At Starfish Signs & Graphics, we know that in order to help you stand out, be noticed and get results, we need to rely on the talent in our workshop. Case in point is Ryan Waffird, who also goes by the nickname “Stretch.” His portfolio is awe-inspiring. Color-change wraps, vehicle graphics, three-dimensional designs and marketing messages show him to be an expert at handling all types of wraps.
Sure enough, you see his work on all kinds of vehicles including motorcycles and tractors, as well as on walls and windows. Therefore, whether you come to us to order color change wraps in San Clemente, CA, or are thinking of installing a perforated vinyl window advertisement, this pro can make it happen.
What Does It Take to Become an Expert?
Stretch has plenty of experience working with vinyl wrap products. Look at the work he did for Dragon Alliance. Located at 971 Calle Amanecer, this business is all about eyewear fit for today’s image-conscious youth and the athlete who does not want to lose time because of fiddling with glasses. The Dragon Alliance vehicle wrap presents with the company’s name and logo on a color background that enhances the overall appearance of the vehicle and makes it to be more in keeping with the company’s chosen colors.
“The best part about vehicle wrapping is seeing the transformation from start to finish. Taking a blank canvas and transforming it into a work of art that is a reflection of the owner’s vision and your own skill. The customer’s reaction as they see that the vision they had for their car comes to life and it exceeds their expectations,” Stretch says. It is clear that he has an eye for colors, shapes and excellent style element arrangement. His detail work is meticulous. Seams always match and air bubbles never happen.
Yet behind his innate abilities, there is also a good bit of training. Vinyl manufacturer 3M, which makes a lot of the material we use for vehicle and wall wraps, has put together a graphics installation training program. As a 3M certified wrap installer in San Clemente, CA, Stretch had to meet the entrance qualifications and then master a tough training course that covered vehicle wraps, fleet graphics and hands-on demonstrations.
Beyond the Training
Customer service is another skill that sets our expert apart from others in the business. Stretch works with the customers to learn their preferences and visions for the finished designs. It is fair to say that each wrap product is the result of a collaboration between the artist and the client. There are no shortcuts to excellence. A skilled technician without the eye of a graphic artist may be able to do a passable job at installing a wrap, but this professional will never be able to create a good product.
In the same way, a skilled graphic artist who cannot match seams will not produce a wrap that a client will love. Even the certified wrap installer who does not have the skills and experience to work with the client falls short of the goal. In Ryan “Stretch” Waffird, we have the rare individual who combines all of these skills and talents, which are reinforced with measurable training outcomes. When you want to entrust your next wrap to an expert in the field, call us. Stretch would love to work on your project.