About me

Traditional Signwriter based in Bournemouth

My name is Steve Blackwell, I’m a signwriter with a workshop in Southbourne, Dorset, but work all over the country.  I can paint existing surfaces like vehicles or walls, but can also build signs to a high quality standard. I like to mix traditional signwriting painting methods with modern materials, giving a longer lasting sign, that has maximum visual impact. I’m also a qualified painter/decorator so often include this into my sign work.


Steve did an amazing job on my old 1950’s bike. Nailing the brief of keeping the bike ‘weathered’ – would definitely use again and recommend to all

Matt Cobden

Very pleased with everything Steve has done for me including my lovely twist and go coolbox. Always very happy with his work and recommend to all.

Katie, Totally Trimmed

Steve did a brilliant job with our signs at Beatnik Emporium in Southampton. We found him to be reliable and spot on with our requirements. Thanks Steve 😊

Sas Maton

Steve did an amazing job hand painting the designed artworks on to different sized chalkboards which will be on display at various events to share and promote my client’s brand story and values. Thanks Steve the chalkboards look amazing and my client is delighted with them!

Becks Neale

Steve has completed a few jobs for us that have been a challenge for him, but not only has he done a fantastic job, he also still has a passion for our classic VW’s.

Gary, Coolcampers

I commissioned Steve to renew the artwork and signage on the door of my Victorian safe. This by no exaggeration was an intricate and demanding piece. The results are fabulous and a credit to his passion and artistic abilities and I can only say what a pleasure it was to meet him too. I thoroughly recommend him to anyone requiring first class work.”


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