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!
You could end up having this trademark name for your entire career, so think carefully...
I would proceed to a thesaurus and plug in the above words to start giving you ideas.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Take it from an artist. Never ask a writer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
how about, smart is good, the creative artist or, Florence the imaginary artist
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.
i wonder after 5 years what you made ..thanks
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 -
Power Pixel - but I am thinking a pixel is only a small part of a picture
That's all I can brainstorm in one go.
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 graphic-designer-peru.com and then on the site Graphic Designer Peru by PixelPixie (or whatever other nickname)
Polypix a combination of the polygon tool and pixel
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'
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.
designs by belle graphique
sig's graffito designs
couleur by graffito
Hi, I'm not sure if my French is any good but i tired GraphistePixel, (I tired for as short as I could)
PixelShifting, CreatifPixel JoueurPixel ArtisteMe
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.
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?
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
This post is five years old, I doubt any more suggestions are needed.
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!
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.
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