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Old 12-26-2007, 03:02 PM   #1
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Question I need creative help...

...from you creative stampers!

I'm thinking of taking commissioned work this year for invitations, birth announcements, framed art, etc. and have lots of people that think it would be a great thing for me to do (my nephew said "if you don't design invitations for money you're an idiot.") What i need is an idea of what to call myself...i don't want to just use my name.

I was thinking "Studio Z Designs" since my last name starts with a Z and it's an interesting letter. But i'm not sure if that's a good name or not. Should i do something more...i don't know...stamp/invitation/greeting related?

What do you guys think?
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Old 12-26-2007, 03:28 PM   #2
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"Only Z Best" a pun on "Only the Best..."
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Old 12-26-2007, 04:05 PM   #3
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JENZ DESIGNS
JENZY DESIGNS
JENZY PAPER DESIGNS

STUDIO Z sounds too much like the studio g clear stamps from Michaels.
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Old 12-26-2007, 09:42 PM   #4
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JENZ DESIGNS
JENZY DESIGNS
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STUDIO Z sounds too much like the studio g clear stamps from Michaels.
I didn't really want to use "jen" on the name, but i do agree now that it sounds so much like Studio G stamps. Hmm.
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looks like there is already a studio z that makes cards....
http://www.studio-z.com/

I like jenzy designs... that's so cute!
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ZedHead Designs
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Zed Cards (sorry, you probably need to be a Brit of certain age to get the pun in that one!)
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What about A to Z Cards and Gifts?
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:13 AM   #8
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I'd use your last name. Good way for people to identify you. It's your work, why not have your name?

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Make it something that seperates you from your competition. Sorry my comany name is a little sappy and sentimental, but then I scrapbook for people that can't or don't have the time, so I wanted it to be sappy.
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Check on your state's website for business names--to make sure that the name you want isn't taken. Also, if you use part of your name in the business name, it's less likely to be one that is duplicated elsewhere.
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Honestly, would the people you'd be designing for know about Studio G? I do know about them, but still, when I pictured this name, I pictured it in script, with a funky loopy Z, and it didn't make me think of Studio G at all. And if you are designing for the "general public" I don't think anyone would make that link.

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Just my opinion.....but I would think that no matter how you designed the name, if it's the same as another, there could be trouble. Would be simpler to just choose something else. Again, just my opinion.

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Okay, how about this: my niece is about to have another girl who she's going to name Bella. How about Bella Z Studios? Has a nice ring to it...and i don't really plan on going international or anything...just doing work for the locals! How important would it be to avoid using someone else's name if they're half the country away?
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