Recent content by Rick

  1. Sign Designing - Quote of the day...

    It would be a Cadillac CTS-V Hennesey modified Wagon, Kiton suit and Ferragamo kicks while flashing a Patek Phillipe... wouldn't be caught dead in an English SUV and cowboy boots....
  2. Buying Corel on eBay? Why the price difference?

    Sell a banner, there is the cost of the software and have the piece of mind knowing you have legit software... if it seems too good to be true, it usually is...
  3. Sign Designing - Quote of the day...

    I sorta get the argument Neato, except for one thing - you don't want to be a "sign designer" Not because of some random imperious statement(s) on the forum, or some vain attempt at making an incontrovertible posting where arguing makes you a pompous a$$ or not... no... "sign design" is too...
  4. New Product Digital design/ tea company

    I was just having a discussion with an illustrator about the gear he uses for his illustrations. He was working on some tea packaging and it was awesome. Your illustration looks appropriate for the product, (celestial seasonings comes to mind) but I can't say the same for the typography or how...
  5. tablet aid for sales and networking

    For basic sign work, I see a tablet as slightly over-kill but we still use one as it's integrated into our workflow. On introductory meetings, it's rarely used. We always have something to leave behind. I still take notes the old school way - pen and paper... Depends on the work you do, but it...
  6. Options besides Matthews paint

    I pretty much agree with the others about Matthews Paint. I have worked at other shops who also used Akzo-Nobel (Grip Guard) and Cardinal Paints
  7. Question Finding Outsourced Designers

    Unless you are still working on these... and I guess since you commented on someone’s evac maps, I should point out these are not compliant for California Title 19. You are required to have 2 exit points for each escape point, the map is required to be oriented to how it’s being viewed, some of...
  8. Interior Signage

    Pretty sure you are full service... Cool stuff here: https://artsigns.com http://www.sideshowsignco.com/gallery
  9. Training options for shop owners

    -- What type of training? Looking at your site, it looks like you do a lot of paint slinging... -- How many employees do you have? -- How many have that skill? -- Are you trying to get into other types of sign work?
  10. Logo Idea

    Yeah.. ummm... LOL... typical Texas_SignMaker... stop stretching your type - no wonder you took offense at the "ghetto" signs I showed...
  11. Estimate forms

    Have you been here? http://thesignexpert.com
  12. Sign Designing - Quote of the day...

    I question my physician all the time, for all I know, he had a "D" average in school and barely passed. Stephen Salzberg was an architectural sign designer so his clientele was different than most here. I have no clue if he still designs, but he's been around since the 60's When you get into...
  13. A fun colaboration...

    Googie done well, very nice...
  14. Sad news, read about Bob Stephens (Sign Maniac) in the newest Signcraft

    Salud! True inspiration, especially when you consider it's been quite a while since he posted any of his work here. But it's nice that he was inspired too. He mentioned Brian - SignasourusRex who was an inspiration to him when he picked up his brushes again, as well as Joe and Dan... RIP Bob...
  15. Nice Office Door Sign - Need some suggestions...

    To the average designer, it might take more than a couple of weeks, but I think you could pull it off... Most of my schooling came from collecting shop drawings from designers and other shops and studying them, and then making my own section drawings and collecting templates. I do a lot of drag...
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