Dublin Design Studio’s Scriba surpasses €65k Kickstarter goal

12 Aug 2015

Scriba is a device created by Ireland's newest consumer electronics business, Dublin Design Studio

Scriba, a unique stylus developed by Ireland’s newest consumer electronics business, Dublin Design Studio, has surpassed its €65,000 goal on Kickstarter.

With less than 24 hours to spare the Scriba project has raised €66,551 from 438 backers on Kickstarter.

The stylus, designed for creatives, designers and architects to use effortlessly on tablet devices like the iPad, features a flexible and dynamic body and responsive squeeze-motion technology.

Selected as a recent Siliconrepublic.com Boole Start-up of the Week, Dublin Design Studio is aiming Scriba at a niche of 3.5 million professional creatives in Europe and the US. Building credibility in this market will provide the gateway to the estimated 40 million illustrators, artists, hobbyists and mobile workers worldwide who buy a digital stylus every year.

The ‘top-down’ market is the 650 million iPad owners worldwide.

Unprecedented control for creatives


Scriba is the brainchild of architect David Craig, CEO of Dublin Design Studio, and the company is targeting further devices that could have a broad consumer electronics appeal.

The Scriba stylus features highly-responsive squeeze-motion technology that changes how artists interact with mobile devices, giving users unprecedented control when sketching or drawing.

Unlike a button-controlled stylus, Scriba’s squeeze motion can be programmed to provide instant access to a whole range of tablet-based creative software functions without changing settings or having to fumble with options.

“The long-term goal for the growth of the studio is to create a multi-disciplinary team to realise beautifully-designed, technologically-enabled products which we will either develop internally or licence to third parties,” Dublin Design Studio’s CMO Pearse O’Reilly told Siliconrepublic.com last month.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years