Well, as a kid several of us had to visit a psychologist because of our unusually gloomy and vivid drawings. Think- A bloody fight between the sun, mountains, and clouds or drawing massive black holes for some time.
We did several pitches together for competitions and commission work during uni and so we hoped to continue to do this after graduating. We hoped that if all went well we would form our own collective or studio and here we are.
After pitching many ideas for the name we went with Classmate because it was so very fitting, cheery and simple. It described our origin, how we met and the mutual trust and friendship we share. Plus it sounded catchy.
If you feel stuck stop working and go out with your friends, read, take a walk or anything. Sometimes it's just better to sleep on it.
An idea we really like is to work for non-profit organisations. Or basically, any cause one feels passionate about and supports.