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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!

What makes this training so unique?

"You will learn the knowledge, understanding and practical know-how

of the    

electric sign design process

AND 

how design is affected by materials, fabrication and installation". 

It is applicable to these design platforms:

Adobe

SketchUp

Flexi

CorelDRAW

Solidworks

Rhino

THE INSTRUCTOR

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MATT CHARBONEAU
(shar-bo-no)

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

 

One-on-One LIVE Training...

This very unique, one-on-one live 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 understanding what the electric sign design, fabrication and installation skillset process is all about, and how design affects the multiple departments within the sign company.

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

Seeking to understand the science of sign design?

Explore these links to articles

that I had published in

Graphics Pro Magazine

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).

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 Page3
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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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