By SignCraft Magazine
Posted on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
I listen to people, but I try to lead them in the direction that’s best for them. I depend on referral customers for that reason—they have seen my work, and they know they’re not coming to me for another plain square sign.
I can work with people’s ideas, but I’m honest and tell them what I think. I can tell them why I would do what I’m suggesting and what I’m trying to achieve. People appreciate you having confidence in your ideas. When they see your work and the signs you have coming together in the shop, they usually want that look, too.
Any and all materials:
One of the products I like to work with is 3-lb. Styrofoam. You see the 1- and 2-lb. Styrofoam in craft stores, but I prefer the more dense material. You can carve it and make it look like woodgrain then spray it with Volatile Free Hard Coat
. The coating protects the foam from any solvents.