It’s no longer work as usual. Returning to work following a pandemic is concerning and scary. Here's how a few changes around the office can help safely transition your team from Zoom back to the [...]
Don’t underestimate the power of signmaking skills when it comes to creative problem carving.
In today's digital age, is it possible to achieve both efficiency and creativity while still designing and making custom signage? For one California-based company, the answer has been a [...]
Brass signs are true Insta bait—but designing one can be tricky. Not to worry: follow these 5 rules and you’re on your way to mastering that chic, retro look.
These 26 companies figured out how to brighten up their space with a brass sign—and we'll show you how, too. Get inspired with signs that achieve that iconic look...without getting gaudy.
Unlike other states, California requires two signs for restrooms. Follow the three steps below to ensure that your signs pass inspections—and blend in seamlessly with your interior.
Hooray—you've moved into a new space! Now you're faced with a new challenge: nobody knows where things are, and the temporary post-its just aren't cutting it.
Join us in supporting your small business community—because shopping small is a big deal. To help you out, we put together a list of some really great people that we've worked with over the years.
Great work! You’re now on your last and final step – displaying your ADA signage. Follow these illustrations to avoid making easy mistakes.
Consider this the Cliffs Notes of rules for ADA compliant text. (Don’t worry, we won’t tell.)
We'll show you where you need to stick to ADA standards—and where you can get creative.
Learn how to add Braille to your signage with this easy, foolproof method.
Overwhelmed by all the Braille requirements? Don't be. Follow these 5 tips to make sure your custom signs pass inspections with a breeze.
Jeff at Ugmonk describes his experience working with Tinkering Monkey on custom signage.
See how Plasso used Tinkering Monkey to brand a new office—on a tight budget.
Tinkering Monkey was featured in the Sep 2018 issue of Sign of the Times, a leading brand for comprehensive sign-industry news, technical information and in-depth analysis.
We'll show you how to give your mission statement, company quotes, or core values a fresh new look.
We worked closely with the Thumbtack in-house design team to bring their new branding to life—right on time for their public announcement.
The Challenge: Design and build a catapult to launch a large water balloon the farthest possible distance.
We're looking for someone who is confident working with their hands and is keen on a high level of craftsmanship.
Torched Wood Torched signs are burned and left raw, with a lightly textured feeling and will change with time if left outdoors or in direct sunlight. They’re a great option for a more [...]