Over the past few weeks my idea for the company has been solidly developed and thought over with research about competition. I have managed to find a small gap in the market where graphics companies don’t tend to sell custom made graphics to customers with video-gaming clans. With this as my main target consumer, I will be able to conduct well within this niche market, which will hopefully lead to success.
So here is my business description:
“To sell custom-made Graphics such as Vectors, Avatars and Logo’s to Business owners, Video Game Clans and Designers.”
Also with this in mind, Users can submit an idea which can be custom made to their needs. So there will be a kind of community base where users can contribute and may possibly earn a commission for their designs.
I have been given the task to find a suitable name for my company. The company name will be based on the idea which is to sell Graphics such as Vectors and Avatars to users who use forums and play video games within Clans. This niche market will be ideal seeing as the competition is small for specialising in graphic designs which gamers and forum users require.
Firstly I decided to look into a Thesaurus online to see what words are linked with words such as Graphics, Avatars and Vectors
Examples of Synonyms for Avatar:
- Computer Graphics
List of company/brand names:
- Aspyr Graphics
- Avatar Buddy
- Epitome Graphics
- Epitome Avatars
- Vector Buddy
Final choice: Vector Buddy
I have chose Vector Buddy as my company name as it relates to the word Graphics and Designing. The name choice has a friendly approach as the word Buddy is commonly used in the United Kingdom and many English speaking countries.
Define Vector: Is the use of geometrical primitives such as points, lines, curves and shapes
The definition of Vector makes the name interesting and unique.
The Logo will need to consist of a friendly character which is Vector graphic based. My first design is based on a blimp with a small smiling character inside the ‘basket’ with the name of the company stuck to the side of it. The design (below) displays a pleasant, friendly look with ambition, but I think the airship may need to be improved and the smiling character may need to be improved in order for it to stand out.
This is the second version of the Logo, it cancels out the airship and focusses primarily as a hanging sign which would be useful for the top of a website. The smiling character remains unchanged but future designs will see improvements. The sign itself has pointed edges to visually describe what a vector looks like. Also the font style is a stylish Lobster open type font, which gives the logo some sophistication.
Recently I have developed the logo some more by focussing more on a vector character as a mascot. A mascot will show off the product a lot more and will also be featured as a selling point as the character can be fully customizable with different features which could potentially be sold to users. The character design below (name Buddy), is made entirely of vectors from Adobe Illustrator. It also has a friendly appearance as an animal similar to a bear.
Customer Targets (to fulfill)
Random Example: One.com
Web Space Medium (10 GB) – 12 months = £22.80
Annual domain fee (.com) = £9.00
Discount – Annual domain fee (.com) = -£9.00
Setup fee = £9.00
Total excl. VAT. £31.80