Signmakers design, paint, manufacture and install signs for displays, buildings, shopping complexes, signboards, boats, vehicles and structures.
Duties & Tasks
Signmakers may perform the following tasks:talk to clients to find out their requirements and provide digital images or miniature colour sketches if required
select suitable materials for signs such as adhesive vinyls, LEDs and LCDs, timber, plastic, metal or glass
prepare surfaces (by filling any holes, sanding and cleaning)
mix oil paint, enamel, plastic paint, poster colour or varnish
digitally design, sketch or draw letters and images with a template (pattern), paint the background (if required) and paint or print the sign
create two-dimensional or three-dimensional lettering using router, laser or rotary engraving, as well as graphics using computer-operated machinery
design custom vehicle art, wall murals, screen prints and gold-leaf work.
Signmakers work both indoors and outdoors, and spend some time on ladders or scaffolding. They may be required to work in confined spaces or use toxic substances.
interest and ability in drawing and design
organisational and analytical skills
willing to work at heights
good eyesight (may be corrected) and normal colour vision
good oral and written communication skills
aptitude for working with computers
good at working with hands
willing to work both indoors and outdoors.