Tom Petty said it best, sometimes waiting is the hardest part. Though I’m pretty sure he wasn’t talking about making prototypes!
The most commonly asked question I get is what’s my favorite part about making pens. And while it’s easy to say my Least favorite (paperwork!), my most favorite is a lot harder to say. I love the design phase where I’m sketching it all out and see what’s aesthetically pleasing. I love the nitty gritty, defining the actual specs of each piece and getting those to fit the design. And I REALLY love seeing it all come to fruition, especially when it turns out as good as I had hoped.
But in designing pens there is the inevitable part of needing to order supplies. Some are less of a priority than others. But the raw material is pretty much a key component. So when I’m anxious to move forward on a new
Kickstarter (Oops!) pen design, seeing this is the hardest part.
As always, thanks again for reading another entry from the GW Pens back room!