Our Craft

We believe in building the best and sweating the details.

Quality matters.

By controlling every step of the process, we can build your sign just the way you envision it.

Great signs start with great materials

Our obsession with what goes into our signs means we only use hand-selected materials to get the best results possible.

Built by humans

Despite having amazing tech, we’re always willing to take the long way to get it just right.

Made in the USA

All our signs are made and shipped worldwide from our studio in Berkeley, CA.

The Space

Tinkering Monkey is located in a 100 year old brick-and-timber warehouse space in Berkeley, California. The building housed a bank in the 1950’s, with the original cast iron vault still operational. In 6 short years, we’ve gone from one car garage to a 3,000 sq ft warehouse.


We choose sustainable methods and materials whenever possible.

We run on 100% solar and wind power, generated here in California.

LEED certified seal

All our acrylic and metal signs are LEED certified.

FSC certified logo

All our hardwoods are sourced from the US and are FSC certified.

Low VOC icon

We only use low or ultra low VOC paint, per CA law.

Reuse and Recycling

Waste is a huge problem in the sign industry. Here’s how we’re tackling it ourselves.

Our metal signs contain 20% recycled material
Our acrylic signs contain 40% recycled material
100% of metal scrap and most of acrylic scrap are recycled
More than half of our packing material is reused

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