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Post Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:51 am

Hello from south Manchester

Just thought I’d say hello. Thought it’d be rude not to.

I’m Matt, from sunny South Manchester and I’ve been in the sign making industry for the last 7 years. I studied 3D Design at Uni, which combined both product design and engineering, taking products from an initial design brief to fully functional prototypes using wood, metal, glass and ceramics. So naturally I fell into sign making... well, not quite but it’s worked out all-right so far.

Since leaving Uni I’ve spent much of my time working for a small sign making company. I started as the one and only designer of a 7-man team but as time passed staff numbers dwindled down to just the boss and myself, leaving me to do pretty much everything from designing to fitting. Then, as the recession hit hard my loyalty and trust got the better of me, in the end leaving me out of pocket with unpaid wages. So obviously I gave some serious thought to setting up on my own and after stumbling across this great resource and the further encouragement of Phil Fenton’s book I’ve decided to give it a real good go (Thanks Phil). I wonder if I can get a refund if things don’t go quite so well?

Anyway, thanks for reading, time to get off the soapbox I reckon. I will no doubt see some of your faces at the upcoming sign exhibition in Birmingham.

Cheers,

Matt

PS. If anyone would like to make a difference you could sponsor an unpaid signmaker from just a few pounds a day. Please make all donations to my overseas bank account - details on request. :wink:
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Post Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:29 am

Hi Matt - welcome!
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Post Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:06 am

Hi Matt, welcome to the boards.
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Post Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:53 pm

welcome to the boards Matt, great to have you here and best of luck on the new business venture.
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Post Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:03 pm

welcome to the boards matt :D

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Post Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:31 pm

welcome to the forum Matt.
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Post Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:11 am

Welcome and the best of luck
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Post Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:26 pm

Hi Matt,

Where about's in Sunny Manc are you from?

We're based in Old Trafford, for the time being.
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Post Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:53 am

Hi David,

I'm just a few miles down the road from you in Altrincham and a bit nearer the sun too. :roll:

Thanks for the welcome everyone.
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Post Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:08 am

G'day from rain soaked Oz.

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