As a sign maker, your job is to design and create a sign that can be easily read and understood. Cities may use your work to communication directions or to note street names, attractions or construction. Businesses use signs to promote sales or market themselves. Sign makers usually work for a sign-manufacturing company, but some may work as freelance artists who contract out the manufacturing part of the job. Signs can be two- or three-dimensional, depending on the client's requirements.
Sign makers need visual design skills, including the ability to fit graphics and text to a given space. You also will need good mathematical skills to measure and calculate space accurately. Sign makers must be able to visually interpret written instructions. Hand skills in lettering may be necessary, along with the ability to fabricate signs using metal or neon gas. You must be computer literate and able to use Adobe software to create sign design