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Signwriter

Also known as Signmaker.

Designs, fabricates and paints signs for displays, buildings, hoardings, boats and structures. Registration or licensing may be required.


Tasks Include:


  • conferring with clients and responding to proposals, sketches and written instructions to determine composition of signs
  • designing and creating signs and graphics using computer software and signmaking machines
  • designing and creating signs by measuring and calculating letter size, preparing the surface, applying background paint using brushes, sprays and rollers, and creating the letters using brushes, stencils, enamel paint and decals
  • designing and creating wall murals, screen prints, gold leaf work and custom vehicle art
  • painting signs and lettering using lacquers, varnishes, paints and other materials
  • painting signs on brick, metal, timber, glass, plastic and other surfaces
  • making and erecting three dimensional signs
  • preparing cost estimates for labour and materials
  • may erect and work on scaffolding
Specialisations
  • Sign Manufacturer
Job prospects for Signwriters in Victoria

Occupation in the Signwriters group include Signwriter

Employment prospects
There are currently 2,100 Signwriters in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively small occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are stable.

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website.

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