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Sign Layout and Production Designer

company95 Traffic Safety Supply
locationCapitol Heights, MD 20743, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description


Purpose of the job

The Sign Layout/Production Designer will play a crucial role in the creation and production of signs and visual displays for various purposes, including advertising, branding, and information communication. This role combines design expertise with technical skills to ensure that signs are visually appealing, functional, and effectively convey their intended messages.


This role will be responsible for designing, planning, and overseeing the production of signs and visual displays. You will work closely with clients, project managers, and production teams to create visually appealing and effective signage solutions that meet the client's objectives and adhere to industry standards. Ability to balance design creativity with technical proficiency ensures that signs are not only aesthetically pleasing but also functional and compliant with relevant regulations. This role requires a combination of design skills, project management capabilities, and a strong understanding of materials and production processes.

  • Design Conceptualization: Create design concepts and layouts for various types of signs, considering factors such as branding, messaging, readability, and aesthetics.
  • Client Collaboration: Consult with clients to understand their signage needs, budget, and branding guidelines. Provide design recommendations and options based on client input.
  • Material Selection: Choose appropriate materials for signage based on factors such as durability, location, and cost-effectiveness. Ensure materials comply with industry standards and regulations.
  • Layout and Mock-up: Develop detailed sign layouts and mock-ups to visualize the final product.
  • Typography and Graphics: Select suitable fonts, colors, and graphic elements to create visually appealing and legible signage. Ensure all designs align with the client Specifications.
  • Production Oversight: Collaborate with production teams and suppliers to ensure that the signage is produced accurately and meets quality standards. Review prototypes and samples for approval.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensure that all signage designs comply with local, state, and federal regulations, including ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirements for accessibility.
  • Project Management: Manage multiple sign projects simultaneously, including timelines, budgets, and communication with stakeholders.
  • Quality Control: Conduct quality checks on finished signage to verify that it meets design specifications and client expectations.

Other Responsibilities include: Maintain and manage progress of work orders across multiple clients.

a) Create and maintain a schedule to make sure products are delivered in timely and efficient manner.

b) Maintain warehouse inventory for required job components.

c) Track and record material usage for job costing


Qualifications, Skill, Competencies Required

  • Proficiency in design software and tools. Utilize design software such as ‘SAi Flex i’ or similar tools to create and edit sign designs.
  • Possess the ability to work in a fast-paced environment while maintaining quality.
  • Knowledge of typography, color theory, and graphic design principles
  • Understanding of signage materials, manufacturing processes, and industry standards.
  • Excellent communication and project management skills- customer service driven attitude.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Knowledge of accessibility standards and regulations is a plus.
  • Portfolio showcasing sign design projects is highly desirable.
  • Ability to multitask while staying organized and focused.
  • Strong knowledge of sign shop design software for vinyl cutter and digital printer.

Our Values: 95 Traffic Safety Supply encourages a spirit of cooperation and teamwork and fosters an environment of professional growth where employees can exercise their ability, creativity, technical competence, and public interest focus in helping 95TSS fulfill its mission.

EOE Statement: We are an equal employment opportunity. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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