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Sharpie Squad Helps Sports Star Score

Sharpie Squad creates custom prosthetic leg for teen football star

We recently had the AMAZING opportunity to help a local Atlanta teen, Erik, create a custom designed prosthetic leg using our products.  When the INCREDIBLE team at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta approached us with the idea, we were both thrilled and humbled at the prospect of helping Erik uncap his creativity and his love for sports through his prosthesis.  In fact, we even invited our own Sharpie Squad (a group of some of Sharpie’s most passionate and creative fans) to get in on the action.

Erik (middle) and the AMAZING CHoA team

After a few exciting brainstorm sessions, the Squad got to work.  Eventually Erik decided on a combination of two designs from Squad members and artists Drew Michael and Lauren Seal.

The final work for Erik!

For more on this incredible project and Erik, head over to the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta blog!  Score one for Erik!

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Fast Company Uncaps Their Most Creative People of 2012 List

What do CeeLo Green, Aziz Ansarii and Sharpie have in common?! They all made Fast Company’s list of 100 Most Creative People in 2012!

Our very own Sally Grimes, global vice president of marketing for Sharpie, was named to Fast Company’s 2012 ”100 Most Creative People in Business” list.  The annual issue celebrates some of the best and brightest in business, academia, entertainment and more.

Our fearless and creative leader, Sally Grimes, global vice president of marketing.

Sally is among some INCREDIBLE company. Just check out last year’s line-up which included Oprah Winfrey, Tina Fey and Sharpie showman, Conan O’Brien (remember Conan’s Sharpie?).

This year, Sally is rubbing elbows with equally good company, including execs from Amazon, Spotify, Facebook, Starbucks, Google, J.Crew, Nike, and Twitter.  Not mention some major A-List celebrities including, performer/producer CeeLo Green from “The Voice,” actress Jessica Alba for her health-minded children’s company and comedian Aziz Ansarii!

Sally gives major love and credits YOU, our amazing fans, for her and the brand’s success.

We couldn’t do it without you and the AH-MAZZZZING things this wonderful community starts with Sharpie every. single. day.

Sally Starts with our very own Sharpie community!

The issue is online here and hits newsstands next week.

Congratulate Sally and give a little shout-out for this outstanding achievement by posting a comment below!