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Notes from the Studios

April, 2008

Finding Your Niche!
A Note from Our President

Project Spotlight:
Pianist Tien Hsieh

Article of Note:
The Business of Music: Changing Landscapes

April Picks!

Featured Product Line from
our Swimming Paintbrush Division: Perfect for Mother's Day! "Hearts" note cards and prints

Featured Product from
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Perfect for Mother's Day!
(May 11th)


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National Stationery Show

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Canfield Design Studios, Inc.
410 West 24th Street, No. 6L
New York, NY 10011
TEL: 212.243.5295

Finding Your Niche!
A Note from Our President

Photo: Jan Goldstoff

With so much information coming at us from so many places these days, it is more important than ever that we do all we can to distinguish ourselves from our competition.

In this issue, we explore this topic in our recently published article Changing Landscapes; highlight our client, pianist Tien Hsieh, who is setting herself apart with an upcoming Carnegie Hall recital; and highlight two unique events - "Surviving & Thriving as a Woman Business Owner in a Male-Dominated Industry," and "Free for All at Town Hall," a free concert series in NYC.

Our Swimming Paintbrush division will also be exhibiting for the first time at the National Stationery Show in NYC May 18-21. We hope you can stop by if you are in the city! Details are below.

We hope you enjoy this issue, and as always, we welcome your thoughts!

Yours in prosperity,

Kathy Canfield Shepard, President
Canfield Design Studios, Inc.

Pianist Tien Hsieh Client Spotlight:
Pianist Tien Hsieh

Pianist Tien Hsieh, a treasured client of Canfield Design Studios, returns to NYC on May 18th, 2008! The recent recipient of a Distinguished Artist Award from the Artists International Alumni Winners Series will be playing a solo piano recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall at 5:30 pm on Sunday, May 18, 2008. Program offerings include something old and something new. For more information and to learn more about Tien, CLICK HERE to visit her website!

See more of our web design projects >>>

Article of Note

The Business of Music: Changing Landscapes
by Kathy Canfield Shepard
One of the keys to a creating a successful business is finding your niche market. What products can you — and only you — provide? And who is your ideal client or customer?
Read the entire article in the October 2007 issue of Allegro
(Local 802 - the NYC Musicians' Union - monthly paper) >>>

April Picks!

National Association of Women Business Owners-NYC
Business Luminaries Presents: Surviving & Thriving as a Woman
Business Owner in a Male-Dominated Industry - Tuesday, April 22nd!

Join us for this enlightening program when Nina Simon, founder of Renaissance Renovations, will share her stories and insights on being one of the only woman-owned general construction contracting firms in the New York City area.

Free For All at Town Hall
In its 2008 season of FREE concerts at Town Hall in NYC, "Free For All at Town Hall" presents two concerts on April 27th and May 4th.
April 27th: Richard Goode, the first American-born pianist to record the complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas.
May 4th: TASHI (Tibetan for "good fortune"). Together again for the first time in thirty years, pianist Peter Serkin, violinist Ida Kavafian, cellist Fred Sherry and clarinetist Richard Stoltzman play the work for which they originally formed: Olivier Messiaen's gripping Quartet for the End of Time.

We are offering a 10% discount on all of our new web and print design development projects through May 30th, 2008.
Please note: You must mention this email to qualify.

Click here to email us, or contact us by phone at 212.243.5295.

About Us
Canfield Design Studios works with those in the arts and nonprofit communities who need business support in how to market their projects, and with businesses and entrepreneurs who need help in marketing their businesses in a more creative way.

We Offer:
  • Website Design & Development
  • Print, Logo & Identity Design
  • Illustration
  • Creative Marketing Solutions
  • Consulting & Training
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