It is pretty amazing what Orbit Words is morphing into after five short weeks. Sometimes it seems like it has a life of its own and all I can do is hang on and enjoy the ride.
The digital and design side of the business is really taking off as, although people need words, they need somewhere to put them too. They want them to look nice as well as sound good, and they want to make sure they are being read.
Fortunately we have some fantastic friends at Diagram Design in Warrington (click here for their website) who I have heard say “anything is possible” about fifty times since we started working together. When you sit down with one of their team at a computer you realise that’s more than just a mantra (as long as you have a packet of midget gems handy…)
So we have been busy working with business start ups, helping them with their websites, social media and marketing strategies; individuals who want creative, digital wedding invitations to wow their guests; putting together a website design and framework for a group of collaborative lawyers (learning way too much about divorce law in the process) and obsessively proofing, proofing and proofing any and every document sent our way.
As well as that we have been out and about, working in partnership with a number of charities, offering our support with funding applications and PR launches, getting our words to work for the people who are really making things happen.
There’s more too, some exciting projects emerging with Cahoona, one of the hardest working digital agencies in Manchester (more about that another time…) and a huge national initiative by Rathbone UK and Odd Theatre.
I’ve learnt that it’s not just about the words, it’s about the passion, the ideas and the “anything is possible” attitude of people I have met so far. And if that really is true, who knows where it will all lead…
Hold on tight.