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Notes from the Studios

The leader in graphic design, web and marketing services for the arts, nonprofit and small business communities.

February 2009

Now is the time
to promote yourself!

Announcing Our New Website

Client Spotlight:
The New York Virtuoso Singers
The Canticum Novum Singers

Our Recent Appearances

Diversifying the Ways We Find New Opportunities


Coming Soon from
The Swimming Paintbrush
Another New Website!

About Us

Coming Soon from
The Swimming Paintbrush


We're also upgrading our Swimming Paintbrush website. Watch for the upcoming announcement at the end of the month.

Swimming Paintbrush website

Swimming Paintbrush logo

Canfield Design Studios, Inc.
2887 College Avenue, No. 342
Berkeley, CA 94705
TEL: 212.243.5295

Now is the time to promote yourself!
A Note from Our President

Photo: Jan Goldstoff

Now is a great time to promote yourself - then when the economy gets back on track, you'll be the first to come to mind when people are buying again.

Here at Canfield Design Studios, we're taking our own advice, and in this issue of Notes, we'll tell you how — we've been working on our new website (just launched this week), exhibiting at conferences, participating in a panel discussion at the Chamber Music America conference, and exploring ways to diversify how we look for new opportunities. We've also welcomed new clients and completed new projects, some of which we'll highlight below.

And be sure to look below for a special offer, making now the PERFECT time to promote yourself, your business, or a new project!

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

Very best wishes to you all for a great 2009!

Kathy Canfield Shepard, President
Canfield Design Studios, Inc.

Canfield Design Studios new website Announcing Our New Website

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new, redesigned Canfield Design Studios website at During these challenging times, instead of cutting back on our marketing efforts, we've increased them!

Click here to check out
our new look >>>

Contact us to see how we can help you increase your marketing efforts!

Client Spotlight:
The New York Virtuoso Singers & The Canticum Novum Singers

The New York Virtuoso Singers & The Canticum Novum Singers Founded in 1988 by conductor Harold Rosenbaum, The New York Virtuoso Singers has become this country's leading exponent of contemporary choral music. Although the chorus performs music of all periods, its emphasis is on commissioning, performing and recording the music of American composers.

The Canticum Novum Singers, hailed by critics and audiences alike, is now in its 36th exciting season under the direction of its founder, Harold Rosenbaum. During the past 35 years, this chamber choir has achieved both national and international recognition for its stylistic versatility, vocal blend, and expressive range.

We recently designed a unified look for all of the marketing materials for both of these ensembles, including websites, brochures, postcards, and business materials. Click here to see more >>>

See more of our projects >>>

Our Recent Appearances

Canfield Design Studios was an exhibitor at both the Association of Performing Arts Presenters and Chamber Music America conferences this past January.

At the Chamber Music America conference, our President, Kathy Shepard, was also on the panel "Virtual Becomes Reality: Building Community Through Technology," with composer and publisher Alex Shapiro and pianist/composer Billy Childs.

In this session, we discussed how the Internet has given all of us the possibility of 24/7 presence in every country in the world, and shared with the audience our strategies and recommendations for building vital communities that lead to more clients, fans, opportunities and income. From the myriad ways to maintain a consistently effective web presence to the tools needed to cultivate professional relationships, this frank conversation offered insights and information that could be put to immediate use by every attendee.

At Canfield Design Studios we offer a variety of consulting services on these topics and more! Please contact us for further information.

Diversifying the Ways We Find New Opportunities

Canfield Design Studios President Kathy Shepard, also a professional French hornist, will be performing with The Chelsea Symphony in New York City on Sunday, March 22nd at 3 PM. More details will follow in our next newsletter.

We have found that being active in organizations not necessarily related to our core business can often lead to business relationships. Whether performing with a musical group or being active in a volunteer group or other type of organization, surprise opportunities can be just around the corner!


Through April 2009, we are offering a 10% discount on any of our design services here at Canfield Design Studios. Please mention this newsletter discount offer when ordering maintenance services, or when contacting us about your new project.

If you think you can't afford a new website or marketing piece, please
ask us — we have a variety of options designed to get you up and running in ANY economy!

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
Click here to learn more and see our portfolio >>>