While I was in engineering school, I challenged myself to design an everyday object that I would be able to fabricate myself. I decided to make a metal compact every day carry pen. After multiple iterations on the design and having fabricated several of these pens myself I decided to manufacture a run of these pens locally in Massachusetts and launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. The Kickstarter campaign was successful and I sold over 2000 pens. I reinvested the money from the campaign to scale to 7 different materials and finishes, allowing me to provide a diverse set of aesthetics and weights. The project lives on as Schon DSGN, a brand created to represent products I design and produce. The pens can be found online or in a number of retailers domestically and abroad.