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LedderHed

New Member
I'm glad to be here first of all. I have only been in the biz for 2 yrs, as a result of purchasing a business from a friend. I jumped in with 2 months experience and the previous owner agreed to stay on for two weeks non-pay. I took over his accounts and studied the the book, "Mastering Layout", by Mike Stevens. I also appied myself to CasMate and then Flexi Pro 7. There were a lot of late nights between getting jobs done and trying to learn the program. Before this, over the past 6 or 7 yrs, I played around with Illustaror and Coreldraw.
In high school I took commercial art for three yrs. In my senior yr. my teacher recommended I look for work at a commercial sign company. Well I tried, but failed. Every where I appied... I got the same answer; "We're not hiring" "Got any experience" "We are looking for journeymen". That was 1974, Billings, Mt. After moving to Florida and being in the communications field for almost 22 yrs, as a sub-contractor. I lost interest and I was getting too old to be crawling in attics and working in the hot sun. That's when my friend offered me a proposal. Since I bought the business I haven't been happier. I think back on it now and wished I wouldn't have given up so easily on my search for the job I was looking for after high school. Yes, I must humbly admit, I am a rookie...... But I am making a good profit learning and doing what I love.
 

THATgirl

New Member
looks like you slid in from another board with that name and avatar. lol
welcome to signs 101!
 
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gtjet

New Member
I was going to say something about the "wind" in your area, but Pearl talked me out of it. Welcome again
 

LedderHed

New Member
gtjet said:
I was going to say something about the "wind" in your area, but Pearl talked me out of it. Welcome again

If you notice my avitar, you will know I am an expert in the subject of wind.
 

LedderHed

New Member
THATgirl said:
looks like you slid in from another board with that name and avatar. lol
welcome to signs 101!

I just found this avitar this morning and it's a first for this name. Butt I would like tto meet the person who looks like me
 

Bigdawg

Just Me
Welcome! Shareasoda? wouldn't be south of Borington would it? Came up to TN from there.. still got family down that way.. anyway welcome to Signs 101... very helpful place!
 

LedderHed

New Member
BigdawgDesign said:
Welcome! Shareasoda? wouldn't be south of Borington would it? Came up to TN from there.. still got family down that way.. anyway welcome to Signs 101... very helpful place!
Thanx Bigdawg, but the "Share-a-soda" is another was of saying Sarasota, on the west coast of Florida.
 

nxtremesign

New Member
Welcome

welcome to y'all & ever'body out that away.
About your avitar, Is that your twin brother? Just kidding.
I like the humor! :biggrin:
Hello & :Welcome: 2 :signs101: from Georgia :Cool 2: :cool1:
 

LedderHed

New Member
BigdawgDesign said:
I knew that Ledderhed... Bradenton=borington (spent way too many years there!!)..... welcome aboard!
It slipped right byme...It won't happen again. By the way....when were you here? Did you do what you do now when you in Borington? Who do you know in the Biz?
 

Bigdawg

Just Me
Left in 1996 to move up to Tennessee. Wasn't in the sign biz down there - I was a prepress specialist - in other words if you couldn't figure out how to get a job set-up to print or were having technical problems, you called me and I made it work. Also did work for Homes & Land Guide for many years, did some time at the Bradenton Herald. Last place I worked was Linotronic Service Bureau/Creative Typography in Palmetto, but they aren't in business anymore. Loved it down there - my family is still there, but there were just WAY too many people per square inch for us!
 

vid

New Member
oooooooo my eyes! my eyes! After seeing that avatar, you've wrecked 'em!

welcome,
vid
 
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