The Doodle Press Story

In a family with two artists, two kids, and lots of markers, doodling was definitely a thing. It is delightful. Everywhere you look, there is some new discovery happening, ideas being made real, and just plain old fun. Of course, it doesn't take long for things to pile up, so we needed a way to capture all the gems so that the beauty of that moment wouldn't be lost. Naturally, we went digital, which was great. For a while. We snapped pictures, confident that we would be able to find that darling picture again whenever we wanted. Well, as you can imagine, twenty thousand pictures later, that darling doodle was nested somewhere between vacation photos and snapshots of particularly well-curated lunch plates, never to be seen again.

That's when it happened. One morning, one of our children taped a drawing to their shirt and proudly modeled it for the family. Needless to say, we were impressed. They made their first T-shirt. I would like to say that the idea for Doodle Press struck me like a bolt at that moment, but the truth is it was more of a slow burn. Over several weeks, the realization that we had all the expertise needed to create a way to get those amazing sketches out of the cloud and put them out there in the world became clear. It also became clear that there was a lot of excellent doodling going on out there and we wondered if we could find a way to help people share it.

That is when we decided to create Doodle Press. Doodle Press is an online gallery and platform where we showcase the work of artists (that means you too!) that we find to be interesting, playful, funny, or otherwise just generally cool. Leveraging our expertise in digital arts and printmaking, we translate these doodles into digital files that can be printed on high-quality, sustainably managed apparel and other products that can be shared with the world. 

Thank you for going on this adventure with us, and doodle on!