Be Inspired: It really is “More than Words”


More than Words

More Than Words was launched in 2010 by creative designer Lisa Long. Her lifetime love of interiors and typography, combined with a search to find a piece meaningful and high quality artwork for her own home, led Lisa to design what is now the ‘original Memories canvas’.  She was soon inundated with requests from friends and family to design a piece for them…and from there More Than Words was born.  What started as a job to fit in around two boys under three is now a full-time award winning global business.

Lisa Long with her family

Just over one year later, Lisa’s typographic artwork has been commissioned by customers all over the world. Some of her high profile clients include Dannii Minogue, heads of the BBC and screenwriter and film director Richard Curtis. Lisa artwork has featured on UK TV shows such as Ch5’s Cowboy Builders and ITV1’s 60 Minute Makeover, and she also works closely with interior designers and More Than Words artwork decorates the walls of several well-known corporate businesses, including the headquarters of one of the UK’s leading bridal magazines.

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Lisa was a finalist in the 2010 Mumpreneur UK awards for ‘Most Unique Product’ and is currently shortlisted from thousands of nominated UK businesses in the UK.COM awards as ‘Best Creative Business Idea’, judged by Sarah Beeny and an elite panel of entrepreneurs – due to be announced later this month.

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Artwork for every occasion

More Than Words produces bespoke typographic designs in a range of themes using your words and precise colours.  Lisa also offers a collection of limited and unlimited designs.

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Each unique piece is hand-finished in the UK to fine art standards onto your choice of acrylic, canvas, a beautiful framed print or the signature More Than Words ‘vintage framed canvas’.

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More than Words creations are so varied – from designs to decorate new homes, celebrating the birth of a baby, personalised poetry…birthday presents for that person who has just about everything.  Lisa most recently created a huge Memories canvas as a leaving present for one of the most powerful men in British business!

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DreamwallStyle finds out what inspires Lisa? and her visions for the future.

Q1. What inspires you?

A1. In terms of inspiration for new designs, I love to keep up to date with my favourite interiors blogs such as Bright Bazaar and Design Sponge, and interiors mags such as Elle Decoration, for ideas.
Personally, I am inspired by the many business women/mums out there who are determined to ‘have it all’…it’s a challenge but I’m very proud of how successful the business has become in just over a year.  Many customers think that More Than Words is a much bigger operation that it actually is…but it’s really just me, juggling two young children and More Than Words, with help from my very supportive husband and an amazing artwork production team.
  
Q2. What are your visions for the future?
 A2. On a daily basis I am approached by new customers who have come across my artwork in a friend’s home.  The fact that More Than Words is growing so organically is amazing and exciting.  I do spend time on PR and marketing but there is nothing quite as powerful as customer recommendations.
For the immediate future I am desperate to grow a little team to cope with demand for the remainder of the year.  Christmas was crazy last year!  The business has grown so much in the last year that I am in the process of hiring our another part time employee, alongside a current freelance designer that I had to bring on board to cope with demand.  There are some very exciting developments in the pipeline which I can’t mention at the moment…watch this space.

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‘More than Words’ website http://www.morethanwords.uk.com/ 

‘More than Words’ on Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/morethanwordart 

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