For some reason once you have signwriting on your van it feels official!
Its a scary and exciting feeling all wrapped into one. On one hand we now have our name out there, people will see us driving around Northamptonshire and beyond and parked up at the venues we are providing to. On the other hand its scary to think of how much we have invested into making Little Wishes Hire work and if for any reason it doesn't work out we are now stuck with a van with a reminder on the side of it!
When looking for signwriting I found a local company called Darren Williams Canal Boat Signwriting. I checked out the website and was happy to see the huge range of signwriting available from boats to shop fronts, signs and vehicles. He lived just round the corner which was a bonus and as soon as I contacted him he was very responsive and easy to talk to about what I wanted. Unfortunately being new to this I didn't really know what I wanted so poor Darren had a lot of back and forth to put up with.
Darren has been in the business of signwriting for over 30 years and has a huge range of skills including hand painted signs and vinyl artwork. So his eye for detail and suggestions for design were easy to follow and agree with.
When deciding on what to have I realised its a bit of a minefield! I wanted enough information for people to understand what we do, but not so much that it was hard to read when passing by. I also wanted Little Wishes Hire colours so everything tied in with the website, flyers and business cards. Then when I went out to look at the van a little more closely I realised it wasn't as big as I had thought so space was limited.
Choosing the right pink took a while, I wanted bright but not Barbie. Darren suggested grey shading to make it pop out more which was a great idea as it really did make a difference. We also chose to keep the information on the side brief, but on the back we looked at writing a few more details so when drivers are behind and stuck in traffic they have a little more time to take it all in.
Darren managed to squeeze us in a couple of weeks later and luckily we had a dry day for him to work on the van without interruption of rain. It took around 3 hours to complete and it looks great!
So you should now all being seeing us a bit more often around the Northants.....
Love from Little Wishes Hire
Little Wishes Hire
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