Since the very beginning, our primary goal for Word Pictures has been to provide unequaled customer service by thoroughly understanding our customers' position, business and products. This attention to our customers, combined with our ability to maximize creativity, productivity and cost control, has enabled Word Pictures to thrive in a very competitive market.
Word Pictures, Inc. Timeline
1983 - Word Pictures, Inc. founded by Craig Handley and Robert McQuiston. Our first office is located on Woodward Avenue in Royal Oak, MI. Services offered include writing and producing corporate videos and training courses as well as other marketing materials such as brochures and booklets.
1987 - Desktop publishing is offered as an in-house service.
1990 - The company moves to 28838 Van Dyke in Warren, MI.
1992 - Word Pictures produces live satellite broadcasts for General Motors Service Technology Group.
1993 - Word Pictures is ranked one of the fastest growing privately owned businesses in Michigan by the Michigan Private 100, sponsored by the Detroit News and WWJ radio.
1994 - Word Pictures makes the Michigan Private 100 for the second consecutive year.
1995 - We write, shoot, and program our first interactive CD-ROM for ACDelco.
1997 - Word Pictures begins producing Distance Learning for GM.
1998 - We begin coding web pages for both the Internet and client Intranets.
2000 - We shoot one of the first high-definition video productions in Metro Detroit for William Beaumont Hospital.
2002 - Word Pictures is pleased to help the University of Detroit Mercy celebrate its 125th anniversary by producing a video and serving as a sponsor for the gala event, one of the first held at Ford Field.
2004 - Operations are consolidated at our Forterra office for greater efficiency.
2006 - Word Pictures' training development service engages in global efforts.
2008 - Following the upheaval of global financial markets, Word Pictures is ideally positioned to service what would become FCA US by providing creative development on a myriad of sales training efforts.
2011 - We branch out to provide independent artisan representation to creative organizations.