We're a tight-knit team of forward-thinking, award-winning signage experts. We value both technological expertise and good old-fashioned craftsmanship and it is these values that drive our team. Sign It Signs was started in Queenstown in 1982, before being bought by existing owners Reece McChlery and his wife Sally, who rebranded the company and modernised it with new technology.
Sign It Signs has seen rapid growth year on year and this trend looks set to continue with continual investment and development.
We currently have 12 staff and are the largest, well-equipped sign shop in the Southern Lakes. We look forward to sharing our signage expertise with you.
We believe in a relaxed, happy work place and as a result we have a well established team of long-term staff members. We strongly believe that this stability has played an important part in the success we enjoy today. You as our client will be the first to benefit from a team that knows you and your product, and genuinely takes your interests to heart.
Whether your project is big or small, simple or complex, we will approach it with the utmost integrity, creativity and value for money in mind.
Reece McChlery - Owner
Reece purchased Sign It Signs in 2003 and has been instrumental in building the company into the most advanced sign writing business in Queenstown. “Every day is interesting – I love seeing success, whether it’s a campaign or excellent results from a new piece of machinery that we’ve invested in”.
Eliot Emery - Manager
Eliot, with over 21 years experience & academic foundations in graphic design, oversees the signage manufacturing process - from all our printing to CNC routing. Elliot has an extensive background in signage production and application, including a number of years working in the UK and Europe, he has been with Sign It Signs since 2008.
Lockie Sutherland - Head Designer
Studied Graphic Design at the Design and Arts College of New Zealand and graduated in December 2012. Lockie has been working for Sign It Signs since February 2013. Designing everything for your branding - from logo's to vehicle signage, building signage and technical design. His designs are highly visible and have a clear style.
Susanne Spencer - Financial Controller
Susanne has been with Sign It Signs since 2005 and plays an integral role in the day to day operations of Sign It Signs. She keeps invoicing accurate and is an excellent point of contact to get you in touch with the right person within the business.
Angela Tracey - Designer
Angela has over 9 years design experience & academic foundations in graphic design, working overseas in Australia and then here in New Zealand. Angela has been with Sign It Signs since September 2012. Angela’s unique style can be translated from vehicle, to business cards, to buildings - her colourful style keeps all her designs exciting.
Kevin Fowkes - Production Manager
Kevin is an accomplished manager with over 17 years experience in the industry including signage design, manufacture and installation experience. He has worked in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Kevin has a high standard of work and exceptional knowledge that ensures all aspects of production are to the highest industry standards.
Mark Grimmer - Tradesman Specialist
With 35 years of sign-writing knowledge, Mark is the most experienced sign writer in the region, there isn’t much that Mark Grimmer doesn’t know about the industry. He completed his apprenticeship in Brisbane Australia and is proficient in the art of gold leafing, brush stroke & air brushing. He is considered an expert master craftsman.
Sam Hewson – Designer | Print Production
Sam supports Lockie and Angela with design of various signage – he has specialized in small format printing so can take your designs and magically craft them into business cards, and everything print. Sam drives a Mac like The Stig drives a racecar. He’s a good kiwi lad and knows how to get a printer to print High Definition all day long.
James Clark – Business Development & Sales
James is passionate about delivering quality signage and excellent customer service. James consultatively works with customers at all levels to assist them in achieving the best results across design, signage, print and online.
Riley - Apprentice
Riley has been working for Sign It Signs as our apprentice since August 2012. He is already excelling and mastering the art of signwritng and installation. His patience, attention to detail and excellent work ethic guarantee quality signage results.
Hilton Scott - Installer
Hilton has over 10 years experience working around the world in trade shows and sign installation. Settling in Queenstown 3 years ago Hilton has become Sign It Signs man on the ground when it comes to installations and off site work.
Connor has spent the last two years learning the sign trade with Sign It Signs – Not only is he good on the ice (Top level Ice Hockey) he’s good at getting out and about fitting, applying and installing all types of signage. He only wears shorts, even in -2 degrees.
If you are interested in working for us, we are looking for long term commitment. In return, the right person will be remunerated well, according to their ability and experience.
Other rewards include an annual ski pass after one year full-time service and, after two years full-time service, we give you an annual ski pass and an annual golf pass.
If you are interested in a future at Sign it Signs we'd like to talk to you – please feel free to send us your application.
Sign It Signs strongly believes in working with the community and, as a result, we try to give a little to every worthy cause that approaches us. Sponsorship is our way of giving back. We focus on child-based charities and give in excess of $25,000 to such causes every year.
If you belong to a Queenstown-based charitable organisation and feel you would benefit from some form of signage, please feel free to contact us to discuss your needs and make an application.