Our mission

The decline of mental health is largely due to the loss of communication between brain cells. Scribble Journey focuses on art making and journaling to stimulate parts of the brain and form new connections between cells. Each activity is designed to help the brain discover shiny new insights that can smooth the path of your mental health journey. Through this process, people have the ability to improve their self esteem, experience more positive thinking, de-stress, and enhance their overall mental health.

Our story

College was an extremely stressful time for Stephanie as she was constantly searching for healthy outlets to release the stress of classes, organizations and work. She began to journal in the mornings to kickstart her day and doodle in the evenings as a way to unwind. As her last year of college at the Ohio State University approached, she began to think of topics for her visual communication design senior thesis and decided to look into the world of art therapy. Stephanie filtered through psychology websites and case studies, sent out surveys to learn how people participate in art making and journaling, conducted focus groups and interviewed art therapists. After weeks of research, Scribble was born. 

Initially designed as an app for her thesis, people would approach her and ask when she would make Scribble a reality. Stephanie realized the demand and interest for Scribble and decided to put Scribble’s activities into the world. Without the knowledge of developing an app, she created Scribble in the form of physical activity cards. Upon success on Etsy and Uncommon Goods, she wanted to see Scribble back in its original form, an app. Luckily, her husband, Greg, had just completed a 15 week developer bootcamp and was now equipped with the skills to build Scribble Journey for the App Store. After months and months of outlining new activities, creating illustrations, drafting emails and writing code, Stephanie and Greg are eager to put Scribble Journey in the hands of others.

How Scribble Journey works

Filter by the emotion you want to focus on and choose an activity.
Gather your drawing tools, take a deep breath and start creating.
Follow the step-by-step drawing instructions.
Follow the guided journaling prompts to reflect on what you drew and the emotions it evoked.
Take a photo of your drawing to store it together with your journals.
View, edit and reflect on your past entries.
Download these screenshots and more from our press kit here.

How the Scribble Cards work

The process is simple. Choose an emotion to focus on (anxiety, any emotion, confidence, focus, gratitude, happiness), and pick the activity that sounds the most beneficial for your current state of mind. Then, let Scribble lead you through a series of activities involving drawing and journaling in your own personal notebook. Each of the 19 activities are designed to help your brain discover shiny, new insights that can smooth the path of your mental health journey.

Download photos of our Etsy cards and more from our press kit here.

On the team

Stephanie Hubbard

Meet Stephanie, an alumnus from The Ohio State University's visual communication design program, a full-time UX/UI designer, and the creator of Scribble. On a more personal note, she has a geeky love for architecture, baking, and dogs. Stephanie became a designer to use her creative brain to solve problems that exist in communities and the world. Through her design program, summer internships, and full-time creative jobs, her knowledge of design and devotion to creativity has broadened. She now looks for opportunities that will not only expand on her own experience but will make an impact. She believes Scribble is one of those opportunities. Stephanie sees Scribble impacting communities by helping people become more in tune with their own emotions and therefore having more empathy for others.
Greg Hubbard

Meet Greg, an alumnus from The Ohio State University, software engineer, and the person behind all things tech at Scribble Journey. In between competing in rec sports and video games, he’s always asking questions about how the world works and trying to understand it. Greg became a software engineer after his curiosity led him to investigate what was happening under the hood of applications. Working in the healthcare field has allowed him to combine his passions for technologies and helping others. Scribble Journey is an extension of those passions by using software to affect others' mental well-being positively. Greg is excited when he hears that Scribble Journey is helping users articulate their emotions through illustrations and words.


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