The results are in as we reveal the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Award winners for the sign projects designed, fabricated, and/or installed by exceptional young sign professionals under the age of forty! The April 2023 issue of Sign Builder Illustrated magazine features the return of our annual Top Young Sign Makers special. Past young sign makers that we’ve featured have gone on to become leaders at large companies, top designers, successful salespeople, and more. However, this year, we decided to add a competition element to the mix rather than selecting a group of young professionals to feature as we had in the past. Find out the winners of this extremely competitive competition and enjoy their stories and projects.
Other stories you’ll find in our April 2023 issue include six practical tips that your shop can employ to keep customer expectations in check, the dos and don’ts of hiring a designer at your shop, advice for harvesting more leads from social media, a sign shop retrofits the historic Hillcrest district sign in San Diego for Mardi Gras, and sign companies collaborate to design, sculpt, and install a giant bratwurst atop a sign cabinet and EMC to generate more roadside attention for a meat market. Bon appetite!