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More Than Words

MAIN INFO

  • FOUNDER

    Lisa Long

  • WIN DATE

    27th November 2010

  • LOCATION

    Maidenhead, Berkshire

  • CATEGORIES

  • WEBSITE

    www.morethanwords.uk.com

MY BUZZ

#SBS has introduced me to a fantastic network of small business entrepreneurs. The support and tips from Theo have so far been invaluable to me in terms of the continued success of the business.

MY BIO

More Than Words was launched in 2010 by me, creative designer Lisa Long, after taking time out of a busy career to raise her two young children. My lifetime love of interiors, graphic design and typography, combined with a search to find a piece of original artwork for my own home, led me to follow her creative passion. I was struggling to find artwork that had it all - contemporary, premium quality yet reasonably priced, a great talking point and something that was unique and meaningful. So, after careful research to understand how I could produce my very own piece of high quality artwork, I created what is now the original 'Memories Canvas’ to hang on our wall. A simple collection of our favourite memories as a piece of 'word art' on a stunning canvas and in custom colours to match the room. I then had several requests from friends and family to design something for them and from there More Than Words was born. More Than Words artwork is now an award-winning global brand, commissioned by customers across Europe, America, Africa and Australia. High profile clients include Dannii Minogue, journalist India Knight, comedian Michael McIntyre, and screenwriter / film director Richard Curtis, and my artwork decorates the walls of well-known corporate clients such as Amazon.co.uk and the headquarters of Wedding Ideas magazine. More Than Words typographic designs have also featured on television programmes Cowboy Builders and 60 Minute Makeover, and in international home, wedding and children's magazines and blogs, including Elle Decoration.

MY BUSINESS TIPS

Believe in yourself and your products. Find something that you are passionate about and, with hard work, confidence and spirit, you will have success. Never fear failure and learn from knock-backs. Network with other small business and utilise social media as much as possible...other than your time, it's free!

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