Creative Design Business Name Generator
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How to name your creative design business
Hey, I’m Ashley (Branding Expert) and I’m going to guide you through our four steps to name your creative design business. Below you’ll find twenty example names I created in this process and next, I’ll show you how you can create your own. To get started try our creative design business name generator above and then scroll below to find the first step in the naming process.
- Idea Masters
- Creative Minds
- Alpha Creative
- Bright Concepts
- Eclectic Designs
- The Concept Lab
- Graphic Mentors
- Vector Masterpieces
- Bold Studios
- New Identity
- Beyond Logo Co.
- 1001 Designs
- Design Factory
- Creative Prism
Four steps to naming your creative design business
This four-step process will help you name your creative design business. In this example, I’m creating a name for a creative design business that conveys a service that produces unique and functional designs. Here’s each step I took in crafting these business names.
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#1) Brainstorm your name ideas
Start by brainstorming what words could fit into your business name. In my name ideas, I used words like “idea”, “identity”, “image” and “quality”. You can see that while these words can be related to creative design, they also suggest that you can expect a company that will think in a fresh new way to create the perfect design for you. Your goal here is to create a list of words or names that come to mind when thinking about your business.
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Here are my name ideas after brainstorming:
#2) Shortlist your ideas
Once you’ve developed a list of possible names, do an analysis of your ideas. Remove any names that could be hard to remember, spell or speak aloud. Keep names that are brandable, sound great, are memorable and communicate your brand values, product or service to your target audience.
Here’s a quick checklist you can run your ideas through to help shorten your list of names:
- Is the name simple and easy to remember?
- Is the name easy to read and say aloud?
- Is the name different from competitors?
- Does the name convey a relevant meaning?
- Does the name avoid overused words or cliches?
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#3) Get some feedback
You’ll now have a list of 3-6 creative design business names and you can start to ask potential customers or people working in the industry for feedback (your target audience). Avoid feedback from family and friends as they are more likely to praise all your ideas and they may not be your ideal customer.
Be sure to ask questions like:
- What comes to mind when you first hear the name?
- How would you spell it?
With your customer feedback you can now ask yourself, is the name still relevant? and does it represent your business the way you intended?
My customer feedback:
This name conveys a design company that will value your input.
This name conveys a creative design company that brings their ideas to life.
This name conveys a company with unlimited creativity.
This name conveys a company that recognizes that a small project can affect the entire business.
#4) Check if it’s available
At this point, it’s good to have at least three great creative design business names on your list, in case any of your names are already taken. You can do a quick Business Name Search online to find out if your name is available within your country/state. Also be sure to search if the name is available for Trademark and Domain Name Registration.
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Competitor Name Analysis
To help you brainstorm potential business names, let’s take a look at three successful creative design businesses and break down why and how they’ve chosen to name their business and why it works for them.
Locomotive achieves a powerful image with their name. By choosing to use the name of a forceful train engine, Locomotive sounds like a creative design business that doesn’t let anything stand in its way.
Blade Creative Branding conveys a sharp image, quite literally, with their name. This name conjures up the idea of a creative design company that is on the cutting edge of current styles and techniques.
Intrigue is a creative design business with a slogan that reads, “Get noticed, get found.” A name like Intrigue is a great example of being memorable and stirring up curiosity in your potential customer’s mind. The name really pops out from the competitors, leaving a person very intrigued.
1. Do a competitor analysis
Doing a competitor analysis as your first step will save you a lot of time in the future. Knowing what names to avoid and understanding why and how your competitors business name works for them will help you in forming your own business names. When analyzing competitors think about:
- What business or product values are they conveying in their business name? How does that work for them?
- Is there a trend in how these businesses are naming themselves? It’s best to avoid sounding like “just another one of those businesses”.
- Who does it best? Why does it work and how can I produce a better name?
2. Focus on naming your business, not describing it.
A typical pitfall most businesses run into is describing their business name too literally, using overused creative design terms like creative, design, and concepts. A more effective business name should convey to customers your business and product values at a deeper level. Try name your business in a way that has a story behind it.
Let’s take for example a real creative design business named “Sid Lee”.
Literally, this name makes you wonder who Sid Lee is. Sid Lee began as Diesel in 1993. The name Diesel was chosen because the company wanted to be known as a lean, mean marketing machine. In 2007, despite their success, they were still asked if they were a part of Diesel Jeans. They simply rearranged the letters in Diesel and renamed themselves, “Sid Lee.” It works for them.
3. How to make a more memorable name
Creating a memorable business name is the first step in getting inside a customer’s mind, a task that’s easier said than done. Your business name should aim to stop a customer in their tracks so they give extra thought to your company among your wave of competitors.
Some tips to create a memorable name are:
- Use rhythmic pronunciation or alliteration (Cubicle Fugitive, Muse Marketing)
- Try using a word that wouldn’t be relevant when out of context (1001 Designs – the number 1001 means nothing without “designs” after it)
- Keep it short and simple.
4. Try purchasing a brandable business name
Brandable business names are names that are non-sensical but read and are pronounced well. They often use letter patterns of Vowel/Consonant/Vowel as these word structures are typically short, catchy and easy to say and remember. For example, some brandable creative design business names could be:
- Nuvane Designs
- Alomos Creative Designs
- Nurilo Creative Co.
You can find a full list of brandable business names at Domainify.com
5. Avoid combining words just to create a unique name.
Another mistake business owners typically make is creating bad word combinations when they find out that their business name idea is already taken. For example, John names his business Mash Concept and finds out it’s already taken. Because he’s decided this is what he’ll name his business he tries to opt for similar sounding names like Macept, Moncept, and Mashpt.
You can see how these ideas are a step backward as they are not catchy, easily pronounceable or memorable. In these situations, we suggest starting from scratch and trying the tips we mentioned previously.
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Words creative design often describes
(“creative design ______”)
You can use these words to create creative design business names like ‘The Creative Design Engineering Company’ and ‘The Creative Design Work’.
How creative design is often described
(“______ creative design”)
Example creative design company names using these related descriptive words ‘The Original Creative Design Company’ and ‘Industrial Creative Design Co.’.
Creative Design Adjectives
You can use an adjective in your business name to create a business name like ‘Conceptual Creative Design‘ or ‘The Graphic Creative Design Company‘.
Creative Design Verbs
You can use a verb in your creative design business name to create business names like ‘Creative Design Elaborate‘ or ‘Conceived Creative Design Company‘.
We’ve taken words from above and from our generator results and combined the words to create new creative design company names.
Creative Design in Foreign Languages
Consider using foreign words in your business name to give the impression of an international or exotic brand.
Latin: noun (partum consilio)
French: noun (design creatif, dessin creatif, projet creatif)
Italian: noun (design creativo, progettazione creativo, motivo creativo)
Spanish: noun (diseño creativo, dibujo creativo, estilo creativo)