Meet the Team

Andrew – Owner

G’day, my name is Andrew Lawson & along with my wife Juanita we started Signarama Salisbury/Signs SA back in April 2009.

Having gained extensive experience in marketing, sales/account/people management has enabled me to bring a level of professionalism into the signage industry which has been sadly lacking.

My biggest strength is delivering on my promise & my favourite saying is “Under promise & over deliver”.

Since our inception we have grown to be a regular fixture in the Signarama Top 3 stores nationally month on end. Which is a result I am extremely proud of given we started in 2009 without a single client!

The thing I LOVE about the signage industry is that every day is different because of the vast array of products & services we offer – ITS NEVER BORING. Plus I love seeing the look on people’s faces when their new sign get installed – it’s like they have opened a Xmas present.

Over the journey I have surrounded myself with an amazing team that can handle any challenge.

Favourite movie: Happy Gilmore
Favourite band: Foo Fighters, Diesel, The Angels, Keith Urban but I’m into all music really!
Favourite holiday spot: The River Murray, my mates cattle station at Broken Hill, Bali and camping anywhere.
Hobbies/Interests: Golf, Cycling, Camping, Boxing, Aussies Rules (watching AFL & coaching my daughters AFL team) and Cricket


 

Jared – Production Manager & Qualified Signwriter

My name is Jared Williams and I’ve been in the Signage industry for eight years and at Signarama since we first opened. I’ve had a few different roles over those last six years from production, installations, sales to my current role as Production Manager.

My biggest strength is attention to detail and being organised.

What I like about my job is that we have a great team which makes for a really good working environment. There is plenty of variety in my role and every day throws up new challenges.

Favourite movie: Inception
Favourite band: Rise Against
Favourite holiday spot: The River and Wallaroo
Hobbies/Interests: Football, camping and water sports


 

Lisa – Sales Manager

Hey, I’m Lisa Nevin and I’ve been with Signarama/Signs SA since 2006.

I made my way in through an admin traineeship which continued onto other qualifications and my management diploma. Before too long I started to learn all the parts of the business and was eager to learn from a lot from my managers, colleagues and other people along the way.

Since I started I’ve worked in all the various different roles – admin, design, production, management & since 2012 I’ve been in Business Development and loving it!

I’ve always been one to dot my i’s and cross my t’s, I think the fine detail and making sure I have as much info would have to be where I really excel.

I like to be real with everyone and I feel this helps me in my role. Because of my experience in the business I’m always confident that I can assist anyone with their requests and come up with ideas & ways to get the best outcomes for everyone.

We’ve got a great team here at Salisbury and it’s always good to work with people who are also committed to their roles, we’re never bored and we bounce off each other for new ideas and ways to keep signage interesting.

Favourite movie: So many good ones! Forrest Gump, Meet Joe Black, Mr Holland’s Opus and Grease.
Favourite holiday spot: Anywhere I can camp and be near water: The River Murray and Marion Bay are my faves in Australia. Thailand is also pretty awesome.
Hobbies/Interests: Camping, outdoor activities of many kinds, restoring & making all sorts of things & just being in the company of my friends & family. 


 

Paul – Accounts Manager

Hi I’m Paul and I’m a newbie at Signarama Salisbury/Signs SA having started with the company in May 2018 and I work in an account manager/sales role.

I have 39yrs experience within the print industry and as you can imagine held many positions during this period such as; Supervisor, Production Manager, Operations Manager and since 2002 Sales & Business Development.

Joining Signarama Salisbury/Signs SA has been a breath of fresh air for me after primarily working in the industrial manufacturing sector. Going to work on a daily basis is no longer a challenge as the team at at Signarama Salisbury/Signs SA are a great group to work with.

Days can be interesting as well as challenging as we deal with a vast range of customers and personalities. I find my work rewarding being able to provide a professional service along with great signage whilst fulfilling and/or exceeding our customers expectations.

Favourite movie: Donnie Darko; Requiem for a Dream
Favourite band: Neil Young; Rodriguez
Favourite holiday spot: Anywhere there is water
Hobbies/Interests: Football; Camping


 

Emma – Accounts Manager

Hi I’m Emma and I started here here at Signarama Salisbury/Signs SA in May 2016 after moving from the little town of Keith in the South East. I work part-time in sales development.

I have completed a graphic design and pre-press apprenticeship through TAFE SA. Throughout my four year apprenticeship I was involved in the entire signage process from design to install – the perks of working in a small business!

I love working in design. Everyday is different from the last and there is always an exciting new challenge around the corner. I’m also very lucky to have the opportunity to meet new people having recently ventured into sales development.

Favourite holiday spot: Cambodia.
Hobbies/Interest: The beach and music.


 

Neil – Graphic Designer, Marketing & Assistant Print Production

I’m the full-time graphic designer here at Signarama/Signs SA and my role has grown considerably after having joined in July 2016.

I’ve been lucky enough to have been continuously employed as a graphic designer since graduating from Uni SA in 1999, with ten of those years being spent interstate. I’ve gained lots of experience across all areas of design in a variety of environments which I draw upon when creating visual solutions.

What I find interesting about graphic design is that the industry is constantly changing and evolving and keeping my ideas current is part of what keeps me challenged and in love with what I do.

Favourite holiday spot: Europe.
Hobbies/Interests: Guitar, music, automotive trends, motor-sport and all things design related. 


 

Jane – Graphic DesignerJane

Hi Guys I’m Jane the Graphic Designer, the one that makes your signs look awesome!

I have a diploma in Advertising and Graphic Design and have worked in retail for about 6 yrs while studying.

I have been working at Signarama/Signs SA for about 7 years and I love it. Every day is different, one minute I’m designing a logo for an auto shop then the next a hair salon. I love meeting new people and seeing their reaction when they see their business transform.

I’m passionate at what I do and see myself staying in the signage industry in the future.

Favourite movie: Escape from Alcatraz
Favourite band: I love the 80’s -Phil Collins, Rock- Metallica, Pop – Katy Perry
Favourite holiday spot: I’ll let you know when I’m back from my honeymoon which is around the world trip.
Hobbies/Interests: Taking my Moodle “Walter “to the dog park, camping, shopping, arts  and crafts, Boxing, and I’m always up for a good girls night out. 



Chris – Production & Installs Coordinator

Hi my name is Chris and I’ve worked in production with Signarama/Signs SA for over five and a half years now and have bought about eight years experience with me from Ireland.

Having worked in a sign production and manufacturing back in the “Motherland” I’ll be there to make sure your signs are ready to impress.

Favourite movie: Old School
Favourite band: I like good music, not a fan of bad.
Favourite holiday spot: Life is a holiday
Hobbies/Interests: Cinema with the Mrs, walking the dog and the pub ( when I’m allowed)


 

Peter – Production

Hi, my name is Peter Dossis. I’m originally from Port Pirie, having moved to Adelaide a number of years ago. I have been working in this industry for around 8 years now, beginning my career as an Apprentice and completing my qualification in signwriting. I have gained much experience and knowledge within the industry over those years , meeting great people along the way. I feel what I bring to the table within the company is my quality of work, my experience through working at various companies, hard work and my positive persona.

Favorite movie: Too many to choose from, but the Star Wars and Lord of the Rings Trilogy are definitely up there along with most of the Marvel / DC movies.
Favorite bands: Crossfade, Killswitch engage, Disturbed and mixed dance/electronic genre.
Favorite holiday spot: Bali and Indonesia.
Hobbies/Interests: Cars / motorsport, gaming, tech / electronics, movies, soccer


 

Kane – Vehicle Wrapper & Production

Hi, I’m Kane. I’m originally from Murray Bridge, and spent my career in the eastern states prior to moving back to Adelaide three years ago. I have been working in the industry for 22 years and have been wrapping for 16 years. I’m an Avery certified, 3M qualified and Hexis certified installer and have run vehicle wrapping workshops for Avery.

Favorite movie: Anything comedy-based.
Favorite bands: A Perfect Circle, Parkway Drive, Pearl Jam & Smashing Pumpkins.
Favorite holiday spot: The coast.
Hobbies/Interests: Cars / motorsport, gaming, tech / electronics, music


 

Slaid – Production

I have a strong interest in visual arts and typography. I’ve done an apprenticeship as a print machinist operating web offset presses and since then I have done display product assembly as well as producing printed media products on various digital print machines. After moving to Adelaide I joined the team to pick up experience on the installation side of the industry.

After joining the company I have enjoyed getting out and about, meeting people and seeing signage around the city that I have a hand in assembling and installing and taking pride in.

Favorite movie: Hot Rod (Andy Samberg).
Favorite bands: The Prodigy, Regurgitator.
Favorite holiday spot: Camping anywhere in Australia.
Hobbies/Interests: Painting, typography, hiking and music production.


 

Neet – Accounts

Hi my name is Juanita, I manage the admin side of the business ( it’s the boring stuff nobody wants to do, but hey someone has to do it).

Andrew & myself decided to get into the signage business due to the obvious lack of customer service within the industry. Having owned successful businesses in the past we really struggled to find a good sign company for ongoing works or to recommend to others. After having minimal signage experience it was gamble but we were very confident that our customer service skills, along with the right team would ensure our success.

Sadly, my only previous employer was Coles/Myer where I started as a Bakery assistance manager and after 22 years within various management roles, it was time to move onto something else and this is where the Signarama Salisbury story starts.

Favourite movie: Shawshank Redemption.
Favourite band: don’t really have one but am a huge fan of Pink.
Favourite holiday spot: The River Murray – this is where I met my now husband, whilst I was on a visit from Melbourne.
Hobbies/Interest: going to/watching the footy (Go Power), reading, camping & hanging out with my family.