{ The 1990s } 


Interactive Goes Digital. Two innovative minds came together at a time when “cyberspace” was the hip term to describe the internet. It was 1997 and Barrett Lombardo and Andy Crestodina were writing comic books and tinkering with Flash and HTML.

The technical and creative wires crossed sparking the idea for interactive online comics. Orbit comics was born—the company was incorporated—and the two got to work on what would be their first website. They soon found there was a demand for their expertise in web technologies, beyond bringing imaginary worlds to life, and they found themselves developing interactive training tools, games, and websites for clients.  

{ The 2000s }


Developing a Foundation. Pragmatic and programmatic innovation defined the next decade for Orbit. In 2001 Orbit Media Studios re-incorporated, this time as a client-service company, offering custom web design. Office space is established and by 2007 the company has over a dozen employees and posts $1.2 million sales.

Pre-dating the release of the WordPress blogging platform, Orbit begins work on their own proprietary CMS Mighty-Site®. Foreseeing increasing demand for content management and custom website design, Orbit grows a development team and develops a proven web design process. Several awards and hundreds of websites later, at the end of the decade the company celebrate its 10 year anniversary. 


{ Beyond 2010 } 


Leading The Industry. Orbit builds a portfolio of established Chicago clients and continues to win awards—earning several accolades from the International Academy of the Visual Arts for web design—and lands on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies for two years in a row. 

Orbit's articles on SEO and Content Marketing get featured in over a dozen publications, including the Sun-Times, firmly establishing the company as an authority and subject matter expert. Orbit begins to host educational events like Wine and Web,  Design Brew, and Content Jam, to teach content strategy and techniques to promote and measure conversions.

Moving Forward

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