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 fiancé, Greg, had just completed a 15 week developer bootcamp and was now equipped with the skills to build Scribble 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 in the hands of others.