4-by-4-ft. window with vinyl on surface
Alupanel ACM lettering on Alupanel panel over a steel frame. Fork is LED illuminated and plate is changeable RGB LED with programmable color and effects
Overlaid plywood panel with Sintra PVC accents, finished with 1 Shot enamel [www.1shot.com]
Design for a local theater
Graphic design study for Red Dwarf Graphx used on Jeff’s website
Vehicle wrap for a local radio station
Router-cut SignFoam HDU letters, finished with 23K gold leaf
Digital print on 2-by-4-ft. overlaid plywood panel mounted in a steel frame with Sintra PVC wave graphic
Hand carved 18-by48-in. SignFoam HDU panel on Dibond ACM backer panel
Logo design with digital prints on Dibond ACM for signage and menus
Aluminum letters on 5-by-8-ft. monument sign. Directory panels are Alupanel aluminum composite material with vinyl lettering. Wave graphics are Sintra PVC board and pier posts are made of SignFoam HDU board [www.signfoam.com] with aluminum decorative accents.
Sintra and Dibond letters on 2-by-8-ft. curved steel frame; secondary panel is translucent film lettering on an LEDilluminated cabinet

Profile: Jeff Miller

Astoria, Oregon

By SignCraft.com

Posted on Monday, January 4th, 2016

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Shop name:
Red Dwarf Graphx

Shop size: 700 sq. ft.

Age: 54

Graphics equipment:
Epson SureColor S30670 printer
Seal laminator
Graphtec cutter

Online:
www.rdgsigns.com
Like a lot of sign people, my roots are in graphic design. I went to the Art Institute of Seattle for commercial graphic design and graduated in 1989. A position was available in a sign shop, and it just sort of evolved from there. I worked in a half dozen sign shops in Seattle and had a shop of my own there before moving here to Astoria ten years ago.

Graphic design, of course, is primarily done with the computer now, but signs allow you to design and build things as well. Along with the opportunity to design, you can paint, dig post holes, use cranes, engineer things, fabricate all sorts of stuff. I like to work with wood and build things, so it has always seemed like a good fit. You get to start with a concept then build it, and that’s fun.


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