Remember seeing these guys about a bazillion times a couple weeks ago? Well my constant reposting of the "Help Me Brand my Business" contest turned out to be incredibly helpful! Thank you so much to everyone who participated in telling me three words that you felt best described my business! Here are all the fabulous words I received from Instagram and Facebook responses:
After reading through these words dozens of times and thinking about my own description for my business, the words I most wanted to best describe me were Honest + Personal + Custom. Here is who they came from, and why it means so much for me to represent myself with these three words:
Jaymie Tetreault (one of my best friends & one of my bridesmaids!) wrote "Honest" in one of her 3 words to describe my business. I believe this to be one of the biggest compliments ever! I always want to be reflective, relatable and honest in my work, because my hope is for people to understand me so they can better understand my art. This is why "Honest" is the first & most important word/quality I want to stand for in my business.
John Nettles, winner of the rebranding contest for 3 free prints, and Haylea Barbieri both said "Personal" in their 3 word description, which I strive to be especially when working with the amazing people who commission me for art! I want the art that I make for you to reflect you, your life, your relationships, your emotions so the final product feels like it truly belongs to you. Which leads to the last word:
Ben, my husband, was more straightforward with his 3 words and "Custom" was one of them. Being literal when branding your business is essential and also important in the art world because things can get foggy really easily with fancy descriptions. I try to make it known that when you commission me for a custom painting, you can be as involved in the process as you want to be. You can choose size, medium, subject manner, and even get to see progress shots while I'm working on your painting until it's complete!
So the next step is... deciding how I want to represent myself visually! Want to learn how to brand your business? Don't have much money to get started? Here's what has helped me a bunch! : This site is Helpful
Good luck :) !
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