Working for Printova Signs is my dream job. Prior to coming to work at Printova Signs, I was a 9-1-1 telecommunicator for a total of 14 years. I took great pride in sending help in the form of police, fire department, and/or EMS responders. I was able to calm upset callers and provide emergency medical instructions. The time for a change had come, though, leading to a conversation with Joe about what to do next. Joe offered me a position with Printova Signs. I left my 9-1-1 job to come work for him, and I’m so happy I did! My job with Printova has been life changing, leading to much greater happiness for me. Here are 5 reasons why it’s my dream job.
1. Creative freedom
One of my favorite parts of my job with Printova Signs is the creative freedom I enjoy. When I first came on board, Joe asked what I wanted my title to be. I half-jokingly told him unicorn, and he put it on my business card! I get to dye my hair pink, which I’ve always wanted to do. Sometimes I even put on a unicorn hair band to go with it. My input is valued on the projects we work on, and I’ve learned how to do some designing in Illustrator and Flexi. It’s really cool to see my ideas printed on the things we make.
2. Opportunities to help others
At Printova Signs, we get to work closely with small business owners. We work to get them the right product, at the right time, on budget, with a plan to make them money. It’s immensely satisfying when a customer reports back to us about how our products help them.
3. Cool projects
We got to make an enormous mural, custom table covers, a wooden, stained, burned, sand blasted sign with printed, cut aluminum elements, and other things for the Rockin’ Pig Saloon at Pig Trail Harley. Moreover, we are now doing the second custom printed wrap of 3 on a 2020 C-8 Corvette. Pinch me! I cannot believe how lucky I am to be a part of things like this.
This one doesn’t really apply during the pandemic, but I absolutely love networking. I adore meeting people and learning all about them and their businesses. Additionally, I like to figure out how I can help them succeed. Printova is an amazing vehicle for doing just that!
5. Learning opportunities
Lifelong learning is a priority for me, and working for Printova has led to many opportunities to learn. I’ve learned how to design and cut stickers, print and finish banners, apply signs, and a lot more. When there are trade shows I get specific industry training and get to add additional capabilities to our shop.
My new career with Printova Signs was a big leap from my last career. It has been a challenge and tons of fun. I don’t regret the change at all!