I would like to introduce you to Don Lee CEO of Nomad Brush. I was fortunate to have met him through my guest bloggers Rita Flores and Jonathan Grauel. I love his product. I received his brush stylus Nomad Mini and found the stylus is like no other. I especially love the stiffness of the brush, which allows a lot of control, texture and painterly quality to the drawing. I’m going to purchase the Nomad Play for my son with Down syndrome. The larger handle should make it easier for people with disabilities to use. ** Nomad Brush recently is an Award Winner of the 2011 Macworld Eddy Award. **
The summer of 2010 is marked by probably one of the greatest father’s day gifts I’ve received from my wife (and now business partner), my first iPad. Like so many others, I found the iPad to be a great digital sketchbook and canvas, but found that drawing with a finger was awkward. I must have purchased almost all the styluses on the market, but none were designed for digital art creation. Some were too light…others were too short…and none offered a finely balanced tool that worked well, and looked and felt great in my hand. After failing to find a stylus that suited my needs, I decided to design one myself. After approximately 30 different prototypes, I finally came across the perfect combination of materials, craftsmanship and conductivity…the Nomad Brush was born!
Soon after I came up with the final prototype for Nomad Brush, I started manufacturing it in our small shop in Portland, OR and officially launched our business in February. Sometimes, it’s hard to believe that we’ve been in business for less than a year; so much has happened since our initial launch with the original Mil Series Long Tip Brush! We have since developed the Mil Series Short Tip Brush, the Nomad Mini (designed for a smaller touchscreen device such as the iPhone, iPod and Android phones), the Nomad Compose and Nomad Play.
Like our original Mil Series, we’re especially proud that Nomad Compose and Nomad Play are the first of its kind. The Nomad Compose is the first interchangeable, dual-tipped stylus. It is made with precision-milled aluminum handles and features hand-crafted brush tips and the Glide Bevel Tip, a stylus that glides across the touchscreen like a brush. Finally, we just introduced the Nomad Play, the first paintbrush stylus designed and scaled just for kids.
We are really proud of all of our products and our progress as a business, but one of the best parts about this experience has been the connection we’ve been able to forge with the digital art community. We met an amazing number of artists through our sponsorship of iAMDA’s MobileArtCon in October 2011, including your fellow guest bloggers Jonathan Grauel and Rita Flores. We also had a great time meeting David Kassan, a truly gifted artist, when we produced our first demonstration video at The Art Students League of New York.
We truly love art and the creation of art and are thrilled that our product is in the hands of so many artists near and far, young and old, novice and professional. We hope that our products inspire artists to create in their daily lives, wherever and whenever inspiration strikes.