Traditional Signwriting & Gilding

Welcome, I specialise in designing and making high quality hand-painted and gold leaf signs.

If you are considering utilising hand lettering to create a unique and independent feel to your business, get in touch today to discuss the options available. I can paint onto most surfaces including brick, textured rendering, timber and glass.

Whether it is a shop front sign to represent your brand or gold leaf lettering to add visual impact to your shop windows, I can offer you an individual solution for your project.

I also offer custom logotypes and design supplied in a digital format.

I hope you enjoy browsing through my work and if you have any questions or would like a free quotation, then please get in touch.

Russ Young.

Skills & Specialities

  • Branding & Design
  • Shop front fascia and hanging signs
  • Genuine gold leaf gilding and window lettering (reverse glass)
  • Brick wall signs and textured surfaces
  • Vehicle signwriting

Client Comments

"Russ Young of The Sign Artist was recently contracted to sign paint sixteen of the doors in our newly refurbished Moscar Lodge. I was impressed by his professionalism, artistry and attention to detail and would heartily recommend him to those who require hand-painted signs of quality."

The Duchess of Rutland, Belvoir Castle.

"We are very happy with the indoor wall sign which we recently purchased from The Sign Artist. From a range of bespoke lettering styles, we were able to choose the one that projected exactly the right atmosphere for our shop. Thanks for the good work!"

Kelly Smith, Cry Baby Tattoo, Sheffield.

"I came across Russ and his beautiful work on Instagram so I contacted him regarding a new hand painted sign for outside my tattoo studio. From initial contact to receiving my amazing classic style hand painted sign (which included the most beautiful detailed gold leaf finished lettering I have ever seen) was an absolute pleasure. I was always kept in the loop, from the design process through to the very end. The final result was even better than I had possibly imagined and adds a beautiful touch to my studio and the street where it hangs. I look forward to working with Russ again in the future and could not recommend him and his amazing craft highly enough, thank you."

Roy Keane, Owner of Soul Addiction, Limerick, Ireland.

“ I employed Russ to paint the sign for my business premises, ’Sew in the City'. As I’m based in a listed building and selling creativity it was crucial that I had someone who understood what I was trying to achieve visually and as soon as I met Russ I was confident I’d chosen the right person. He consulted me every step of the way but also advised how best to achieve the look I wanted. I was so pleased with the signage that I engaged him to do white gold leaf lettering on the window and the result is amazing. He is extremely careful with a great eye for design and a thorough understanding of lettering and branding as well as being an absolute perfectionist."

Kerrie Broughton-Glerup, Owner of Sew In The City, Sheffield.

" We engaged the services of The Sign Artist for the opening of our new shop Walton Herbs. The level of service has been excellent, the attention to detail superb and the customer care top notch. We would highly recommend, without reservation, The Sign Artist to any business seeking personal attention, craftsmanship and skill for their branding and signs.” 

Sandra Carlon, Manager, Walton Herbs, Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

“Beautiful work. Russ worked closely with us to come up with a design that was perfect for our needs and we're utterly delighted with it. Highly recommended.”

Robyn James, Nether Edge Herbarium, Sheffield.

“A friend of ours put us in touch with Russ after walking past a sign he was painting in the Antiques Quarter. He sorted us out with a whole variety of signage that makes us really stand out on Abbeydale road.”

Roy Pemberton, Four Corners Canteen, Sheffield.


Photography by Ben Paul Johnson.

© Russ Young 2017