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LEARN SIGN DESIGN

Matt Charboneau's

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Helping The Graphic Artist

LEARN SIGN DESIGN

Live, Interactive, Mentor-Styled Training!

WHO USES THIS TRAINING?

Will this class help your

in-house or remote

sign designer?...YES!

 

Click below to send me an email...

I'd be happy to set up a time to visit with you.

CLASSES OFFERED

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Sign Design
101A

One 4-Hour session

Learn the disciplines of sign face layout
Q: What is the role of the sign?
Q: What are the 5 sign types?   
Q: What is read time? 
Q: What is kerning? 
Q: What is typography?

...and why it all matters in sign face design!

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The Electric Sign Design Training Course (ESDTC)
Twelve 1-Hour sessions

Designers are introduced to the planning process that successful electric sign design requires.   
Parts, pieces, charts, graphics and section views are provided for consistency in future design references.  The most common ROI for designers has been their newly gained knowledge now provides confidence for them to defend their designs with fabricators during pre-fab meetings. 

This course provides designers with the missing puzzle pieces needed to raise their confidence level for both creative design, and for defending their choices in mechanical, materials and attachment recommendations.  This knowledge is key for the designer's ability to keep fabrication costs under budget on the more challenging electric sign design projects.

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Sign Survey Class
One 1-Hour session
for 4 or more attendees (up to 8)

How to perform a sign survey!
Q: What is the objective?
Q: What are the restrictions?   
Q: What is the read time? 
Q: Where are the utilities located?
Q: What are the neighboring signs like?

...and why it all matters for the designer!

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MEET THE INSTRUCTOR

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MATT CHARBONEAU
(shar-bo-no)

It was February of 1985, it was a frozen cold Sunday morning when I was flat out on the couch listening to Dr. Robert Schuler share his weekly message when God nudged me upside my head and made it very clear to me that I was supposed to shift careers and teach myself the monumental task of sign painting. 

 

Not knowing what else to do, I simply did what I was told and taught myself how to hand-letter signs - and more importantly, how to thrive in the sign business. 

 

Sales were not too difficult as I had a large book of business clients to go see, and everybody needed signs back then. 

But, once I got my client to agree to let me paint their signs, then began the really hard work of learning how to design and hand letter their sign.  Back then, it was all about hand sketched color-pencil drawings of the sign I would paint.  Computers with design capabilities didn't land on my desk until 1990 and once that happened.... 

40 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

Contributing Writer for S&DG (since 2007)

 

Technical Advisor for monument signs at S&DG and GPM (since 2007)
 

Trainer/Presenter of 12 live 90 minute training seminars for GPX at 6 various trade shows around the country (2022) 

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

Electric Sign Design - 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 and solution provider.

Sales Training 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 Ins. Co. 

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