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John Taylor established taylormadesigns back in August 1992. Having studied graphic design at RMIT for three years he wanted to be more hands on and decided to undertake a sign apprenticeship at Landells Signs in North Melbourne. He eventually moved on to Luke Signage and quickly assumed the position of Production Manager. Luke Signage was more focussed on the creative, design driven aspect of signage with clients like the Princess, Comedy and Regent Theatres and Village Cinemas way back when they used to hand sketch and paint their billboards. But he still itched to do his own thing and so from humble beginnings at the back of screen printing premises, taylormadesigns grew legs.

growth

Business grew and so did his crew. Having shifted into bigger and better premises a few times he has maintained facilities in the South Yarra – Prahran locale. With the National Gallery of Victoria being a long standing client of his, the position has provided easy access.

Most client work is generated this side of the inner city. Always thinking up new ideas, but never the time to implement them the business is now set up to go alone. He still oversees operation for taylormade but his focus has now gone 360 degrees back to his design roots and the ability to focus on product creation to suit the market he knows so well.

team

Trent Haverkamp, who also studied graphic design and photography, has been with us for near on 10 years and is our Print Manager and takes care of all aspects of digital and inkjet printing – quality, output and maintenance of machinery.

Jon Young has now been with us for almost 10 years.  He is a fully qualified tradesman and now looks after the National Gallery of Victoria (originally managed by Dean Young, his father, who worked with us for 16 years).

Daniel Symes is a fully qualified sign tradesman and has been with us for a couple of years.

Lauren Gibson looks after new sales enquiries as well as managing job flows for existing clients.

specialising in

  • Custom Signage
  • External ID
  • Printed and Forme Cut SAV
  • Pull Ups
  • Wall and Window Decals
  • Point of Sale (custom)