Easel: Art Therapy for Everyone


Product Design

Easel is a mobile art therapy application that helps users improve their mental and emotional well-being. According to studies, visual art can be used as a cathartic tool for releasing difficult emotions and improving mental health. It also boosts emotional intelligence by facilitating self-reflection and encouraging users to understand themselves better. Art therapy is conducted in person between a client and a therapist. However, sessions are often expensive, underfunded by the government and difficult to access.

I believe in the value of art therapy and wish more people could reap its benefits, especially those with mental illness who cannot afford it. My solution is to create a free-to-download app that turns art therapy into a form of self-help. Using guided art therapy sessions and integrated drawing tools, users can help themselves anywhere, anytime. Easel is designed to bring art therapy to everyone.


Event Info

The Next Design Grad Show
By York University/Sheridan College

Gladstone Hotel

1214 Queen St. West

Toronto, Ontario

April 11

Industry Night


Opening Night


April 12-13

Public Viewing