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  • Hello from Portugal

    Posted by Alex Wendel on October 25, 2002 at 5:44 pm

    Hello there!

    As many others around here I “discovered” you via The Letterville, where I have been a daily visitor for the last couple of years.

    My first 19 years were spent in Barcelona. Back in ’95 my father started our business here in Potugal and then, 6 years ago, I joined him.

    Cheers,

    Alex

    John Childs replied 20 years, 1 month ago 7 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Mike Brown

    Member
    October 25, 2002 at 6:16 pm

    Hi Alex! – welcome to the UKSG!

    What’s your story? – how long in the trade?, or are you new to it?

    Tell us what you’re at just now, where you’d like to go with it and what kinda work gives ya’ a buzz!

    look forward to reading more and chewing over topics in future…

    more soon

    mikethesign

  • Robert Lambie Robert Lambie

    Member
    October 25, 2002 at 8:11 pm

    hi alex and welcome to the site! 😉

    make your self at home mate… kick back and browse the site 😉

    if we can help you in anyway just ask. we all welcome you with open arms. good to see some varied countries on the site.
    portugal ahhh, one of my favourite countries. been there a few times once on my honeymoon. 😀
    lagos, lagos, lagos everytime… loved it…

    cheers for now and look forward to reading some things about your work.

    if you have a picture, feel free to send me it and i will load it for you! 😉

  • Alex Wendel

    Member
    October 26, 2002 at 11:15 am

    Thank You for your warm welcome!

    Mike, I’ve been in the sign business for the last 8 years. The three first years, while I was finishing my education in Barcelona, I did my apprenticeship with my uncle in Germany or with my father in Portugal (in my holidays), and in july ’97 I became a “professional”.

    Most our work is vinyl related: vehicles, sign boards, banners… One of my bigger costumers is a company that makes ambulances. As my father says it is difficult to explain what we do, we do everything. 😀

    Robert, I’m glad you like Portugal, especiallly Lagos. Don’t hesitate to come back and bring friends, tourism is a very important business here 😆

    Cheers,

    Alex

  • F. Skierk

    Member
    October 27, 2002 at 7:40 am

    hi alex 😀

    cool part of the world to come from! 😎

    i think you have made the right choice joining in here.
    just join in when you feel like it they are a great bunch.
    im not big on posting, i just hit the boards in a wave every now and again 😆 😆
    i also visit other sign sites, letterheads is one. i have to say this is my site of choice. much more freindly than some others, oh and it is a brit site that helps too. 😉 😉

  • Lee Attewell

    Member
    October 28, 2002 at 2:19 am

    Hi Alex,
    Sally’s right this is a great place to visit. Jump right on in with posts, you don’t get flamed to death here…It’s fun

    CYA

    Lee

  • Martin Pearson

    Member
    October 30, 2002 at 10:26 pm

    Hi Alex and welcome to the UKSG, as everyone has said lots of help and advice on the boards, if you have any questions or can answer someone elses questions dont be bashful just jump right in and start posting.

  • John Childs

    Member
    November 6, 2002 at 12:18 am

    Hi Alex.

    Had a run down for the bike rally in Faro this year then cruised back up the coast to Porto, inland to Braganca then back into Spain and the ferry home. Great holiday.

    Drank gallons of Sagres and a fair bit of Port. One complaint though was that I didn’t get to have any Sardines.