CEO of ISLP, The InkSpot, LLC

Let's start with the business bio first. LoudPen is a Creative Entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience.

As CEO of ISLP, The InkSpot, LLC LoudPen uses many different pens to ink the page. LoudPen is a Lifestyle Blogger, Writer, Poet, Editor, Author, Photographer, Fashion Designer, Songwriter, Content Producer, Stylist and Creative Director.

On a day to day basis, LoudPen is usually writing books, blog posts, designing T-Shirts, processing customer orders, producing original content, as well as shooting then editing photos and video. Simply put, LoudPen aka Penny Newberry is always inking the page.

Now let's have some fun. It’s almost impossible to determine when LoudPen’s inktastic journey began. Growing up in the suburbs of Cincinnati, Penny was inkin the page before she ever became LoudPen.

As a child and teenager, Penny never shared her ink with anyone. It wasn’t until she was in college at Hampton University that she inked her brand name, LoudPen. The name LoudPen comes from the fact that Penny talks loud and likes pens. 

LoudPen is a Creative Entrepreneur and CEO of ISLP

After graduating from Hampton University with a BA in English, LoudPen did what pretty much every creative does: which is -- move to NYC. While in NYC, Penny grew up and tasted the first ink of struggle.

With $1200 rent in a fourth floor walkup, Penny didn’t have many pennies. She did however have a ton of jobs all of which she worked just to pay bills. 

Her side ink - blogging - proved to be her true love. In 2010, Penny got her first big break after attending New York Fashion Week.

Penny was invited to attend and cover Art Week in Tashkent, Uzbekistan by The Fund Forum of Arts & Culture Uzbekistan. After returning to NYC, Penny started a now defunct agency and started working with clients to provide marketing and PR.

LoudPen is a Creative Entrepreneur and CEO of ISLP

But after five years in NYC, Penny was tired of having no ink for her page. Penny’s bills were so high that there was never -- literally NEVER any pennies left to invest in her business.

So Penny took her ink to Houston, Texas in 2013. But since it takes 30 minutes to get everywhere and isn’t ink-pretty, Penny moved to Dallas in 2015. 

Dallas has everything Penny was looking for - an affordable cost of living, delicious Vegan food, two major airports, cool people, original art and so much more. Since touching down in Dallas, Penny has been living an ink-fabulous life.

LoudPen is a Creative Entrepreneur and CEO of ISLP

Penny founded ISLP in 2015 after publishing her first book, #MakeUrPenLoud: How To Be A Lifestyle Blogger. In 2020, Penny established ISLP, The InkSpot, LLC as an LLC in Texas.

Penny has published two more books The Loudest Pen Ever and The Pen Planner. Furthermore, Penny produced two travel guides Cruising thru Cali and Chillin in Chi-Town. Lastly, Penny designed Pennies & Pens, a collection of organic cotton T-Shirts. 

And so, Penny continues her journey to ink the life she’s always wanted. Penny is a girl from Ohio based in Texas with an accent that is somewhere between midwesterner, New Yorker, Southerner and Texan. Son, let me tell you. I like to kick the bobo, y'all. 

So anyway, that's about it. Subscribe to de la Pen…All Pen Everything and the Penny Black YouTube channel to follow the growth of ISLP. This is your chance to see my journey as a Black female entrepreneur. 

I’ll also be posting behind the scenes videos as I grow ISLP, music reviews, styling tips, natural hair care tips, beauty product reviews, film reviews, book reviews, vegan cooking vlogs, and so much more. #inkwithuscauseyouknowwegotit