*The small Sign & Design Studio with the BIG reputation!*
  • Digital Imaging & Design
  • Graphic Designers
  • Vehicles (Fleet Marking)
  • Shop & Footpath Signs
  • illuminated Signs
  • Computer-cut Signs Graphics
  • Promotional Banners
  • Digital Printing
  • Traditional Hand Crafted Signs
  • Footpath & Display Signs
  • Routed Timber Signs
  • Gold Lead Work

Locally Owned and Operated.

Kaiapoi’s Award-Winning ‘one stop’ Sign shop!

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About Us:

Lynda Whitehead is a Fully Qualified Signwriting Artist with over 50 years of experience in the sign industry.

After serving her apprenticeship in Auckland, Lynda Whitehead returned back to her hometown and established Whitehead Signs in 1975. In 2006 the business was re-located to North Canterbury and for us, this is now home. Whitehead Signs is a national award-winning sign company and has become well known for quality of workmanship and excellent service.

In 2012 and in response to the demand for graphic design services the word Design was added to our name. With over 50 years of experience in the industry, Lynda has the knowledge and expertise to supply a sign solution for every application. From hands-on brushwork through to digital media and design. Of interest; Lynda is involved with a number of local and Canterbury service organisations and prefers to shop where she works in North Canterbury.

From inspiration to installation!

Our Services

Complete Sign Service

Lynda is a Trade Certified Signwriter. From hands-on brushwork to digital media and design we cover it all. We specialize in hand-rendered brushwork like surface gilding of honors board and pinstriping of vintage and hotrod vehicles. We also supply and applicate computer cut graphics for temporary coreflute signs or high-performance vinyl media for more permanent ones on ACM sheets. Additionally, we supply signage for commercial vehicles and boats, etc. With the advancement of technology, we also design and print on digital media so the possibilities are endless.

Engraved Wood Signs

For a number of years Whitehead Signs and Design has been supplying clients and companies with timber routered signs. These are especially popular with homeowners who live on a lifestyle block, farmers who wish to add an extra touch to their farm, or stud and housing developers who are looking for something a little more out of the ordinary to brand a subdivision. Timber signs don’t have to be just a boring straight engrave but can be produced dimensionally and with colour and illustrations (see our portfolio). We have won National Awards for our work in this field.

Graphic Design

Apart from being a fully qualified signwriter Lynda also has a diploma in Graphic Design. We specialise in creating logos and original layouts for your new or existing business. The advantage of this ‘in house’ service is that when a logo or layout is designed, the colours will be either vinyl or print compatible.  We can work closely with your existing print supplier or use ours either way you can be assured of the best result. We can supply moat stationery from business cards to letterheads and invoice books.  Got a boring CV?, then let us design an attractive and personalised one for you. 

Our Portfolio of Work Projects.


86 Fuller St
Kaipoi, NZ 7630
New Zealand
Mobile: 021 720 594
Email: lynda@whiteheadsigns.co.nz

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