“This was an art exhibit,” says Sean, “that we did in a large working gallery. About a dozen artists who work there from Thursday through Sunday, and we were guest artists for about two months. We moved our showroom displays in there and painted this on the wall over that time. In the end, we rolled over it with that dark blue paint and it was gone!”
“For a lot of my work, I first do a pencil sketch, then finish it out with Sharpie markers. Then I scan and vectorize them. These are projects in my design space that are in the works right now.”
“This shows about two-thirds of our paint room. Behind me, as I took this photograph, was another worktable, our paint storage area and our sign kits.”
“This is our fab room where we do our welding and main fabrication work. The neon room is off to the right.“
“This is something we are doing a lot of — entry and lobby walls. A specialty architect did the design for this curved wall in a bank, and we did the fabrication. We seem to have a knack for working with other designers and helping them make their ideas a reality, and it’s become a nice niche for us.”
“We did a large illuminated version of this design for the storefront and another smaller illuminated version, but this one is my favorite. It’s all hand-painted and is about 8-by-8-ft.”
“We’ve done a lot of work for this bank. Their original logo design was by Rademaker Designs. We add the dimensional features that bring it to life on this 8-ft. wide entry sign.”
“There are red LEDs behind the wooden flames which are in front of the tile mosaic that matches their pizza oven inside. The carved lettering on this 30-in.-by-12-ft. sign is finished with 23K gold-leaf. ”
“I hand-painted this one in the shop on three 4-by-10-ft. aluminum composite material panels. Of all the crazy stuff we build, I still love hand painting the best. I first did their logo 14 years ago, and just did the update on last month.“
“This sign was a sign craftsman’s dream. It had everything on it— including a rather challenging installation around some existing poles. I built the wrought iron in the shop, Eric built the cabinet, we bent the neon in-house and we did the gold leaf and smalt panel of top. We got to be sign painters, engineers, gilders and more. It was designed by Rademaker Design.”
“Dignity Health Care was looking for a wow factor feature for the lobby in one of their hospitals. We looked at a few options, then I suggested using a 10-ft. tall version of their logo. We built this out of steel, with all the seams welded and ground. It weighed over 2000 pounds and it does just what they wanted it to do.”
“Dignity Health Care was looking for a wow factor feature for the lobby in one of their hospitals. We looked at a few options, then I suggested using a 10-ft. tall version of their logo. We built this out of steel, with all the seams welded and ground. It weighed over 2000 pounds and it does just what they wanted it to do.”

Designer at work: Sean Beauchamp

By SignCraft Magazine

Posted on Monday, October 30th, 2017

Workspace: Our shop totals 4500 sq. ft. Our main building is 3000 sq. ft., where we have a large finishing room for paint and assembly, and a small room for the plotter and another small room for our neon work. There’s also a large fabrication room for the heavier production and welding.

Upstairs we have our offices and a nice showroom area. I think that’s really important. If you want to sell what you can do, you have to be able to show examples and photos to prospective customers.

Over the past couple years we’ve expanded into half of the adjacent building. There we have our CNC router, panel saw and substrate storage in one bay. In the other bay we have our metal storage and our chop saw. It’s great to have all that in one place because it takes up a lot of space.


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