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  1. samjacksondesign

    samjacksondesign Senior Member

    I am thinking of relaunching a company 'The Big Orange Agency', sounds boring but i think it has a catch?

    Ideas? Maybe a decent logo will doe the name justice?


  2. Becky

    Becky Member

    Might be just me, but the first thing I thought of when I read it was the Big Friendly Giant (I'll let you gauge whether that is good or bad).

    Sounds slightly like it's trying to be too 'cool'/quirky.

    But, that's just my personal opinion, I could be wrong :)
  3. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    Orange says phones to me...keep clear..


    I'm not taking the pith.
  4. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    Could always go with Giant Peach, think it has a better ring to it :)
  5. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    Your on a Roald now....
  6. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    You should listen to Dave Gorman's podcast, there is a section called pun street, it would be right up you alley.
  7. BenJonesDesign

    BenJonesDesign Active Member

    Typo is right, it does sound close to the telephone company
  8. Anagoge

    Anagoge Senior Member

    No, it doesn't sound anything like it's to do with Orange. Why? Because the company will be in a complete different sector, with completely different branding, targeting completely different people. It's like accusing "The Big Apple" of sounding like it might sell iPods.

    I see nothing wrong with "The Big Orange Agency". My only change to it would be to drop "Agency" so it becomes "The Big Orange" or indeed, even "Big Orange", which sounds much more confident.
  9. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    I'm liking the "Big Orange" idea.
  10. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    Juicy. I too favour the "Big Orange".
  11. Kevin

    Kevin Senior Member

    I think Neil nailed it there ;)
  12. Anagoge

    Anagoge Senior Member

    Please deposit the 10% commission when you're ready.
  13. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    Like the thinking of Big Orange, but a quick search brings up a co. called A Big Orange
    So would probably avoid for that reason.
  14. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    How about Orange Peel?
  15. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    There's an Orange Peel Studios...

  16. Anagoge

    Anagoge Senior Member

    Anything with studios/agency/design/industries or any other qualifier after the actual name is completely pointless, in my opinion.

    I still stand by Big Orange. Whilst A Big Orange might be trading, it doesn't seem to be registered at Companies House. In fact, the only Big Orange registered is currently in liquidation.
  17. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    Well spotted Neil, looks like the one I mentioned is registered to an individual (domain lookup) and hasn't been updated since May 2009. There's a Big Orange Ltd, but that's in liquidation so there's also the potential to pick up the Ltd company name in the future.

    How did you decide on your company/site name Neil? Was there a reason you went with theworkof, or simply down to the domain availability?

  18. Anagoge

    Anagoge Senior Member

    My domain name was chosen quite simply really. Version one of my site before I was a professional designer was "Neil Martin: The Work Of". It went from there. The name I go under now is "The Work Of Neil Martin", but the domain has always stayed the same since I set up the site in 2005.

    It works well for me because I've always envisaged The Work Of being about not just me, but an agency of some sort, but with credit still given to each individual designer. So, it could be The Work Of Greg Findley.

    My current aim is to somehow get ownership of @theworkof on Twitter. Sadly it's being occupied by someone who hasn't used their account since September of last year and with only four updates! Not much I can do about it though.
  19. br3n

    br3n Senior Member

    just bragging here... but i own idesignfurniture :p
  20. dot design

    dot design Member

    Recent design company names I've heard and really liked and have stuck in my head are..

    Believe In

    I want design

    Maybe think about it from a different angle, starting with brand values and what you are going to offer that unique or a selling point. If I was naming Dot Design again I would start this way. A name should naturally come from this a little easier.

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