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How to Set Realistic, Achievable Career Goals

Flat lay of a desk including a paper that maps out 2022 Goals

Setting goals is key to advancing your career and feeling fulfilled by your job. Whether your employer requires you to set goals as part of your performance-review process or you take the initiative on your own, it can help you to plan out your professional future. Below we show you how to use a SMART […]

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4 Tips for Creating a Scaled Ballpoint Illustration

Canvas framed ballpoint illustration of a building

By: Catherine Spilman of @catgreenart When I first started sketching tiny houses, I used the STEEL F-301 Ballpoint Retractable Pen because Jordan Spilman, my late husband, had an extra one and let me use it. He had always extolled the virtues of the pen and I had rolled my eyes assuming he was exaggerating, however […]

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A Guide to Brush Pens for Beginners and Hobbyists Alike

Zen with "Zen's Guide to Brush Pens" added to image

Brush pens have become a staple in nearly every artist’s arsenal due to their versatility in everything from calligraphy to fine art drawings. They are available in a variety of tip sizes: nib styles, ink flows, colors, and elasticities. While it takes practice and control to use a brush pen, you don’t have to be […]

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The Mechanical Pencil Guide

Mechnical Pencils

When you anticipate mistakes or don’t want to commit to ink, a mechanical pencil is the perfect option. Zebra Pen offers a wide variety of mechanical pencils that are available in both lightweight plastic and durable metal styles designed for students, professionals, and everyday writers.

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How to Color Code StudyGram Notes

Notes with Zebra Product

It’s that time of the year again—back-to-school season! Amid all the preparation for the new school year, it’s also time to get back into the routine of taking notes. In this tutorial, we’ll go over a step-by-step guide to color code your StudyGram notes! Hey everyone, this is Christine from @studybeanthings on Instagram, and today, […]

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6 Steps to Creating a Resume That Gets Noticed

Sarasa Grand and G-450 pen laying atop a desk beside a letter board, spelling out "Resume Tips 101"

Whether you’re applying for your first professional job or are looking to elevate your career at another company, your resume is the hiring manager’s first impression of you. Depending on the position, a recruiter or hiring manager can receive hundreds of resumes to review. How can you make yours stand out? Follow these steps to […]

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Essential School Supplies Every Student Needs for Back-to-School Season

Classroom writing utensils

It’s officially back-to-school season. The new school year is almost here, which means it’s time to shop for school supplies. Whether you’re shopping for your child or need some supplies for yourself, we’re going to break down the best Zebra Pen back-to-school supplies for students (and people) of all ages.

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3 DIY Birthday Cards That Will Make Their Special Day Even Better

3 Custom Birthday Cards

Hi there! It’s Christine Asciutto of @twinkleplansherday. Today, I am going to show you how to make three colorful, custom birthdays cards in under 20 minutes. These cards are simple to make and are great to have on hand for any last-minute birthday parties that pop up!

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How to Track Your Reading in a Bullet Journal with a Book Tracker

Completed Bullet Journal

Hi everyone! I’m Salena from @salenasbujo and @letteredinblush, and I’m here to share a super fun book tracker tutorial with you. I love using my bullet journal to track lists of all kinds, and this spread is the perfect way to keep track of books you want to read or have finished reading.

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Which STEEL Pen is Right for You?

Assorted of Zebra Pen STEEL products

Originally published June 4, 2014. Updated July 14, 2021. Tired of settling for ordinary writing tools? Our metal lineup of pens and mechanical pencils are durable but stylish which means they are not only reliable but will make a great first impression. Different projects require different tools—which is why we designed the STEEL line to […]

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