Meet Elizabeth Arenella Toynes, the accomplished co-founder of Studio Dzo and the proud recipient of the 2023 Top Young Sign Maker Silver Medal. Despite growing up with entrepreneurial parents—one managing a sign shop and the other practicing law—Toynes envisioned a successful career, but not necessarily in the realm of signage.
To finance her accounting degree, Toynes obtained a Class A Texas barber license, showcasing her diverse skill set. Her professional journey commenced in accounting, working for a child fashion prodigy. Today, she leads Studio Dzo, a highly sought-after design studio and sign shop in the thriving market of Austin, Texas.
Operating a high-class design firm in one of America’s most popular cities is no small feat. However, Toynes and her team at Studio Dzo are well-equipped to handle the demands, providing both small and large businesses with impactful signage that captivates their customers.
Witness the story of this unique and talented entrepreneur as she shares insights into her unconventional path and the success of Studio Dzo.