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As a local born and raised in Ballina, I have a deep understanding of the community and the needs of its businesses. With over 40 years of owning and running Michael short signs, I have honed my skills and knowledge to deliver top-quality signs to my customers. From simple storefront signs to complex, custom-made designs, I have the expertise and equipment to bring your vision to life. My experience includes working with both small businesses and large corporate companies, and I am committed to delivering exceptional results that meet the unique needs of each of my clients. If you are in need of signs for your business, please do not hesitate to reach out. I am here to help you make a lasting impression and succeed in your endeavors.


Michael Short
Since 1983

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Avoid these 6 common Design Mistake for you Business.


  1. Cluttered design: Avoid cluttered designs that overwhelm your audience with too many elements. Keep it simple and focus on the most important elements.

  2. Poor font choices: Using illegible or inappropriate fonts can detract from your message and make your design look unprofessional. Choose fonts that are easy to read and align with your brand.

  3. Lack of contrast: A design with low contrast can make it difficult to read and detract from your message. Ensure that your design has enough contrast between elements for clarity and readability.

  4. Poor image quality: Using low-quality or pixelated images can make your design look unprofessional and detract from your message. Ensure that all images are high-quality and align with your brand.

  5. Ignoring white space: White space, or the empty space around design elements, is essential for visual balance and legibility.

  6. Lack of hierarchy: A lack of visual hierarchy can make it difficult for your audience to understand the most important elements of your design. Use typography, color, and size to create a clear hierarchy of information.

If you're struggling to create artwork that effectively captures your target audience's attention, my 40 years of design experience can be a valuable resource for you. Whether you need help identifying problem areas in your current artwork or creating new designs from scratch, I can work with you to create high-quality artwork that effectively communicates your message and appeals to your target audience.

As an experienced designer, I understand the importance of keeping it simple, using high-quality images and colors wisely, and ensuring that your message is clear and easy to understand. With my expertise, I can help you avoid common design mistakes and create artwork that effectively represents your brand and enhances your business's reputation. I am here to help. Contact me today to learn how my design experience can help take your business to the next level.

Relax, I will guide you in the right direction.


What our customers have to say

Michel really knows his stuff! He had to help me with redoing my artwork which he was more than happy to do. Nothing was a problem or too hard for him. He took photos and had the mock up done that very day. Very professional to deal with. More than happy with the final product! Highly recommended!

Grant Writer North Coast Carpentry

Michael was an absolute pleasure to deal with. He completed my van signage within 3 days from quote & it looks amazing. The pricing was great compared to other quotes i received in the Byron Shire.

I had a great chat with him whilst he completed the sign - 40 years of sign writing under his belt & you can tell he radiates passion in his work. A great & friendly bloke - will be recommending his services to anyone who needs it & use him for further company signage I need.

Matt Bell

Very impressed with Michael's ability to provide advice about the location, size and content of our new signs as well as the quality and clarity of the signs themselves, as always, the proof is in the results which are very pleasing.

David Aveling, Barbeques  Galore Ballina

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