July 7th Best Darn Yard Sale Sign Contest Winner


July 2012 Best Darn Yard Sale Sign Contest

Congratulations to Kate and Aubrie, our Best Darn Yard Sale Sign Contest winners! Kate and Aubrie were helping their mom out with her moving sale today. In addition to helping organize and run the sale, the girls designed, created and installed the signage.

July7th Yard Sale Sign WinnerAubrie created the design in Photoshop, then uploaded the jpeg file to a poster design software program. From there, she printed out the sign (which covered 12 sheets of paper). She taped the papers up to her window and traced the design onto poster board.

Each of the signs for the moving sale were exactly the same, with quality, hand-lettered text. The text was large enough to be seen easily from passing cars, and the sign was simple and succinct with the words, “Moving Sale,” time and address.

The signs were all printed on fluorescent yellow poster board and installed so that the poster didn’t bend and curl in the breeze.

Signs were placed on both corners of the street, along major roads.

Another sign in the driveway clearly marked the yard sale.

Kate and Aubrie received balloons, an official Signs.com Best Darn Yard Sale Sign Contest Winner certificate and a gift card to Coldstone Creamery. Great job!

Nelson James

Nelson James is the chief operating officer of Signs.com and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company. Prior to joining the Signs.com team, Nelson was the president and co-founder of SEO.com. For over 6 years he helped to grow the company from 2 to over 85 employees. Nelson managed many large accounts during his tenure at SEO.com, including Dell.com. In early 2011, Nelson was recruited to Lendio Inc., where he was VP of marketing and was responsible for the creation and management of a marketing team as well as the strategy, tactics and programs to create interest and demand for Lendio’s products and services. Prior to his work experience, Nelson graduated Cum Laude from Brigham Young University in marketing and advertising from the communications department. Nelson lives in Lehi, Utah with his wife and three children. He currently holds leadership positions in scouting and volunteers in his church and community.