About Andrew Draper
Andrew’s been a designer for more than 14 years, a developer for almost as long and self-employed for 10. Having always enjoyed building, starting with an awesome lego collection as a child it was a natural transition to coding and building websites and services.
Before the startup bug caught hold he worked at a design agency, cutting his teeth during the first dot-com bubble. In the time since he has run his own web design company and started a number of web/SaaS services, including Manpacks, a subscription service for men’s underwear, shirts, socks and other essentials and has just launched a new service for designers and non-designers alike called Scratchpad.
Scratchpad lets you clip and collect your favorite UI elements from around the web for use while mocking up your ideas solving a very real problem for designers and non-designers alike.
For designers it allows them to quickly put together ‘mood boards’ to get approval on colour schemes, typeface selection, styles and other design elements before getting too far along in the design process.
For non-designers it lets them to communicate with designers in their own language. Often they know what they like, have a vision of what it should be but have difficulty explaining these ideas. By using collecting UI elements from website they like and arranging them together they can make a quick visual mockup to give the designer inspiration and direction.The Ken Cook 2012 Reuter's Top Ten Small Business Expert on Twitter, thanks. I provide WordPress and web hosting and all types of web platform development since 1995.