Following my post yesterday on the anatomy of a company name I thought I’d put together a short list today, of fun things you can do with your business name.
Make an anagram
You never know an anagram may reveal a fantastic marketing message. There is no need to sit down and work them all out yourself, plug your letters into an online generator like wordsmith.org and out they pop.
Here is a sampling of what was generated for Indigo Image
I going media
A Doggie Mini
Go maid genii
A midi egg ion
I imagine God
No mind blowing marketing messages there but a fun exercise nevertheless and through Wordsmith.org you can even create an animation of your anagram.
Taking an anagram approach can sometimes be useful for coming up with a product name. Consider the Toyota car Camry, it is an anagram of my car.
Produce a Graphic
Plug your company name into the Tagxedo creator to create a fun graphic. You can set the font, color palette, select a preloaded shape or even upload your own. Here is a fun Indigo Image graphic I created in literally 5 seconds.
Create a QR Code
QR codes encrypt data which can be easily decoded by a QR reader app you can download to your cell phone.
This Qr code decodes to read ” Indigo Image : The Chicago web designer: 847 607 8679″
Creating a QR code couldn’t be simpler. There are a number on free online generation site such as Kaywa which allows you to generate a URL, text, phone number or sms QR code
Use your Qr code on
- Business cards
- Marketing material such as brochures and flyers
- T shirts
- Real estate signs
- Promotional freebies
- Product labels
- Store fronts
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Selecting the name for a company can be tricky business.
When we came up with Indigo Image ( 12 years ago now) we wanted a name that would convey creativity, give an indication of the nature of the business, stand the test of time and was available as a domain name. No small task.
The company name was the subject of my very first blog post 7 years ago
Blue, purple ?..Indigo is one of those colors often open to interpretation. It was named and defined by Issac Newton when he divided up the optical spectrum:- red, orange, yellow, green, blue, Indigo, Violet.
As a graphic/web designer it is my job to interpret the objectives of my clients and create an “image” which delivers results ..hence Indigo Image
Domain name availability was quite a challenge, even 12 years ago but we acquired a wide range of domain name extensions including
indigoimage.com, indigoimage.org, indigoimage.net, indigoimage.biz and indigoimage.us
The philosophy behind the name still hold true despite the huge changes in the internet we have seen over the last 12 years. The name Indigo Image has stood the test of time.
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The woodlands in the Chicago area are quite spectacular in the spring, I don’t think I have ever seen so many natural spring flowers …a treat for the eye of the Chicago web designer
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Working to a deadline can be a challenge especially in the design world. The last thing you want is for those creative juices to dry up and the dreaded “creative block” to descend. Fortunately I work really well in a time crunch and when a client called on Wednesday calling himself “Panic Man” saying he needed a logo and business cards for a new business venture by Friday, I assured him it was completely feasible.
He had a really good idea of what he wanted in terms of design and color. I created a range of logo design options and then fine tuned his favorite one.
And here is the finished logo and business card. I also created a stepped up page of business cards so they could be easily printed at somewhere like Kinko’s as a stop gap measure.
So if you are looking to get a logo designed in a hurry give me a call 847-607-8679.
© 2012 Chicago Logo Designer