Winning Mobile Design Director

Chief mobile designer for Vodafone, RBS and Ubuntu to lead Virtual Piggy's Mobile Consumer Experience Team

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Virtual Piggy, Inc. (OTCBB: VPIG), an innovator in safe youth payments, has today appointed Ivo Weevers as Creative Director Mobile Design, to lead and manage the mobile consumer experience team.

Mr. Weevers is an accomplished design leader with 15 years of experience in creating highly successful mobile, web, device, and desktop products across multiple platforms. He has directed design work and lead international design teams in the telecom, device, social media, banking, travel, entertainment, medical, and car industries.

Recently, Ivo headed up the design team for the Ubuntu operating system, where he directed the design of the full portfolio, including phones, tablets, desktops, apps, cloud services, and the brand. Before that, he led mobile design for RBS - one of the major UK international banks. Recent work has been described as "setting new grounds, unique and beautiful" by press such as the Wall Street Journal and Businessweek, as well as being featured in FastCompany.

His design work has received multiple awards including the Cannes Gold Mobile Lion and the BIMA innovation award for a new mobile payments solution. Ivo writes and speaks frequently on a variety of design topics. His work is published in the book Mobile Design Patterns.

"When I was a teenager, I saved money to buy my first CD and my parents allowed me to learn my first steps in managing money. With kids and teens moving into the digital world at a rapid pace, looking after their digital payments is becoming an essential need for both themselves and their parents," said Mr. Weevers. "I believe Virtual Piggy enables this to happen in a safe and responsible way and I'm thrilled to join their excellent team."

"No one uses the mobile internet more than a teenager," said Virtual Piggy CEO and Founder, Dr. Jo Webber. "At Virtual Piggy, our goal is to be the global smartphone wallet for youth. At the heart of this unique strategy is an engaging and secure mobile technology. I am very excited to have Ivo and his creative vision for mobile on board to help us over-deliver on this strategy."

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About Virtual Piggy, Inc.

Virtual Piggy, Inc. is the first e-commerce solution that enables kids to manage and spend money within parental controls. It enables parents to teach financial management through the use of a secure family wallet that is available online or via mobile and is always 100% free to use. The technology company delivers online security platforms designed for the Under 18 age group in the global online market, and also enables online businesses the ability to function in a manner consistent with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") and similar international children's privacy laws. The company is based in Hermosa Beach, CA and on the Web at:

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