two things people usually ask us are: how on earth we came up
with our name, and if we're called Red Jellyfish, why do we
have a green frog on our logo?
Well, it all goes back to when we started Red Jellyfish (of
course, it wasn't really Red Jellyfish yet). We
began by building a directory of links to great natural products
companies and wildlife organizations. We would spend
days on end just drilling through the search engines for
every possible phrase; organic, recycled, natural, eco
tourism. and on and on. We were astounded at the thousands
of companies and organizations that we found who were doing
great things out there. It reminded me of a wonderful childhood memory
from when I was 13, and went to
summer camp. A bunch of us went down to the beach on a warm
summer night, and saw thousands of Jellyfish in the water. I
was amazed because up until that moment I had no idea that
anything like that existed. I had never even suspected
that so many amazing beautiful creatures could be under the
the tie in to me was very personal, and, we named our labor
of love Red Jellyfish. Happily, as it
turns out, a lot of people happen to really like the
name. We smile when we do events and people come up and
say something like " Red Jellyfish?? - I LOVE it.....
what is it?" This really cracks us up, and,
of course, we are happy to let them know about our
(Interviewers love this question too).
So many people would write us
great encouraging letters that we started calling our
members Jellyheads. People seemed to like that too so
we named our newsletter the Jellygram and my car became the Jellymobile.
As we grew in popularity many
people began to associate us with the frog picture that was
part of our home page.
They would say, "Oh, you're the ones with that cute frog on
your website!" , or they would write us and put "ribbit"
at the end of the email. So, we took our logo
and sat that frog right on top. This also worked out real
well because we are active in preserving the rainforests,
and that little guy is a Red Eyed Tree Frog. Over time
we dropped the .com to encompass our growing services, and
there you have it!
Founder and CEO