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Old 09-10-2018, 04:49 PM
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Gmail address art vs arts

I wanted to make a gmail account for my art, and thought of [email protected], or [email protected]

I do more than one type of art; as well as painting, drawing, I do a little photography, and the occasional video, and some graphic art or digital art.

would I be best call it sossityccorbyarts, or will sossityccorbyart cover this?

should I make the art part plural? or will singular be ok? I like to have as few letters as possible, it is easier for me to remember, and keeps me from mistyping things.
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Re: Gmail address art vs arts

IMO, art is better than arts. The latter makes me think of artisanal stuff rather than fine art. But honestly, I don't think it's that big of a deal.
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Old 09-10-2018, 06:00 PM
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IMO, art is better than arts. The latter makes me think of artisanal stuff rather than fine art. But honestly, I don't think it's that big of a deal.

Yeah, I thought of this too, would just art make sense to accomodate photography, graphic art and video that I dabble in too?
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Re: Gmail address art vs arts

I agree with Harold Roth that "art" would be better than "arts."

I suggest securing both and set up forwarding of the "arts" account to the "art" account. That way if someone gets it wrong, the mail will still reach you.
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Old 09-11-2018, 12:30 AM
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would just art make sense to accomodate photography, graphic art and video that I dabble in too?

It seems to make sense - just make sure your website, marketing materials, and any other branding-related items are such that you maintain focus as not to confuse your target audience.

What I mean by that is, for example, if a buyer/collector, gallerist, or whoever comes to your site and sees a "Jack/Jacqui of all trades," it could reflective negatively on the professionalism of your work.

If the different mediums complement each other and can be framed to form a cohesive identity and body of work, that's fine.
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It seems to make sense - just make sure your website, marketing materials, and any other branding-related items are such that you maintain focus as not to confuse your target audience.

What I mean by that is, for example, if a buyer/collector, gallerist, or whoever comes to your site and sees a "Jack/Jacqui of all trades," it could reflective negatively on the professionalism of your work.

If the different mediums complement each other and can be framed to form a cohesive identity and body of work, that's fine.

"Jacqui of all trades" that's funny.

I have been and still am primarily into drawing and painting, but have done a little photography, digital art, graphic art, video, and even a little bit of crafts. So it looks like a vote for art.

thanks for the input.
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I agree with Harold Roth that "art" would be better than "arts."

I suggest securing both and set up forwarding of the "arts" account to the "art" account. That way if someone gets it wrong, the mail will still reach you.

Just to clarify,

So when I send an email from one of my gmails and do other stuff, do I make my art account the primary one I send email from and then forward and port to my arts gmail?

if I give out my email to someone do I give my art or arts one?
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Re: Gmail address art vs arts

I would choose one and stick to it. Your question made me think of an artist I like, Dan Witz. He paints mosh pit scenes, makes videos, installations, street art, and books. He uses just his name for everything.
https://www.danwitz.com/index.php
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If you want to look ultra professional, you need an email address for a domain name. Worrying about an 's' in a free gmail address is probably just overthinking it.
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Re: Gmail address art vs arts

Why not simplify your email to [email protected] or your last name at gmail. Would be easier for clients to remember.
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If you want to look ultra professional, you need an email address for a domain name. Worrying about an 's' in a free gmail address is probably just overthinking it.



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Re: Gmail address art vs arts

I see businesses now mostly use gmail, not their domain name and it's most probably because sooner or later the address is will get over run by spam. That's what happened to me and now I only use freebie email addresses online and my domain email only on printed material like business cards.
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I see businesses now mostly use gmail, not their domain name and it's most probably because sooner or later the address is will get over run by spam. That's what happened to me and now I only use freebie email addresses online and my domain email only on printed material like business cards.

I happen to own an online non art business that has been online since 1998, and I can not make the same claims you're making. We actually have very little spam.

It's just good business practice to have the same email address on all printed and non printed materials including business cards, along with your phone number.

To do different is shooting yourself in the foot.
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If you want to look ultra professional, you need an email address for a domain name. Worrying about an 's' in a free gmail address is probably just overthinking it.

Yeah, I do have domains I have been sitting on, and I may buy sossityccorby.com as well.

That is what I have heard, but I have never had the time to figure out my own website.

when I have sossityccorby.com, then my email would be [email protected]? or [email protected]?
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Re: Gmail address art vs arts

When you have sossityccorby.com, then your email would be [email protected] - for instance [email protected].
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