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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Work, Work, Work Edition: Here's Your Sign

I worked for a company called Fast Signs for a short time in the Spring and Summer of 2010. It was only a temporary job so I don't have much to say about it. Basically what we did there was design signs for different businesses, for private use and we also did vehicle wraps. Not only did we design those things but we had to print them out and apply them to slabs of wood, metal, buildings, windows, etc. We made banners, street signs, decals, and even those signs you see in the outfields of baseball fields. 

One of our biggest projects was the Hometown Heroes banners which were hung on light posts all over the city. The Hometown Heroes banners had pictures of people who are serving or used to serve in the military. We scanned many old photographs, fixed them up in Photoshop if they needed it and then brought those photographs and the information about them into a design that we had already created. As hectic as it was, it was probably my favorite project we worked on. 

I worked on a small team. There were only three of us designers and a fourth person who helped us make the signs. It was a fun environment to work in. We had a TouchTunes jukebox that we got to play for free while working there and we had fun playing jokes on each other. Every Monday we ordered Chinese food for lunch and on Wednesdays we ate out at the local Mexican restaurant.

I really enjoyed this job, it's too bad it was only a temporary position. I also worked a second job while I worked at this one but I'll save that for next time.