Goodbye Watch Factory
You won’t find me getting sentimental very often, but today is one of those rare days. We say goodbye to InkHouse’s first full-time home, and look ahead to moving into our bigger space on Monday.
We’ve spent countless hours thinking about the details of our new space. But the paint, the light fixtures, the cabinets, beverage refrigerators, and other details that make up our physical space mean so much more in the aggregate. Our space helps to shape our culture.
Our home at the Watch Factory has seen so many phases of InkHouse’s evolution. Early on, poor Steve got his healthcare form from the trunk of my car in our parking lot (before we could officially move in). And Scott had to interview with us in the “marketing suite” the Watch Factory used for sales pitches.
We’ve come a long way since Meg and I toured the raw space below in 2008 before it became InkHouse:
2011 saw our first Boston Business Journal Pacesetter award. And today, we can claim three agency of the year awards, and two more BBJ Pacesetters. Our growth, our awards, and our amazing culture, sprouted from our space in the Watch Factory. Our open space has made it easy for us to collaborate on client work, and commiserate about the inevitably difficult situations we face every day. It has made it easier for us all to get to know each other, and support each other.
I remember that roughly six months after moving in, Patrick, my husband and our VP of operations told me that we officially had our own culture. That was made possible through our beautiful space in the Watch Factory. But of course, space means nothing without amazing, interesting and fun people to fill it. I am so grateful to all of the InkHouse employees for joining our journey so far. Here’s to new space that will help us continue to expand upon the great things that started here, at the Watch Factory. We’re packing up!