Help me pick an artistic name!

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  1. Smart is Good profile image61
    Smart is Goodposted 12 years ago

    Hey everyone! I would like you to post some ideas for my artistic name. I will describe myself and what I want and you tell me what you have come up with. First of all I am a graphic designer, I am 18 and very creative and kooky. I want this name to be short, creative, kooky as well, and design or art related. You can use other languages but only spanish, english and french, that are the ones I speak.
    The only semi-idea I have though of is something with the word pixel, but I would like to hear other ideas. So please help me!

    1. paradigmsearch profile image59
      paradigmsearchposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      You could end up having this trademark name for your entire career, so think

      1. mybestcribs1 profile image41
        mybestcribs1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I would proceed to a thesaurus and plug in the above words to start giving you ideas.

    2. paradigmsearch profile image59
      paradigmsearchposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I would proceed to a thesaurus and plug in the above words to start giving you ideas.

    3. Pearldiver profile image69
      Pearldiverposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Paint My Brush Inc - (Ink) big_smile

    4. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Honestly, this is the second time you've looked for someone to help you with a name. I've never known an artist who doesn't know themselves well enough to pick their own names.

      1. Smart is Good profile image61
        Smart is Goodposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        I posted the same question twice, once as a proper question and the same as a forum just because sometimes my questions get deleted here in hubpages. I do know myself more than enough and that's why I described myself so you could come up with ideas. Of course I'm not going to take the names anyone gives me; it's just for inspiration which is what artist do. I chose my artistic name on my own with ideas I already had; I just wanted to know what everyone thought. So If you finished judging, thank you for your post and don't bother to reply.

        1. couturepopcafe profile image60
          couturepopcafeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          Oh, boo hoo. I guess I was judging. Sorry about that. I'm just tired of children who want someone else to do their homework for them. There's so much of that in these forums. "Help me with my first hub!" "Please check out my hubs!" "Help me pick a name" (When I'm not going to use your names anyway I just want to waste everyone's time).  Now that may or may not be you but...

          1. Smart is Good profile image61
            Smart is Goodposted 11 years agoin reply to this

            I know hubpages is packed with people who don't even know how to write, or ask silly questions. I'm young but I'm no child, I love writing and I love art; but it's good for an artist to search for inspiration, to ask others opinions, to share; etc. I by no means intended to sound like "I'm just wasting your time" but what I meant by saying that I wasn't going to use anyone else's ideas was because I wouldn't feel good about it. I wanted to name myself and everyone here in the forum could help me boost my inspiration and ideas I had hidden in my head to come up with a name on my own. You seem smart enough to understand where I'm coming from and I hope in the future you might want to check some of my work.

            1. WD Curry 111 profile image57
              WD Curry 111posted 11 years agoin reply to this

              Take it from an artist. Never ask a writer.

            2. couturepopcafe profile image60
              couturepopcafeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

              That's funny WD. No, really.

              Dear Smart - I'm so glad you responded with that. I actually got back in here to give you a public apology. I thought about deleting my former comment and decided I needed to be up for public accountability. Anyway, I apologize sincerely with the weak excuse of having a rare frustrating day that day. You're a beautiful and no doubt talented person and deserve all your heart's desires. I wish you prosperity in your prolific talent.

              P.S. I'm an artist, writer, designer, former dancer, singer, with a bit of film acting under my belt. Just a sidebar about the don't ask a writer bit. But I do get it. smile

              1. WD Curry 111 profile image57
                WD Curry 111posted 11 years agoin reply to this

                Never ask an artist either. That is what my favorite teacher at Ringling said, "Never ask another artist to critique your work." I never asked him, but he critiqued mine plenty!

                I was touched that you left your comment up. I have gone back and trashed some of mine. I am sorry anyone at all saw them. I have enough dumb stuff around here as it is.

    5. Marisa Wright profile image87
      Marisa Wrightposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      What's the end purpose of the name?

      If you're seeking to gain credibility online, nicknames of any kind aren't the best choice.  People like to deal with real people. 

      I know many people who started out their internet journey using a nickname and then wished they'd used a proper name.   It doesn't have to be your name, it just has to sound like it could be a real person, with a first name and a surname.

      1. Pamela N Red profile image85
        Pamela N Redposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        I agree with Marisa. You need something that sounds professional and represents your work. Once you start with a name you should stick with it.

        1. Smart is Good profile image61
          Smart is Goodposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          I think you're right, the main reason why I was trying to come up with an artistic name is because both my name and surname are as common as they can be, and don't match at all with my style and personality. The name I came up with is Pixie Kadavra and I'm happy with it.

    6. Greek One profile image64
      Greek Oneposted 11 years agoin reply to this


    7. profile image0
      JohnPLyonsposted 6 years agoin reply to this


    8. Warren Hunt profile image57
      Warren Huntposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      how about,  smart is good, the creative artist or, Florence the imaginary artist

    9. helenstuart profile image61
      helenstuartposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      how about Pix L. and please ignore the rude comments of insecure people who suddenly get the opportunity to PUT YOU down because you were open and honest and asked a question. I am just blown away when I see what I presume are grown people being such Bullies. It's not you. Being anonymous brings out the anti-social in their media. Prosperity and congratulations.

    10. venus Psychic profile image60
      venus Psychicposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      i wonder after 5 years what you made ..thanks

    11. Gab Ferrer profile image58
      Gab Ferrerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      This is how I come up with mine. So I'm a fashion enthusiast, but I'm still learning all about it. Like the artist and their forte. You just have to reflect it in who you are! lol Check my story!

    12. profile image53
      Rose Upshurposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      For several years I have not been able to invent a stage name for myself. I am an aspiring writer and therefore a pseudonym is very important to me! I can only advise you to play around with Latin or German words.

  2. Nouveau Skeptic profile image63
    Nouveau Skepticposted 12 years ago

    random ideas:

  3. PixelsToLife profile image60
    PixelsToLifeposted 12 years ago

    Pixie Chic

  4. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
    mistyhorizon2003posted 12 years ago


    1. Tusitala Tom profile image68
      Tusitala Tomposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Wing shadow.     You can use it as one or two words.  You could have someone design a logo using this.  The name just came to me.  Makesure no one else has it.  If not, and you like it - go for it.

  5. 2uesday profile image68
    2uesdayposted 12 years ago

    It might help if you can select something that conveys what you can do.   

    Remember to check what comes up on a search engine before selecting a name to   use and check it for already being used by others too.

      Graphite/  Word play on graphic,dynamite and other part words -

      Pixel Lady
      Pixel Power
      Power Pixel - but I am thinking a pixel is only a small part of a picture
      Graphic Chic

    That's all I can brainstorm in one go.

    1. Teresa Schultz profile image68
      Teresa Schultzposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Good advice that it might help if the title selected conveys what Smart is Good does, 2uesday, especially if Smart is Good gets a website to advertise her services - having a site found in natural search results can save one a lot of money in advertising costs - and people looking for a designer don't look for cute sounding names when they look for a designer on the Internet - one idea could be to name a domain/website with a search engine friendly name, and follow it on the site only (not in the domain's wording) with "by thecutesoundingnameyouchoose" eg a domain and then on the site Graphic Designer Peru by PixelPixie (or whatever other nickname)

      1. Teresa Schultz profile image68
        Teresa Schultzposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        oops, that didn't come out sounding right. I meant it to be Graphic Designer Peru, PixelPixie (or Graphic Design in Peru by PixelPixie)

  6. Borsia profile image39
    Borsiaposted 12 years ago

    Polypix a combination of the polygon tool and pixel
    Dodgettte Burner
    point lady
    Miss highpass
    Magic wanda

  7. mel22 profile image60
    mel22posted 12 years ago

    Pixel and Kookies

  8. Teresa Schultz profile image68
    Teresa Schultzposted 12 years ago


  9. profile image0
    PhenomWriterposted 12 years ago

    Hey, I have one for you. Don't say it was good?

    **Colors of Ikhnaton**

    Ikhnaton was a Pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt who ruled for 17 years and died perhaps in 1336 BC or 1334 BC. He was a terrific poet who wrote some of the most subtle, and beautiful poems ever written. How many times had you had a poet on the throne?

    "You arise beauteous in the horizon of the heavens
    Oh living Aten who creates life.
    When you shine forth in the Eastern horizon you fill every land with your beauty.
    You are so beautiful: you are great; gleaming and high over every land.
    Your rays embrace the lands and all you have created;
    You are Re and reach out to all your creations, and hold them for your beloved Son.
    You are afar, but your rays touch the earth;
    Men see you, but know not your ways."

    -Ikhnaton, 'Poem of Praise to the Sun'

  10. princesswithapen profile image91
    princesswithapenposted 12 years ago

    (standing for Smart Is Good Design)

  11. Faithful Daughter profile image80
    Faithful Daughterposted 12 years ago

    Dama de Colores or Pixel-Lady

  12. profile image0
    Longhunterposted 12 years ago

    Are you looking for name ideas for a business? If so, I like Princesswithapen's idea, SIG DESIGN. A lot could be done to create a logo for that.

    If not and this is for your artwork, use your own name and let your art and style speak for itself. Let people associate both with you and your name.

    JMHO for what it's worth.

  13. profile image0
    RTalloniposted 11 years ago


    designs by belle graphique

    sig's graffito designs

    couleur by graffito

    unique couleur

    couleur cas

  14. Cara.R profile image68
    Cara.Rposted 11 years ago

    Hi, I'm not sure if my French is any good but i tired smile  GraphistePixel,  (I tired for as short as I could)
    PixelShifting,     CreatifPixel       JoueurPixel             ArtisteMe

  15. Smart is Good profile image61
    Smart is Goodposted 11 years ago

    Thanks to everyone, I've chosen my artistic name already and it is... Pixie Kadavra. I'm starting a facebook virtual portfolio; so far I only got some of the pictures I've taken but it would be cool for you to check them out and let me know what you think. Constructive criticism is always wecome.

    1. rebekahELLE profile image87
      rebekahELLEposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I like it! And I like your FB page.  I think after looking at your work, it fits you perfectly. 
      How did you finally make your choice?

      1. Smart is Good profile image61
        Smart is Goodposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        I knew I wanted to have something related to the word "pixel" because it is very linked to graphic design; but to add a more girly touch I though of Pixie and then after weeks of brainstorming I found that the word Kadavra was very mysterious, a bit kooky and I though It suited me better than my other options. Beside I think that both pixie and Kadavra sound good together and I can relate to it. Thank you for checking out my work. I'll be posting more stuff soon. XO

  16. WD Curry 111 profile image57
    WD Curry 111posted 11 years ago

    These days, people use fake names too much. Artists should go by their own name, unless they are wanted by the law. Your studio or gallery name can be fictitious. Then you can represent others work as well as your own.

    How about Pixel Perfect? Maybe Pure Pixel Perfection?

    1. Xenonlit profile image60
      Xenonlitposted 11 years ago

      If you want to be regarded as girly, then a girly theme will work for a limited audience and for a time in your life.

      But down the road, you might want a more serious and mature moniker that will last for a long time while telling your audience that you also mean business.

      Pixels relate to the resolution, clarity and quality of images. There are words that could tie together the concept of pixels and femininity without appearing to be overly lighthearted or youthful.

    2. Hui (蕙) profile image60
      Hui (蕙)posted 11 years ago

      Red Snowlotus smile
      A beautiful flower lives on snow mountains, sometimes in a difficult habitat in which no other species can survive. Generally yellow, and the red is rare.

      Remember this is the second time I give you a suggetion with similar questions. big_smile

      1. melindaburge profile image60
        melindaburgeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Love it!

        Personally I think sorter is sweeter -

    3. profile image57
      mauriasposted 7 years ago


    4. petermurray profile image79
      petermurrayposted 6 years ago

      I am not sure why this forum is showing at the top of the list when your question was asked 5 years ago.

      Did you pick an artist name?

      Theo Heartist is the genius/pseudonym who is helping me release my inner artist and creative potential.
      Why did I choose the name Theo Heartist? Do a Google search for Theo Heartist and find out why.

    5. GoodnewsBassey profile image61
      GoodnewsBasseyposted 6 years ago

      how about LOGISLEEP.

    6. Benson Samson profile image60
      Benson Samsonposted 6 years ago

      I think i can help

    7. psycheskinner profile image80
      psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

      This post is five years old, I doubt any more suggestions are needed.

      1. Ramonsays profile image60
        Ramonsaysposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I reading this post now hilarious, the comments on here.

    8. R Swafford profile image91
      R Swaffordposted 6 years ago

      When you spell Pixel backwards, it becomes Lexi P.

    9. John Dove profile image90
      John Doveposted 6 years ago

      What a great idea! You are probably getting a lot of good candidates for your "pen" name. My suggestions are "pixelmaster" or "pixelvisionary."
      All the best!

    10. John Dove profile image90
      John Doveposted 6 years ago

      Hi venus Psychic--

      How about PixelPixie

      1. Abdullah ishfaq profile image64
        Abdullah ishfaqposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        excuse me?

    11. Abdullah ishfaq profile image64
      Abdullah ishfaqposted 5 years ago

      i am new here guys please help me.

    12. profile image53
      ecoprincessposted 5 years ago

      even your actual name and an anagram

    13. Elitataz profile image61
      Elitatazposted 5 years ago

      Nice article

    14. dogo365 profile image60
      dogo365posted 5 years ago

      Find a specialist

    15. Les LaMotte profile image60
      Les LaMotteposted 5 years ago


      The name you choose should be oriented to the client not you... speak their language from their perspective and point of view. The name should reflect the benefits that you bring to the table.

    16. Ronald Hart profile image60
      Ronald Hartposted 4 years ago

      I think Design4You is good.

    17. JBurt3214 profile image60
      JBurt3214posted 4 years ago

      Oh, oho hoh

    18. profile image0
      saneaposted 4 years ago

      Sooo what you want buddy

    19. misslong123 profile image84
      misslong123posted 4 years ago

      I would assume since the 7 years this original post was written that you have found the right name, but maybe someone else has jumped on the bandwagon.

      I would pick something that hasn't already been taken on social media - across all the different sources you plan to use. Like I wish I had known of this tip, because after much thought, I found the name flirty knitter to be free across blogger, twitter, ravelry, pinterest, etc. but I have since thought - duh! I am married and not flirty, and although my husband chose the name, it just doesn't fit well, and I've had to change the name several times anyway, so I would go thru each and every social media you will do and all the blogs and websites you will know and aim for consistency above all else!

      Good luck!

      1. misslong123 profile image84
        misslong123posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Oh, and my suggestion on the name is pixie dust. lol

    20. profile image53
      Rose Upshurposted 4 years ago

      I am a person who can not imagine my life without traveling! I inherited from my grandmother an old house with a fireplace in the hallway. And above it - an empty wall. My husband and I have been looking for something so special for the interior to adhere to the grandmother's style. We came across a very creative and interesting site, My husband ordered a watercolor world map canvas. The quality is amazing! In addition, the canvas successfully joined the surrounding interior and even fit on the wall, above the fireplace! This store is just a storehouse for inspiration.

    21. terrence2642 profile image60
      terrence2642posted 4 years ago


    22. profile image58
      Wishhowposted 4 years ago

      I really like it! also I like your FB page.


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