As a designer, you have a set of tools that you rely on to help you create. I’m not only the editor of FanBolt and WomensBusinessDaily.com – but I’m also the founder and creative director of Excite Creative Studios. On a daily basis, I have my set of tools that I use to plan out, sign off on, and ultimately create. From Adobe Creative Suite, to my Mac and my PC, down to my planner (which I lovingly refer to as my bible) and my Pilot Pen – these are the tools I can’t live without.
Despite a bachelors and master’s degree in Web Design New Media and Computer Arts New Media and running a creative agency, I keep it old school style. Google Calendar doesn’t work for me, digital to-do lists cause me stress, and when it comes to doodling – as much fun as Adobe Illustrator is – I still prefer to all of the above with pen and paper. There’s something incredibly satisfying to this art school nerd about a pen that has the perfect flow of ink from it – and that’s exactly what Pilot Pens offer. There is nothing quite as de-stressing as doodling with ink streaming from a pen facilitating that creative flow. For all these reasons, a few more – I’ve been a fan of Pilot Pen for years.
Not to get sentimental on you all, but as a LadyBoss is trying climb the ranks and make her mark on an industry, there are certain moments that become ingrained in one’s mind. Moments of joy and success – as well as moments of defeat and picking yourself back up off the ground to start all over again. That cycle is enviable and ultimately fulfilling – as you learn to truly appreciate the journey and all the hard work it takes to bring a product to market. Recently, I pitched an app – and I got funding. While the fact that I will be able to bring my idea to market is still sinking in, the moments of getting to where I currently am with the process are well ingrained in my mind. Late nights of wireframe sketches, jotting down to-do lists for the milestones to accomplish every morning, and ultimately – signing contracts for funding, development, and trademarks – all with a Pilot Pen. Long story short, what may be just a pen to some people – carries history and deep personal meaning with me. This journey is long from over, it’s just getting started – and thanks to team at Pilot Pen – I have a pen in nearly every color to traverse this journey with and make my mark on the tech industry.
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Your Geek Girl,
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pilot Corporation of America (Pilot Pen). The opinions and text are all mine.