Our story

Where do you do your best thinking?

In the shower? Out running? Walking the dog?

Probably not whilst staring at your mobile phone.

Ingenious Ink creates distraction-free notepads with purpose. These help guide you through decision-making challenges. They're like you're favourite productivity app, just without the distracting notifications.

The Ingenious Ink story

Ingenious Ink started on Kickstarter in 2016 under the name PaperThink. After a trip to Cambridge for work meetings I found myself wandering around stationery stores to kill time. Several of these stores had paper pads with interesting designs to fill in printed on them. They were fine, if a bit big, but I thought I could do better. A few weeks later the PaperThink campaign was born seeking to raise £90 to print a few hundred notepads from printer I'd worked with for several years. The campaign raised £1,927 and over 1,000 notepads were shipped across the globe. 

Ingenious Ink was back on Kickstarter the next year with 15 different notepad designs. It returned in 2018 with themed notepad sets. 

In 2019 we returned with more themed sets and planner refills. We also started listing our items in Amazon.

In 2020 we moved warehouse to help us to get orders out quicker and expanded our themed sets range. We redesigned a few of our most popular notepads and have a few new ones in the pipeline.