Pennies & Pens
Behind The Ink: What is ISLP?
Dear Pennies & Pens,
ISLP, The InkSpot, LLC is a creative production company and multicultural creative agency based in Dallas.
Founded in 2015 by LoudPen, a multi talented Creative Entrepreneur, we are a proud Black and woman owned business.
Explain that ink: What is ISLP?
We know saying you’re a creative production company and multicultural creative agency sounds super complicated and fancy.
Basically, it means we create and produce our own products as well as working with clients to help them increase their engagement and sales.
So what type of products do we create? And what kind of clients do we work with? Keep reading and scrolling.
Inked by ISLP: Our Books
Dear Pennies & Pens,
We publish books to inspire and empower our readers with informative and entertaining content.
We are the publisher of three books: #MakeUrPenLoud: How To Be A Lifestyle Blogger, The Loudest Pen Ever and The Pen Planner.
#MakeUrPenLoud: How To Be A Lifestyle Blogger
Published in 2015, #MakeUrPenLoud: How To Be A Lifestyle Blogger teaches you how to create content for a lifestyle blog and work with brands.
After 13 years of being a Lifestyle Blogger and working with over 90 brands, our CEO & Author LoudPen inked this book to inspire and empower Pennies & Pens ink the life they’ve always wanted.
The Loudest Pen Ever
Published in 2018, The Loudest Pen Ever is a narrative nonfiction book with original stories and poems about life, love, family, relationships and pop culture.
In The Loudest Pen Ever, our CEO & Author LoudPen talks about what it’s like to be a Black woman and Creative Entrepreneur. This book is filled with heart, soul and plenty of ink to inspire you and make you laugh.
The Pen Planner
Published in 2021, The Pen Planner is a blog and social media workbook that helps you create and plan content. Over the years, we’ve struggled with creating and publishing content consistently so we created The Pen Planner to help streamline and organize our content workflow.
The Pen Planner is designed to help you write captions for social media posts, figure out which hashtags to use, select photos or videos to accompany your post and create an amazing bio for your social media accounts.
Inked by ISLP: Pennies & Pens
Organic. Vegan. Sustainable Clothing
Dear Pennies & Pens,
Pennies & Pens is a collection of organic cotton T-Shirts.
Our T-Shirts are made of 100% Organic cotton, certified by GOTS (Global Textile Standard). Organic Cotton is cotton that is produced and certified to organic agricultural standards.
Why Organic Cotton
Organic Cotton farming does not allow the use of toxic chemicals or GMOs (genetically modified organisms) so it’s better for the planet and your body. Organic Cotton is the softest, most absorbent fiber available. This is why Pennies & Pens T-Shirts are so comfortable!
Why Did We Ink T-Shirts
We inked a collection of T-shirts because we needed something comfortable to wear while in quarantine. We wanted something we could work in, run errands in, sleep in and wear to socially distant or virtual events.
Furthermore, a T-Shirt is a classic wardrobe staple that fits a variety of different body types. The fact is, multicultural consumers are not one size fits all. Multicultural consumers include Black American, African, Latino/a, Asian, LGBTQ+.
Within this group, you can find petite, hourglass, thick, grande y tall, and everything in between. That said, we knew a T-shirt was the best product to launch with because it looks good on all body types, skin tones and hair textures.
Our designs include original quotes inked by our CEO & Designer LoudPen. Inspired by contemporary Black culture and multiculturalism, Penny designs for all people of all genders and colors. Our T-Shirts are available in black with white font and white with black font.
Behind the Ink: Services We Offer
As a multicultural creative agency, we offer styling, photography, branding, public relations, event planning, copywriting and consulting.
We specialize in working with multicultural, vegan and sustainable brands. Our clients include Black owned businesses, woman owned businesses, Latino/a owned businesses, LGBTQ+ businesses, vegan restaurants as well as organic + sustainable brands.
Clients We’ve Worked With
- Michelle Nelson, Author of Little Ruby Does It Big
- Kendra Jones, Jewelry Designer and Owner of K Jones Jewelry
- Amber Anglin, Fashion Designer & Owner of Grown & Grounded
- Edwina Fort, Award Winning Author
- The Newberry Scholarship Foundation
#TeamISLP: Who is LoudPen?
As CEO of ISLP, LoudPen uses many different pens to ink the page. LoudPen is an Author, Fashion Designer, Stylist, Publicist, Content Strategist, Social Media Manager, Lifestyle Blogger, Editor, Photographer and Producer.
What Does LoudPen Do?
On a day to day basis, Penny is responsible for managing the day to day operations of ISLP.
This includes processing and fulfilling customer orders, marketing ISLP on social media, designing new T-Shirts for the Pennies & Pens collection, shooting and editing photos, writing and publishing blog posts or books, creating email newsletters, designing flyers and business cards, as well as updating and maintaining ISLP’s e-commerce website.
Penny also manages all client projects which includes copywriting, social media management, content strategy, content planning, public relations, shooting and editing photos as well as styling photoshoots.
LoudPen specializes in copywriting, blogging, content planning, content strategy, content creation, social media marketing and management, public relations, fashion design, styling, photography, and content production.
Simply put, LoudPen aka Penny Newberry is always inking the page.
Why We Ink The Page: Our Why
Dear Pennies & Pens,
First and foremost, I ink the page for my family. As a third generation Black American Entrepreneur, my family inspired me to start a business. My grandfather was a successful entrepreneur and Farmer with over 100 acres of land and my father has had his own business for the past 38 years. Additionally, my Aunt owned a hair salon for years and my cousin and BFF has his own business.
I believe that entrepreneurship is the best way for Black Americans to achieve wealth because we can create our own products or provide services to the community. This helps us create our own consistent income stream that is not limited to what someone thinks we should make. Therefore, while racism can affect a Black owned business, it can still thrive in spite of these challenges.
Everyday, my family encourages me by supporting me and my business. My family purchases my products, engages on social media and checks in via phone and text to see how I’m doing. They keep me grounded during these questionable times that have made having a business even more difficult.
Furthermore, I ink the page for my nieces and nephews. I want to show them that they can ink the life they’ve always wanted by having their own business. I want them to know that they are powerful and strong without any limitations.
Lastly, I ink the page to inspire and empower multicultural people (Black American, African, Latino/a, Asian, LGBTQ+) to ink the life they’ve always wanted. I want people who don’t even know me to feel inspired by my work and empowered to create their own unique brand and business.