Thursday, March 11, 2010

Today was exciting!

These photo represent a very tiny start into something NEW and really really fun!
I imagined how they would come out in my head today, and came home to make them happen.
They didn't turn out quite as nice as I had hoped, but I wanted to post them anyway. on:
I'm taking this (awesome) online Indie Biz 2.0 class to help me further my side business that will hopefully one day be my only business.
My business is a variety of items, mostly paper: invites, announcements, stationary, note cards, etc. but I also want to do design work for other people for their social media needs: blog banners, twitter backgrounds etc.
I make girly designs and cute like stuffs.

I have never in my life been able to come up with a company name.
For the last two years I have just went with: Nicole Underwood Design
and the url:

But I am in the process of re branding myself and starting fresh, so a real name would be good.
I went through like a billion and one names last night and this morning!

Some things I have come up with:
- Charming Hellos
- Dainty Doodles
- Darling Doodles (this one kinda makes me want to puke)
- Scribbles & Sprinkles
- Art with Sprinkles
- Lines & Sprinkles (too coke-ish?)
- Doodles & Sprinkles
- Paper with Sprinkles
- Like Honey (you know, like sweet and stuff)
- Sugared lines (again, coke pops into my head)
- Sugary Doodles
- Loves Coffee & Design
- For the Love of Coffee & Design (too long?)

Some things my awesome friends @threaldess came up with:
- Sprinkle me sideways
- Hi Sprinkle
- Sprinkles of Sugar?
- Sprinkle it With Sunshine
- Hoots and Kisses
- Hoot 'n' Holler
- Whoooo Loves Sprinkles
- Owlicious Sprinkles
- Doodle Owl Over
- Cap'n Geach and the Shrimp Shack Shooter (THE BEST ONE OF THE NIGHT)
- Sprinkle-Flavoured Owls
- Owls in my Sprinkles
- Inky Sprinkles
- Hello Happy
- Clouds with Sprinkles
- Glitter cakes
- Sprinklowls
- Hello Doodle
- heavenly doodles
- hootley doodley
- wonderwood

Then this morning I came up with these:
- the icing on the owl
- Hello Hootinanny
- Hoot & Hello
- I Give Hoot
- I don't give a hoot
- Hooty Hootersons
- Owl Sprinkles
- Sprinkles & Hellos
- Say Hello
- Hello Sweetcheeks

annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd... (dun dun dunnnnnnn)
I bought today!!!

What do you think?
Cute, fun, sassy,'s all me, right?
I love it and am super excited about getting started on my re-branding.
It's gonna be HUGE!

I was thinking that I will keep my little owl logo, cuz I love it SO much.
And am going to have a huge line of cute and awesome things.
Lots of takes on "HELLO", owls, mustaches, and yes...even cupcakes.

Thanks to EVERYONE on threadless, twitter, facebook & club indie for your input.
It helps SO much to get feedback.
I love you all!


Cathe said...

Love the new name and your new goals!

Ivey Handcrafted said...

I think that is a great new name :)

Congrats on finding the perfect fit!


Tracy said...

How fun! I can't wait to see your new brand! :-)

dognbird said...

Your brain is crackling with ideas. I love it, thanks for the blast of inspiration!

Marsinah {mar-see-na} said...

Great brainstorming! These are the names I liked : Sprinkles & Hellos, Hello Sweetcakes, and Like Honey.. I like these because they don't stick to a trend and identify your look as a business.. :) Good luck choosing your name!

Ink Obsession Designs said...

I love, love, love the new name!! I think it is perfect and can't wait to see everything that Hello Sweet Cheeks brings!! Yay! :)

Nicole Underwood Gonzalez said...

eeeeeee!! thanks so much all of you!! I am super excited!!