Usability & Product Experience Design
Interpreting Sharpie qualities as a gel pen collection
Building on the success of its markers, Sharpie® enters the gel pen category with its refined, smooth-writing lineup of S-Gel pens.
Create a premium writing experience that makes Sharpie® the go-to brand for gel pens as it has been for markers.
The design team began by taking various design cues from the Sharpie® marker. This can be seen in the minimalist aesthetic and iconic logo on the center of the barrel.
At the same time, the team needed to set the S-Gel apart within the competitive gel market. This includes subtle details, such as a chrome clicker, a metallic band to indicate ink color, as well as the helical-patterned grip for added comfort during writing sessions.
In addition to its vivid ink, the pen glides across the page, offering users a writing experience they’ll want to come back to, again and again.
Graphic Design Exploration
A metallic banded barrel indicates the ink color
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