The JOY of signs… what’s yours?

Speaking strictly for myself, I really like making signs. I like the creative aspect of concept and design. I revel in the hands-on experience of cutting & painting the blank, shaping the accents, producing the vinyl graphics or laying in some gorgeous gold leaf. I REALLY like seeing that final sign going up on my client’s building or watching their eyes light up when that van wrap rolls around the corner for the first time…

Now that I think of it, I LOVE making signs!


I have noticed over the last few years that I have been steadily moving away from the pleasure of being a “sign guy” into the role of being a sign business professional. What used to be a normal day of making signs has turned into a normal day of running a sign business. Now, don’t get me wrong, I still love what I do. I get a great amount of pleasure from all the new things I learn everyday as my sign and graphics company continues to grow… just sometimes I miss the “good old days” of paint & brush (I know that sounds crazy but there it is).

So what I have been wondering is… what sign related things did you (or do you still do) that bring you sheer joy in your sign business? What can you just work on and never even notice time pass? What types of projects make you get up, hours later with sore knees and back, and just grin for the fun of it?

I’m genuinely curious and would love to hear your thoughts so please click this link to go to the question as it is posted on the forum at Sign up, introduce yourself, if you haven’t already, and share with the wider sign community.