This is our belief, and it reflects our core value system – To deliver meaningful, authentic, and quality designs that imbue goodness – that is a reflection on us here at Pen. We achieve this by delivering a product range which has a positive impression on our customers. We believe that the process of providing this to be good, so we have spent time immersing ourselves with good people from our designers right through to our production partners. We sincerely hope that everyone who interacts with Pen will be more than happy too.

Amy Sellick


Amy uses her creativity across multiple facets of Pen, drawing on her experience with both blue-chip corporate companies and independent agencies to give her the fervour necessary to champion the business. Amy heads up the studio overseeing customer order assembly and final production, as well as manages Pen’s manufacturing processes. She combines her unique strategic vision resulting in stellar product ideation. 

"At Pen we see ourselves as fostering relationships with designers and innovators to create objects that redefine design. Collaboration is at the heart of our products - working with Australia's emerging and established designers to realise our shared design vision."



Helen Kontouris

Helen Kontouris is inspired by her observation of everyday experiences, of people’s interaction with objects, and the fresh perspectives gained from her travel, which shapes and informs her work. For Kontouris, each project is unique and extensive research underpins the development of each product. Process drives the generation of form, more so than any predetermined notion established at the outset of the design.

Nick Rennie

Nick Rennie

A leading figure in the current Australian design landscape, Nick Rennie (through his studio ‘happy finish design’), looks to explore design that takes its inspiration from interaction with everyday items. To breathe new life into the repetition of domesticity, and to do it in a way that engages the user and elicits an emotional reaction, is the very essence of Rennie’s professional ambition. For him, design is a shared process, the finished product owing equally to the vision of a manufacturer, the needs of a user and his own passion for expression. Nick has worked with leading international design brands such as Normann Copenhagen, Porro and Ligne Roset among many others.

Jim Hannon-Tan

Driven by a passion for genuine innovation, Jim Hannon-Tan has always sought to broaden his scope as an industrial designer. Over the past 15 years he has worked in Milan, Amsterdam & London, in the studios of top designers Stefano Giovannoni, Marcel Wanders, Tom Dixon and for the world’s leading design brands including Alessi, Magis, Moooi among many others. In 2015 he established an Australian based studio of his own and works globally.

Michael Ong

Michael Ong is an award winning architect based in Melbourne, Australia. Having studied a Masters of Architecture at The University of Melbourne, Michael has gone on to be the Founding Director of his own design and architectural practice – Michael Ong Design Office (MODO). Michael is passionate about producing quality designs and wants you to love it as much as he does. He explores concepts to create designs rich in personality, functionality and quality.

Jeremy Hughes

Jeremy Hughes

Jeremy Hughes is an acclaimed Australian architect with a strong focus on cultural buildings and designing public spaces. Jeremy has been recognised for his outstanding contributions for Carriageworks Contemporary Performing Arts Centre, the National Centre for Indigenous Excellence, the Adelaide Riverbank Pedestrian Bridge, the Wyong Arthouse and Walsh Bay Arts Precinct.

Beyond his architectural achievements, Jeremy nurtures a genuine passion for product design. His understanding of cultural and public spaces plays a crucial role in shaping his approach ensuring that his work seamlessly blends into their intended environments, forming a harmonious union.

Currently residing in the Philippines, he draws inspiration from local influences for his latest work with Pen, enriching his designs with a distinct sense of place and cultural resonance.

Ilan el

Ilan El

ILANEL Studio was founded in 2010 by Ilan El, a Melbourne-based multidisciplinary designer who works with his team to create original products and custom designs by hand from his Melbourne atelier. Experiential design is Ilan El’s passion and his products illuminate spaces around the world, from large-scale hospitality projects to custom one-off residential designs. To date, ILANEL worked with world-renowned brands such as Estee Lauder, The Marriott, Four Seasons Hotels, The Ritz Carlton, WeWork, Kit & Ace, Finchatton & Save the Children.

HELP is a compassionate and progressive social enterprise, with a balance of commercial and social initiatives. HELP delivers market-leading products and services that add value for their customers, while creating vital employment opportunities and support for people with disability, and other disadvantaged groups. HELP is an organisation committed to enhancing people’s lives. Help Manufacturing is a commercial arm of HELP, partnering with Pen. Help Manufacturing is renowned for their professional capabilities and skills. Every one in three people employed by Help Manufacturing has a disability.



At Pen we see ourselves as fostering relationships with designers and innovators to create objects that redefine design. Collaboration is at the heart of our products – working with Australia’s emerging and established designers to realise our shared design vision.