Meet the Family: Dino

We have a number of really awesome people that help us out at the shop. In our second installment of our Meet the Family series we meet, Ezz-Eldin "Dino" Hassan. Dino comes in a couple of days a week and takes care of the time consuming tasks like turning flaps inside out, marking stitch lines, and helping clean and finish the items for inventory. 

Dino being a model for his clothing review blog - www.thespindleatl.com

Dino being a model for his clothing review blog - www.thespindleatl.com

Dino is a good friend of mine from the Atlanta bicycle scene. He and his brother Sharif, the talented man that shot our Kickstarter video, own a local cycling clothing store called The Spindle ATL. Dino wanted to come on and help because he supports local business and he wanted to learn to help expand his shops offerings.

Working on a Spindle ATL prototype

Working on a Spindle ATL prototype

Flipping flaps for Hightowers

Flipping flaps for Hightowers

Having Dino in the shop offers not just another set of productive hands but also a bit of comic relief. After longs days in the Fair Wage Sauna some laughter is well deserved. So please, when you see a cyclist, tip your pen cap in honor of our friend and talented employee, Dino. 

 

Follow him and Sharif: http://instagram.com/thespindleatl

Meet the Family: Ashley

Here at Nock Co. it is really important to have employees that we trust and believe in. Ashley Kelly is one of those people. She helps sew and assemble the cases and puts up with us as bosses.

Like all of us, Ashley has interests outside of the pen and ink world, and for her it's astrophysics. That's pretty intense! If you dig that sort of thing too you should ask her questions about it @ramblerthegambler on Instagram.

To prove that she is one of us she sketched our Nock Co HQ mascot using an EEF nib, ground by Shawn Newton, Twsbi Mini and Pelikan Black ink. Check out the progress shots of her working through the drawing. Such detail!

Brad and I are very grateful to have the support of such talented people on our team!