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What kind of rockets does Rocketmakers make?

8th Dec 2021

"Do you make rockets?"

We get asked that sometimes, and we would like to clarify that we don’t make actual rockets! We like to think that the game-changing startups we launch and scaleups that we stabilise and accelerate are a lot like rockets in their ambitions to shoot for the stars and their speed of travel. We use deep software development expertise to design and build scalable solutions that will help your business to achieve a positive impact for people or the planet.

With that said, we thought it would be useful to put together an article on the origins of our name. So, why Rocketmakers?

If you couldn’t already tell from our brand and ambition, Rocketmaker’s founders Richard and Keith were hugely inspired by NASA's values when setting up the company. In fact the origin of the visual identity was to blend the professionalism, collaboration, and ambition of the NASA space programme with a tongue in cheek retro sci-fi style from the 1950s.

This theme is incorporated into most aspects of Rocketmaker’s identity from our logo, to our merchandise and interactive app. Part of the Rocketmaker's brand identity has been custom illustrations that incorporate our logo, badges and colours in a fictional space setting inspired by the retro 50's style. Each Rocketmaker's employee is illustrated as a fictional crew member as part of their company on-boarding often incorporating design inspiration from the individuals favourite computer game or sci-fi film.

In our new office, the design team transformed the meeting pods to make them look like the fuselage of a real rocket. We incorporated some design features from classic NASA rockets as a nod to the founder's original inspiration. We named the rocket "Venture III" for Rocketmaker's third office which you will also see incorporated in a mural at the entrance.

Rocketmakers office

We haven’t yet been asked to build software for a rocket, but we can’t rule it out for the future! Now you know that our work doesn’t involve a rocket and you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to work with us but we are ready for anything!

At Rocketmakers we leverage our experience to build innovative software for companies of all sizes. If you have a vision for a project and you need a technical partner to help you design, develop and deploy it, get in touch.

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