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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by steeltech, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. steeltech

    steeltech Member

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    My name is Chris. Im 29 and Im born and raised in Daytona Beach, Florida. My background has always been drawing and painting. Years back I was hired by a T-shirt company and was trained to work specifically with vector art and namedrops. I left this company to try my hand at drafting for a civil engineering firm where I realized I disliked the travel and the job itself. Luckily I had a copy of Corel Draw and spent all these years playing, practicing and getting better. I paired this with my miminal photoshop skills. I bounced around from job to job. I was never really satisfied and always seemed to dislike being dictated. My daughter was born over 3 years ago and thats when I got my act together. I had to accept a few jobs I didnt care for at the time. I worked as a maintenance man for BlueGreen resorts. I did things like plumbing, electrical, janitorial stuff. Great place to work, awesome benefits and good people. I just felt, as usual, that I needed to be doing more for myself. I left in January 2012 and started working for a local sign company. I worked for a husband and wife team. This started out as a great place to be. I learned to operate a Mimaki Jv3 160SP as well as a matching Mimaki Vinyl Plotter. I loved the work. What I didnt love was terrible direction, criticism, and stress from owners who were absent more than they were present. In a mater of weeks Ive been approved for a personal loan and found a shop location, equipment and optimism. I found this site while searching for a printer. I look forward to learning, receiving help, and offering anything I can to help others. Wish me luck and Thank you for accepting me here.

    Chris
     
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    Welcome from Omaha! :popcorn:
     
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    Good luck, and welcome from Australia.

    Chris.
     
  4. premiercolour

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    welcome from CA.
     
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    Welcome from Cape of Cod.
     
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    Welcome to the forums from PA.........OlllllO
     
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    Welcome from OK
     
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    :Welcome: to :signs101:


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    Welcome from Omaha!
     
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    Welcome from PA..........................
     
  11. signworldusinc

    signworldusinc Merchant Member

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    Its amazing to read about how someone got into the sign industry.

    Welcome from California
     
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    Hello and a warm welcome from Seattle, WA!
     
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    Welcome from Skokie, IL :thumb:
     
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