Hello everybody! First, a big THANK YOU to all who have posted here. I've learned quite a few great tips here so far and I had to join to at least say thanks. Anyway, born and raised here in Baltimore City, can't wait to move out to the country. I'm married and have a two year old daughter. I graduated high school and went right into the family business, an automotive parts warehouse. While working days, I attended the Maryland Institute College of Art, studying Graphic Design. Worked there nine years, did almost everything and the family sold the business. Before we sold, I had bought a BMW (a USED 318ti, not an expensive model) and fell in love with vehicles. So my next job was at local BMW dealership selling parts. I joined the BMW Car Club of America and started doing track events and racing autocross (all legal, no street racing). Well, I then moved on to another local BMW dealer after the first dealership sold it's franchise and closed it's doors. While doing the BMW parts thing, I still did a few night, graphic design classes at the Maryland Institute to keep me feeling creative. As most of you can attest, once you get married, time really FLYS and I stopped night school. About a year and a half ago I bought a used vinyl cutter for a couple reasons. - I wanted to keep the creative juces flowing again. - I wanted to do my own racing numbers and help out some of my fellow BMW racers. - At my current dealership, the turnover was so bad I thought I could pay for my cutter by doing all the window lettering for the sales and service departments. - Call me strange, but I have always wanted to do signs. I love seeing somthing I created, no matter how big or small. Well, my Father-in-law owns a small embroidery business and started to send me a few small jobs for some of his customers. Not just signs and banners, but graphic design as well. I did some business windows, a few boats, a few BMW race cars, designed some company logos and I'm hooked. I'm not setting the world on fire but it very fulfilling to me. That brings me to now......... I just left my BMW parts job and I'm looking for a job for in sign business. I would like to learn all aspects of the biz, from design, fabrication to installs. I hope I could join a company and really contribute to it's groth and sucess by adding my design skills. I going to post over in the employment forum and we'll see how it goes. Sorry to ramble, thanks for reading, and look forward to being a member of Signs101.com.