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Sign Survey Field Guide
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Home of the

as well as the acclaimed


            1 Hour
Sign Survey
Class!

Yes, this training applies to all graphic sign design software

Adobe

SketchUp

Flexi

CorelDRAW

Solidworks

Rhino

DID YOU ATTEND MY CLASS?

If you attended one or both

90-minute classes

at the

Graphics Pro Expo

on Saturday in Irving Texas,

or in Denver last Friday,

Click on the tab below

to download the

Survey Packet Forms

or the Process Outline

THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING!

THE INSTRUCTOR

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MATT CHARBONEAU
(shar-bo-no)

Sharing 40 years of hand lettering, sign making, graphic design, sign sales, design, fabrication, installation and the processes used to take a sign project from concept to completion.

 

One-on-One Training...

This very unique, one-on-one virtual training works amazingly well because designers learn about the parts, pieces, terminology and processes, all the while asking questions, digesting answers and exploring what is and isn't possible in electric and architectural sign design.

This is not about the software!

It's about learning what the electric sign design, fabrication and installation skillset process is all about so that they can apply the knowledge to their preferred software platforms.

Real world stories - with world-class Dad jokes

And, along the way I provide colorful, anecdotal examples from 40 years of real-life sign shop experience, with humor as appropriate to help 

cement the lessons deep into the gray matter memory banks.

Hand outs

Attendees will receive docs that reflect the topics covered during class.

I can use your pending sign projects...

When possible (and with a little bit of pre-class planning) one of your active in-house sign projects can be used as the training tool - so that designers can apply their new skills directly to their design project as they advance through the training.

Free 10 minute virtual "Intro-Session"

In this way, you can give it a try, take it for a spin, check out some of the visuals I use and see if it is the right fit for you and your team.

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LEARN SIGN DESIGN

by MATT CHARBONEAU

GRAPHICS PRO EXPO
2022 EVENTS CALENDAR

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Irving, Texas

March 10-12

Denver, Colorado

April 14-15

Indianapolis, Indiana

June 2-4

 

Meadowlands, New Jersey

July 21-22 

Long Beach, California

August 4/6

Charlotte, North Carolina

September 16-17

Links to a few of my articles

at Graphics Pro

Article on Sign Design Part 2

Article on Sign Design Part 3

PORTFOLIO - ABOUT

 

40 YEARS OF SIGN MAKING

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It was a cold Sunday morning in January of 1985, I was watching a...

 

(click here to read more...)

A little bit about my experience...

 

Contributing writer to Graphics Pro Magazine (since 2007 - S&DG).

Technical Advisor to Monument Signs for GPM (formerly S&DG).

Trainer/Presenter for

the Graphics Pro Expo 2022 season.

Award winning monument sign designer and illustrator.

Publisher of the Pre-Sale Sign Survey Field Guide - A pocket guide for the sign industry.

Very well experienced in all aspects of the electric sign design, estimating, permitting, fabricating and installation process (as utilized by most electric sign shops with 10 to 75 team members).

Award winning monument sign designer with national and state recognitions.

Self-taught letterhead since 1985 

I am fluent in all aspects of graphic design, illustration, identity and corporate branding disciplines - specializing in the graphics and branding for service based industries via an outdoor-design approach.

Formally trained by the Life Insurance Industry on the art and science of intangible solution/needs based selling. 

 

I successfully applied the training to reach sales objectives that qualified me for MDRT, NSA, NQA and a host of other agency awards as a Life and Health Agent for American Amicable/General Life. 

 

The achievements continued throughout my last year as an agent; just prior to entering the sign industry in 1985.

 

EXAMPLES OF

CLASS MATERIALS

Materials
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Shoe Box SIgn
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Channel Letter
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Trimless TechData Flyer
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Trimless Letter Data 3D
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Sign Design Standards Image
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30' Monument Sign Nightview
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30' Monument Sign
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3D ATM design
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EXAMPLES OF

SURVEY CLASS MATERIALS

Sign Survey Field Guide
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Sign Survey Example Study Page1
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Presentation Examples to study on
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Sign Survey Example Study Page
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Sign Survey Example Study Page 2
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A SAMPLING OF MATT'S PORTFOLIO

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Matt Painting
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Sign painting Stroh
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Hand Lettering FC 4x4
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Hand Lettering Riverforks
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CSU Sports Network Logo Design
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Cheesy Lees Pizza Logo Design
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Monroes Lounge Logo Design
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Boulder Chrysler
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