Signwriters create signs for residential or commercial purposes. These signs can include everything from small signs for the front of a business to large billboards and vinyl signs and lettering for use in windows. A signwriter can also use computer software to generate signs with more accuracy.
In general, a signwriter’s task is to create a sign for a client or business. The methods a sign writer usually depend on the job and a client will typically provide details of their requirements and request.
A signwriter is often a combination of visual artist and craftsperson presents ideas to the client. Once the client chooses a sign, the signwriter can then begin work.
Different signwriters create signs in different ways. When hiring a signwriter ask them what materials and equipment they will be using. Wood, metal, vinyl, plastic, and other materials can all be used in creating signs for a client, depending on the desires and budget of a client.
Signwriters often do the artistic work in creating the concept of a sign, and physically create the sign as well.
A signwriter can also utilize more modern techniques and technology to create large signs using various modern mediums. Software may be utilised to ensure precision and to create a sign that can be printed via large format printers used to make banners and vinyl signs.
Signwriters may offer some or all of these services:
- 3D signs
- Automotive signage
- Awards, plaques & trophies
- Commercial signage
- Custom signage
- Driftwood sculpture
- Expo & conference signage
- Promotional signage
- Retail signage
- Signage consultancy
- Traditional signwriting