Everyone is creative.

Hi! We’re Alex and Kylie, two Product Design Engineers fresh out of Stanford University. We’re super passionate about understanding people + making things.

We believe that everyone is creative, but the thing is, not everyone feels that way. When we first embarked on our journey, we interviewed a lot of people--again and again we heard: no matter how old you are, creative exploration can be intimidating

And so, we made it our mission to show kids (and adults) that it’s not so scary to explore. By providing an experience of guided mastery, we want to show them that they can create awesome things, as long as they’re willing to give it a try.

After a whirlwind of brainstorming, prototyping, testing , and iterating, we brought sketchmi to the world by running a Kickstarter campaign. After successful funding, we are currently in the thick of fulfilling our first manufacturing run.

The name sketchmi actually comes from sketch + てみる (te-mi-ru), which in Japanese means "to try".