About Sketchers United

We made Sony Sketch. Now we make something better.

Mission

We build this website, and its associated mobile apps, to serve young aspiring artists and amateurs who seek a friendly and non-competitive environment in which to thrive and grow. We want to achieve this by working closely with the the people who make up the community.

The Team

Sketchers United was founded by former members of the team that made Sony Sketch.

Background

Sony Sketch was a popular drawing app and community on Google Play and App Store. It was downloaded tens of millions of times, had great reviews, and was selected as "Editor's Choice" by the Google Play team. Nevertheless Sony decided to close the project and dismiss everyone in the team. In the summer of 2019, with everyone in the team gone and shutdown looming, the Sketch community grew steadily and reached almost 200,000 shared sketches per day.

In October 2019, the Sketch online services were shut down and the app was removed from the stores. In response we launched a simple website. It had only one feature - you could create an account. 24,000 users signed up. They did so in hope of finding a new home. Our mission is to give them that - and more.

Read more about the background story The nine lives of Sony Sketch