Profession sign maker

Sign makers design and develop signs for a variety of uses such as flyers, traffic signs, billboards and business signs. They use different materials and techniques and if necessary they install the sign on site. Furthermore they also perform maintenance and repairs.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Graphic design

    The techniques to create a visual representation of ideas and messages.

Skills

  • Draw design sketches

    Create rough pictures to assist in creating and communicating design concepts.

  • Develop design ideas cooperatively

    Share and develop design ideas with the artistic team. Conceptualise new ideas independently and with others. Present your idea, gain feedback and take it into account. Make sure the design fits with the work of other designers.

  • Monitor developments in technology used for design

    Identify and explore recent developments in technology and materials used in the live performance industry, in order to create an up-to-date technical background for one’s personal design work.

  • Conduct research on trends in design

    Conduct research on present and future evolutions and trends in design, and associated target market features.

  • Present detailed design proposals

    Prepare and present detailed design suggestions for a specific production to a mixed group of people, including technical, artistic and management staff.

  • Plan new packaging designs

    Come up with new ideas concerning the size, shape and colour of packaging.

  • Design package

    Develop and design the form and structure of a product's package.

  • Make numerical calculations

    Work with numbers and perform complex calculations. An understanding of the basics of maths is crucial.

  • Perform quality control of design during a run

    Control and ensure the quality of design results during a run.

  • Collaborate with designers

    Communicate and collaborate with fellow designers in order to coordinate new products and designs.

  • Develop design plans

    Develop design plans by using computer-aided-design (CAD); work in accordance with budget estimates; organise and conduct meetings with clients.

  • Develop design concept

    Research information to develop new ideas and concepts for the design of a specific production. Read scripts and consult directors and other production staff members, in order to develop design concepts and plan productions.

  • Develop creative ideas

    Developing new artistic concepts and creative ideas.

Optional knowledge and skills

types of moulded fibres paint ship decks process man-made fibres translate requirement concepts into visual design manipulate glass cut glass translate artistic concepts to technical designs printing media types of paint supervise work on design planning follow safety procedures when working at heights maintenance of printing machines operate monogram-printing device prepare equipment for textile printing printing techniques collaborate in the development of marketing strategies