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5 Sources of Inspiration for your Business Signage (#4 will Surprise You!)

Is your company in need of a new business sign design? If so, we have the best design tips for creating signs that attract customers. Whether you are beginning a business or you run a decades old company, these design tips will take a mediocre design idea and make it spectacular. If you follow these sources of inspiration, everybody who walks by your storefront will stop in admiration. All you need to do is step outside your office and explore the streets of Nevada.

Search Online

When looking for storefront signage ideas, jump-start your creative juices by jumping on your computer. A quick “images” search for signs within your company’s sector will help you find thousands of ideas. Yet, it is important to refrain from copying somebody else’s idea. Nobody likes an unoriginal sign. Use the quick image search to discover which aspects of business signage you like. Also look for ones to omit because they do not fit the vision you have for your company.

Visit Your Local Library

A great place to find inspiration for many types of signage is at the local library. Nevada has many local libraries you can visit to find books that relate to your business. The book covers, as well as pictures inside, can be perfect ways to inspire your business sign. You can also head over to the magazine section to flip through a few colorful pages. Many libraries recycle their old magazines or books. If you are able to, take a few home with you. You could cut up words and pictures you find in the pages and mix and match ideas for your business sign design.

Take a Walk

Throughout Nevada and the Reno area, you will find many sources of inspiration through nature and architecture. As you are walking, take pictures of things that stand out to you. You may find a certain design on a building’s wall or a solitary flower against the blue sky. You can use these pictures later as part of your business sign inspiration.

If you want to take your walk to the next level, act like a tourist. Sign up for a free walking tour around the city. This is a great way to see your hometown in a new light. Use the new things you learn about your town as inspiration for your signage.

Talk to a Stranger

One of the best ways to find inspiration for your business signs is to talk to somebody about it. In business, we have grown used to pitching our company to those in the industry who know about our sector best. If you don’t know which ideas you should use for your storefront signs, go to your favorite bar or coffee shop. While there, strike up a conversation with a stranger. During the conversation, talk about your business, but don’t use your usual pitch. Step out of your rut and improve a new business pitch. Ask your new friend if there is anything about the company that appeals to them. You may discover that during the conversation you find a unique vision for your business.

Discover Art

Another wonderful way to find inspiration in business signage is to visit your local art museum. On the walls and through the sculptures, you will find many types of inspiration. Use that inspiration to turn a good idea into something incredible. Don’t stop at looking at art. Create your own art as well! Sign up for a local art class and make your own painting. Take a pottery class and get your hands dirty in the clay. When you engage in your artistic side, it is easier for you to come up with amazing sign inspirations.

(Bonus) Look Inside Yourself

All of these ideas are perfect ways to energize your creative side. Yet, none of these inspirational ideas compare to the vision that you have within yourself. Remember to enhance your company’s vision with your own personal vision. Take these two ingredients to come up with the perfect design inspiration. When you have a general sense of this vision, contact us today to make your perfect vision sign a reality. Grafics Unlimited is the premier source for business signage in the Reno, Nevada area. We will work to guide you through every step of the process so that you have the ideal sign for your business.

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Vehicle Wrap Installer

Job Description:
We are a full service sign shop that specializes in vehicle wraps. We are currently seeking an experienced installer. The Installer position is responsible for the hands-on installation of non-electrical signage to include adhesive vinyl graphics, banners, rigid panel signs and wide format digital print graphics on windows, walls and vehicles both in-house and at customer locations.

Candidates will have a minimum of 2 years of vinyl installation experience. Must be able to complete full wraps with little supervision.

Major Job Duties:

  • Installation of color change wraps
  • Installation of digitally printed wraps
  • Installation of cut vinyl and spot graphics
  • Assembly and installation of various signage and substrates
  • Ability to remove old graphics
  • Ability to problem solve and come up with solutions


Job Requirements:

  • This position requires a minimum of one (2) year of directly related installation experience during which
    the knowledge, skills, and abilities applicable to the position were demonstrated.
  • Mechanically inclined- ability to remove door panels, handles, head, and tail lights etc.
  • Must have a driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • Ability to use and read basic measurements such as a tape measure


Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We offer competitive pay, health, vision, and dental benefits, 401k with employer match, and all major holidays are paid.

Sparks, Nevada. Remote work not available


To apply, please email your resume to: melissa@graficsunlimited.com