Profile: Keith Smith
Posted on Sunday, January 1st, 2017
Brushworks Signs & Graphics
Shop size: 2200 sq. ft.
Roland VersaCAMM 540B printer/cutter
Graphtec 24-in. cutter
Adobe Creative Cloud software
I grew up around the sign business. My dad was a sign painter and I was around his work. We did signs, banners and billboards together. I learned a lot from him then worked in other sign shops and kept learning.
You have to learn most of the sign business through experience. They don’t teach this in college. I spent some time in college, but they weren’t teaching what I needed to know. Making signs involves a lot of different, practical skills plus knowledge of effective sign design.