It is not easy to pick a perfect title. If you’ve ever had a business card made for you, you probably must have thought about the title to put under your name and it must have been a bit hard to decide. Titles are important in shaping how people view you, how they address you and even the kind of deals you get. Each title is a role, and roles come with acting, which is why it is important to be able to act the role t hat comes with any title you choose.

But why do we even need titles in the first place? Official titles are important because they give people an idea of what we do and how much power or authority we have at the company. When you tell someone “I am Zara Abdul,  aGraduare Intern at Logik Creatives”, you leave them no doubt about what you do at the company – you’re an intern, someone who’s learning. The same goes for when you introduce yourself as a Project Manager, the person knows exactly your role and the level of power you have at the company. 

Many people go for default title of CEO or something similar. There is nothing wrong with using the CEO  title for your small business, it’s just a bit of overdoing things when you’ve not gotten to that stage or achieved that status yet. There are over 400 job titles here on Zety’s list and probably many more elsewhere. But let’s leave all that and find you the perfect job title to use instead of CEO. Shall we?

What category do you belong to?

We have made some titles specially for the categories below. We know we can’t exhaust all the categories so if you don’t find your category, send a message via WhatsApp and I’ll fix you up with something.

Here are titles you can use irrespective of what your business is. It fits in gloriously and makes you appear as important as possible while maintaining some level of modesty.

  • Project Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Senior Strategist
  • Consultant
  • Director (then add a small description, e.g. Director of operations)
  • Head of (insert a description, e.g. Head of sales)
  • Manager ( to use this, add a description before or after it)
  • Specialist (this should be paired with something that describes what you're a specialist in, e.g. Skin Care Specialist)
  • Lead (this should be paired with what you actually do. For example, Lead strategist, Digital Marketing)
  • Coordinator
  • Supervisor

All these titles show t hat you're in some leadership position at the company.

Make it beautiful and funky.

  • Skin Care Specialist
  • Chief MUA
  • Model maker
  • Aesthetician
  • Cosmetologist
  • Beauty Artist
  • Beauty and Cosmetics Specialist

Here, you might choose to combine  roles in your title or just focus ont  the design and sewing part. I love fashion design because you can be funky with it, it doesn't have to be rigid.

Here are some examples:

  • Chief Designer
  • Creative Director
  • Senior Designer
  • Your Favourite Stylist
  • Style Specialist
  • Design Specialist
  • Style Wizard
  • Genius Stylist
  • Model Maker
  • Head of Design and Creativity
  • Lead Stylist

  • Head of Sales
  • Business Development Manager
  • Senior Sales Associate
  • Director of Sales
  • Sales and Distribustion Manager

Be funky and maybe a bit technical.

  • Interior/Exterior Decoration Specialist
  • Color Application Expert
  • Paint Application Specialist
  • Surface Improvement Technician
  • Surface Improvement Specialist
  • Surface Ornament Expert
  • Senior  Decorator
  • Head of Surfacing and Painting
  • Professional Painter

Be funky and maybe a bit technical.

  • Hair Therapy Expert
  • Senior Hairstylist
  • Salon Manager
  • Esthetician
  • Hair Care Specialist

In tech, what you can do is more important than the title you use. But as a freelancer picthing to a company, you might need a strong title. You don't want to appear like your hustle lacks a structure, so here are titles you can use for yourself in your small business.

  • Lead Creative
  • Head of Development/Design
  • Senior Design/Development Consultant
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Senior Development/Design Strategist
  • Senior Web Developer
  • Senior Cloud Consultant
  • Senior Software Engineer
  • Chief Systems Administrator
  • Cloud Software and Network Engineer
  • Senior Network Engineer
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Head or Product Design
  • Head of Design and Development
  • Senior Database Administrator
  • Senior Security Specialist
  • Senior Web Administrator

You can definitely tweak this to suit your particular role in the industry.


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Ife Joseph

I'm passionate about people and the environment. I believe that we are all we have and everyone needs someone. Business talks excite me! I love music and write poetry sometimes.

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