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Aikens - Sign Maker - Charlotte, NC, USA

Mary C Aikens

Charlotte, NC, USA


Sign Maker

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


I make small personal or novelty signs out of wood. Yes, I do take commissions. My sighs are drawn out with a pencil, I add ink to them, use a small hand-held machinery to each sign, and then I put a mixture on each carved sign for much better results.. After twenty-four hours of the pre-painting preparation, those signs are ready to be painted . I normally use acrylic / latex paints on them for quicker drying. Finally, I put the wire on top or in the backside or drill a hole for hanging depending on the style.

Work History

Design Engineer/Drafter

Persis & Nova Construction Company

March 2005 - August 2008

• Performed various high-end home and residential, housing, contract projects
• Implemented floor, electrical, and plot plans into the computer system
• Skilled in operating various drafting printing machines
• Established and created files for the master plans and details

Persis-Nova Construction Co.

March 2005 - August 2008

Civil CAD-Technician

Stantec Consulting Incorporated

August 2001 - January 2002

* Auto-CAD 2000
* Corrected red-lined areas
* Input data into the computer
* Assisted other office personnel with in-office assignments

Civil CAD Technician

Auto-CAD 2000

January 2001 - January 2002

Incorporated red-line changes, specifications, and updated data into computer
Concentrated mainly in projects that are environmental with some civil drafting

Drafter/Porject Coordinator

Allison Pell Architectural & Design

April 1998 - March 2002

* Corrected red-lined areas
* Interfaced with various clients and businesses with various projects
* Performed majority of drafting on computer and some by hand projects

Drafter/Project Coordinator

Allison Pell Architectural

January 1998 - January 2002

Data-CAD 9.0; Implemented residential, some commercial, and manual projects
Interfaced with my supervisor, suppliers, and other team members

Freelance Artist

MCA Graphics

January 1986 - January 1986

Performed contracts & commissioned paintings and drawings
Lay-out advertisements, and draft patent drawings

MCA Arts & Graphics

From March 1986

Qualifications & Certifications

Bishop State Community College

University of South Alabama

John S Shaw High School

University of Mobile

Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC

West End Christian School

Associate of Applied Science

Bishop State Community College

Bachelors of Fine Arts

University of South Alabama


University of Mobile

Central Piedmont Community College

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