Signwriter man painting I love you mom in his motorbike at garage as a tribute

Signwriter

Signwriters design, fabricate and paint signs for displays, buildings, hoardings, boats and structures.

Overview

Signwriters design, fabricate and paint signs for displays, buildings, hoardings, boats and structures.

Day-to-day

  • conferring with clients and responding to proposals, sketches and written instructions to determine composition of signs
  • designing and creating signs and graphics using computer software and signmaking machines
  • designing and creating signs by measuring and calculating letter size, preparing the surface, applying background paint using brushes, sprays and rollers, and creating the letters using brushes, stencils, enamel paint and decals
  • designing and creating wall murals, screen prints, gold leaf work and custom vehicle art
  • painting signs and lettering using lacquers, varnishes, paints and other materials
  • painting signs on brick, metal, timber, glass, plastic and other surfaces
  • making and erecting three dimensional signs
  • preparing cost estimates for labour and materials
  • may erect and work on scaffolding
  • may install signs on-site.

Considerations

  • requires driving.

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$1,462 / week
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Stable
Apprenticeships may be available

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