sketchmi is a book-like case that transforms your tablet into a portable, mini-lightbox. Your tablet screen becomes both a source of light and a tracing guide. Check out how it works in our video on the right.
With a variety of sketchlets (nifty drawing activities) and the photo trace function, sketchmi makes it easy for kids to unlock endless creative possibilities.
In a world where electronics are now ubiquitous to daily life, sketchmi provides a connection between the digital world of devices and the analog fun of putting pen to paper.
We still can't believe it. An enormous thank you to our backers, testers, mentors, friends and family, without whom none of this would be possible!
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.
Born + raised: in sunny Singapore!
Fun fact: My first experience taking art was in the bomb shelter in the basement of a community centre.
Free time? When Alex + I aren’t working our butts off to make sketchmi a reality, I enjoy trying to sketch, social dance, writing poetry, + traveling.
Born + raised: in New York
Fun fact: When I was 10, I was so upset with one of my drawings that I hid it + threw it in the fireplace when everyone was asleep.
Free time? When I'm not hard at work, I can be found skating around, ukulele-ing, studying Japanese, or eating delicious food.