Did you know that gorillas are not in fact monkeys? That's right! The term monkey in this context refers to "production monkey," a term thrown around design studios for the junior designers.
When I started branching out I liked the idea of the "production monkeys are now in charge." So for the purposes of Big Gorilla Games, monkeys are also gorillas. Big ones.
I loved the idea of a mascot representing the work that I was doing and as an avid sports fan, I really wanted to capture the stylization sports teams usually give their logos.