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Schooling and Career

John Roberts

Environmental Graphic Designer

Halifax, MA 02338


Work Experience

Environmental Graphic Designer

Steel Art - Norwood, MA

March 2015 to January 2023

• Take Job orders from project managers and set up production proofs for the client.

• Organizing large ADA interior sign projects, rendering customers art to full size adding braille read

symbols to be ADA compliant.

• Matching paint colors with PMS color system and Matthews paint system.

• Setting up LED drawings, technical drawings / shop drawings for production and fabrication departments.


Environmental Graphic Designer

Expose' Signs and Graphics - Hopedale, MA

September 2014 to February 2015

• Designer for new interior way finding projects, as well as exterior illuminated and non-illuminated

and revisions and branding solutions

• Matching PMS colors to vinyl, and or paint colors.

• Responsible for setting up full size graphics for large format printing and die cutting as well routin

images from aluminum and other materials

• Assists the Vinyl Production Department with weeding, masking vinyl and applying to substrates


Environmental Graphic Designer

Boston Sign Company - Boston, MA

July 2013 to May 2014

Managed design conception and production of art for printing and fabrication for interior ADA signag

exterior signage

• Designed revisions and branding solutions for submitting permit applications for all projects. Set u

routing including marking where studs will be placed for letters and or logos to be installed

• Managed design conception and production for printing posters, die cutting, fabrication of interior

signage and exterior signage

• Assisted the Printing and Vinyl Production Department with weeding, masking vinyl and applicatio


• Programs utilized to enhance designs AI CS4 Suite and AI CS6 and Photoshop CS6


Environmental Graphic Designer

Metro Sign & Awning - Tewksbury, MA

October 2012 to June 2013

Attended meetings with clients and sales team to determine client needs and explained design serv


• Set up full size graphics for large format printing, die cutting and routing

• Routing files were used for cutting logos and/or letters from aluminum and other materials

• Acted as the lead designer for revisions, branding solutions and submitting permit applications to


• Designed brochures detailing interior way finding and exterior branding for the sales team


Architectural Graphic Designer

Barlo Signs - Hudson, NH

September 2011 to September 2012

• Created original conceptual sales drawings for sign manufacturing

• Worked with project managers on revisions to apply for permits

• Worked with sales staff to develop design ideas to fit client budgets


Art Director

Sign-A-Rama - Charlotte, NC

February 2011 to August 2011

• Designed and fabricated signs, performed electronic file management and stock inventorymainten

• Assisted clients with design projects ensuring adherence to a budget

• Trained new employees on company vision


Art Director

Sign Connection - Gastonia, NC

August 2004 to January 2010

• Art Director for both the Design and Vinyl Production departments

• Designed within a client's budget rather it was for store signage or trade show graphics/signage

• Attended weekly production meetings with management and the sales department to go over jobs

and provide leads for new business generation

• Procured all supplies while staying within budget and ensuring the company was kept up to date o

materials within the industry



SignArt - Charlotte, NC

February 2000 to February 2004

• Created original conceptual sales drawings for sign manufacturing and trade show booths

• Matching paint colors to the PMS color system and or Matthews/PPG paint color system

• Estimated and worked with sales staff to develop design ideas

• Increased customer satisfaction by 35%


Production Manager

Instant Sign Solutions - Charlotte, NC

March 1994 to February 2000

• Designed and fabricated signs for both business's and trade shows

• Managed job scheduling, estimates and quotes

• Maintained material stock inventory

• Assisted with training of employees

• Implemented the production and creation of heat transfers for t-shirts and hats



Associate of Arts in Advertising and Design Degree

Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale

Certificate in Basic Web Design

University of North Carolina at Charlotte - Charlotte, NC

Additional Information

Technical Skills

Illustration - Adobe Creative CS5 Suite - AI Cad Tools Version 7 - Corel Draw X4 Suite - Flexi Design 2022

Logos - Vectorization of Images - Branding - Wayfinding – Creative Direction 

• Artistic Vision - Microsoft Office - Layout - Web Banners - Mamaki Plotters - Marketing – Time Management 

Advertising - Resourceful Researcher

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