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Formal howdy from indianapolis

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RobbyMac, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. RobbyMac

    RobbyMac Member

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    Probably a bit late on this, but an official and formal hello from myself, to you all.

    Currently working in Indianapolis for an outfit I've been with (off and on) for some time. Not sure if I'm allowed to post a link to the ocmpany or not. We specialize in wraps and vehicle graphics for Motorsports and commercial industries. We also do signs, banners, etc..
    Mostly vinyl work.
    Vutek 2360 Dinosaur for fleet and transporter wraps, large volume yard signs, banners, etc.
    Mimaki jv-3 for most everything else.
    Gerber edge for specialty/smaller runs when the other two don't fit.
    HP l25500 - new and still testing. will gradually phase out the old vutek as this printer becomes more prominent.

    I started in the sign business in Brooklyn, NY in 1989 while attending art college.
    Worked at a shop in Buffalo, NY between then and 1993 when I relocated to Indianapolis.
    1999-2008 I went out on my own doing freelance design work (no actual vinyl production). Mostly race and commercial graphics.
    2008 to current, I came back to work in the industry.

    It's been interesting to see the industry grow from the old gerber keyboard plotters, to gerber edge printing, to wide format printing and what we see today. The materials and technology has grown tremendously.

    As an artist in school, I was never very good at graphic design (I preferred technical illustration or painting). But working in the sign industry taught me all the principles of good graphic design, and in the best classroom ever under some of the tightest deadlines. My job is more problem solving than it is drawing it seems. And I like that every job is unique, and challenging. Vehicles are a terribly tantalizing canvas to work with.

    I hope to be of help to members here, as well as to learn from others.
     
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  2. mikey-Oh

    mikey-Oh Very Active Member

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    howdy robbymac!
     
  3. TresL

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    Welcome from So. IN...
     
  4. J Hill Designs

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    Welcome from cali :thumb:
     
  5. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    Greetings from the land of oranges, cows and old blue haired crinkly people!
    IOAFS!
     
  6. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Welcome form PA......................................
     
  7. MachServTech

    MachServTech Very Active Member

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    Welcome to S101!
     
  8. elsignshop

    elsignshop Member

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    welcome to a great site, from South Georgia
     
  9. insignia

    insignia Very Active Member

    Welcome Robby! Post up your website, we'd all like to see your work!
     
  10. The Big Squeegee

    The Big Squeegee Major Contributor

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    Welcome from OK
     
  11. Craig Sjoquist

    Craig Sjoquist Major Contributor

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    Welcome to a outstanding forum and people.

    Nice intro
     
  12. klemgraphics

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    Welcome from So IN
     
  13. RobbyMac

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    Cool a couple others from the midwest!
    Our website is: Freelance Graphics
    It's difficult to get 'nice shots' of finished work, but you get the jist/variety from the site
     
  14. PHILJOHNSON

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    Welcome

    Hello and warm welcome from Seattle, WA!
     
  15. Mikeifg

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    Hello from Fort Wayne, I might have worked there years ago. Wouldn't be Freelance Lettering?

    Cool place to work for.

    Mike
     
  16. RobbyMac

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    That would be it. Lance sold the outfit to Andy.
    When did you work here? Been here from 93-99, and 2008-current.
     
  17. Mikeifg

    Mikeifg Active Member

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    Holly cow man. Did lance move back to New Zealand? I liked Andy he was pretty cool. It was a fun place to work for. I learned alot and eventually started my own shop here at the Fort after traveling all over the country as a designer and installer.
     
  18. Mikeifg

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    I'm thinking it was 95-96 maybe? Worked in production and Installation. I left after they hired some girl from TKO to run production so it was about that time I believe some guy named Kelly hired in as an Installer.
     
  19. insignia

    insignia Very Active Member

    Nice work Robby!
     
  20. thesignexpert

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    Welcome to a great forum from a little further East in Columbus.

    "Useful Sign Forms, Marketing Packets and Clipart for the Sign Professional"
    TheSignExpert.com
     

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