I wanted something that conveys I’m happy, professional, easy to work with, have a sense of humor, and possess a network of other professionals to execute any creative need a business might have. Because it’s not always just me working on a project, I didn’t want to use my name.
My favorite activity is playing games. I love trivia, charades, Pictionary, etc. I also am in love with my dogs. One of my dogs was with me for 17 years–through boyfriends, college, marriage, etc. How could I combine that to come up with a great name?
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I thought of one of my favorite episodes of “Friends,” where Monica and Rachael were playing trivia with Chandler and Joey for the girls’ apartment. In that episode, it was revealed that Monica’s nickname was “Big Fat Goalie.” Well, I loved how quickly that name rolled off the tongue. Big Fat Dog Design didn’t quite encompass everything since it overlooks my photography and the networking aspect of what I do. When I replaced “design” with “creatives” the name, Big Fat Dog Creatives, was too long. So, it became Fat Dog Creatives.
The dog graphic was a no-brainer. I used a combination of my two dogs. One was very fat (Zacky), and the other had some cute large patches of color (Shiner).
That’s my name story.