Do you know who invented the first emoji?
Japanese designer Shigetaka Kurita did!
In 1999, he had to work within a grid measuring 12x12pixels to create a complete set of 176 pictograms.
The word emoji comes from the Japanese 绘("e", picture), 文（"mo", write), and 字("ji",character).
Why not turn screen time into something inventive?
1. Log on to https://www.pixilart.com/ and create your own set of emojis. This is a free software to create your own.
2. Simply start by creating a new layer to your drawing.