About Us

I’m John, and I’m the Principal here at Schooled by Paper.

I’ve been a professional actor, artist, director, writer, and educator, but in 2017 I decided to try something new. I wanted to encourage expression and creativity in ways I hadn’t seen before.

That same year, I’d seen paper used for the first time in the fashion bag industry. But no one was doing what seemed obvious to me: inviting people to mark on its surface! So I developed a product and started a community to encourage people everywhere to do exactly that– the result being the Classic DrawBag backpack.

Many incredibly talented and generous artists around the world began using it, and many of these quickly became brand collaborators. In the Spring of 2019, some exciting new designs were released thanks to this.

Check out how others around the world are getting creative with The DrawBag on Instagram and Facebook. And feel free to connect and share how YOU use yours, too!

Looking forward to your imagination,