Job Definition

  • painting decorative free-hand designs on objects, such as pottery, glass, (cigarette) cases, lampshades
  • transferring from paper decorative or ornamental designs on articles
  • integrating and developing visual elements, such as line, space, mass, colour, and perspective, in order to produce desired effects such as the illustration of ideas, emotions, or moods
  • laying out and painting in one or more languages letters, figures, monograms and designs to make signs
  • sketching or tracing design or lettering onto work piece or pattern material to prepare pattern or stencil
  • designing pattern or lettering to paint work pieces, such as signs, glassware, pottery, or zinc plates
  • using software and routing equipment to produce 3D carved images for application onto larger signage as well as engraved and inlaid signs
  • designing and producing normal flat cut lettering, lettering that is shadowed or lettering that is ready cut for application
  • writing, painting, or printing signs or show cards used for display or other purposes
  • cutting out letters and signs for display purposes from wallboard or cardboard, by hand or machines, such as electrically powered jigsaw or bandsaw
  • examining sketches, diagrams, samples, blueprints, or photographs to decide how designs are to be etched, cut, or engraved onto work pieces
  • measuring and computing dimensions of lettering, designs, or patterns to be engraved
  • engraving and printing patterns, ornamental designs, etchings, trademarks, figures or lettering onto flat or curved surfaces of a wide variety of metal, glass, plastic, or ceramic items
  • etching decorative designs, calibration markings and other figures on glass articles

    Educational level

    • Skilled