Creativity and problem solving are highlights of the job for award-winning signmaker, Barry Vincent, of Speedy Signs, Rotorua.

Barry won a Gold Medal at the NZ Sign & Display Awards in 2012 as 1st equal apprentice with Tor Crowden.

Barry enjoys being creative and seeing the project through from start to finish.

“The trade has become very commercial compared to the days of paint and a brush,” he says.

“I find myself having bigger challenges in the sense that customers expect bigger and quirkier signs. The explosion of design software and graphic design has put a new spin on signs too. Van wraps can transform a company logo and the sky is the limit. New materials have extended the scope of what style and finish the signs can be.

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