Who We Are and What We Do

We love art and creating art.  Our company is a testament to this love and our dedication to finding innovative ways to help you create in your daily life, whether you’re an artist by training, a doodler by nature or picking up an iPad for the very first time. We believe that the tools you use directly impact what you create.  We aim to develop revolutionary products for the professional digital artist, as well as making digital art creation accessible, fun and intuitive for the novice.


A Word from the Creator of Nomad Brush, Don Lee

I am an architect and an artist. I graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a Bachelors of Fine Arts and a Bachelors of Architecture in 1994.  I was practicing architecture in New York City for 16 years, when in early 2010, our family decided to move to Portland, Oregon. At that time, I decided to take a much needed sabbatical and spend time with our two year old son. The sabbatical was both a luxury (free from the confines of an office!) and a sacrifice (what, no paycheck?), and during this time off, I began to rediscover one of my first passions – creating art.

Last summer my wife gave me the first generation iPad for Father’s Day.  I immediately found the iPad to be a great digital sketchbook and canvas for painting.  It was portable and I didn’t need to carry around a sketch pad, paints or chalks.  However, I found that drawing with my finger was awkward – there was too much friction and it didn’t feel natural.

Thus began my journey to find the perfect stylus for drawing, sketching and painting. I scoured the internet for different styluses and after trying out almost all of them, I failed to find one that suited my needs.  So, after hundreds of hours tinkering in the shop and researching, I invented the Nomad Brush. I think it’s the perfect tool for painting, drawing and sketching on the iPad. The reviewers agree, and I hope you do as well.