SketchPAN: World without Words

sketchpan.gifHow do you express yourself online? Words, photos, clips, or paintings? It's been difficult for some of us to draw online, but now with SketchPAN, life will be easier. This website, originally in Korean, started in February 2008. English service is provided since August, and attracting users from the US, Japan, China, Vietnam, Brazil and many more. In the “world without words”, language is no longer a barrier for people around the globe. Users can not only create, respond and interact with others via drawings, but also learn how to draw with its recording function. We get a chance to talk to Bora Lee, Global Marketing Strategist of SketchPAN.

What is SketchPan?

With SketchPAN, we provide a platform and intuitive tools allowing users to create countless and unique contents distinctive from other texts, photos, and videos.

Our tools for drawing, animation and relay drawing help users to transcend the border of their imagination. Users will also meet new multi-playing drawing games soon.

Furthermore, our website enables people around the globe to share and communicate through their own visual creations with our unique social network service.

What's the motivation to start SketchPan at the beginning?

Yu Kim, the CEO and founder of SketchPAN felt empathy seeing great works of talented students becoming just one of school projects. He wanted to create a platform to help them express their creativity freely on the web, and share those works with friends around the world.

What are creative ways of using this service?

SketchPAN, “pan” meaning a board in Korean, provides following services: DrawingPAN, AnimationPAN, TogetherPAN, and ShopPAN. DrawingPAN records and replays drawing process. AnimationPAN lets users to create flipbook like animations easily. TogetherPAN allows collaboration artwork. ShopPAN provides pre-made background images. Finally, MyPAN is a personal page where users can keep track of friends’ works and image comments.


A demo or DrawingPAN

Did you have any unexpected experiences and applications from users?

Our initial target for the service was artists or people who were interested in art; however, during our testing, we saw kids and parents showing enormous interest in our service. Even now, a large percent of SketchPAN users are kids, who continuously create many unique and fun contents.


A demo of AnimationPAN

New and creative ways always exist. Educators, children, parents, students and many others are all expected to benefit from SketchPAN, but there are more possibilities. Welcome to move your mouse and start your private online drawing class today.

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