Flax is comprised of a small team that works hard to serve you. Ryan Finnegan was learning the extensive selection of writing instruments when the pandemic shut everything down and used the time since to become an expert on our offerings.
A fast-study and an avid lover of all things Flax, Ryan sports several journals (each has a different purpose), pens and pencils when his hands aren't occupied with a crochet hook and yarn for his latest creation. You might have seen his bumble bee brightening our spring displays.
Ryan is a big fan of the Kaweco Special mechanical pencil because (he says) it is the "comfiest" mechanical pencil he's used. he also likes the Pineider Avatar in Amber, Sailor 1911 clear and gold, and the Diplomat Aero.
Ryan is a "lefty," who prefers extra fine fountain pen nibs, believing they dry quickly and help avoid smearing. You can find him writing in Midori MD lined journals, Oasis notebooks, and virtually anything Rhodia. Don't start him talking about the pulp made from the bark of the mulberry tree ... that will get you into Hanji line and you might never write on "plain" paper again. He can tell you how you'd be supporting the environment while the rest of us talk about the new ink colors we love.
If you relate well to "Gen Z," Ryan's the guy - but he's a product expert regardless of your birth year.
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Los Angeles, California
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