Adventure Sign & Graphics is a full-service, custom, sign shop that operates out of south Austin. Headed by Lee Sonoqui, an expert in all things graphic with over 21 years of experience in the industry. We use the latest technology and techniques to meet your signage needs quickly, efficiently, and at a competitive price. Whether you’re looking for engraved interior signs, ADA compliant displays for your commercial property, custom banners, vinyl graphics, yard or site signs, or anything in between, you can count on us to get the job done right!
MEET THE TEAM: LEE SONOQUI
Lee is an experienced, sought-after expert in the fields of sign fabrication and graphic design and the expert at Adventure Sign & Graphics. He’s known throughout Austin and the larger Central Texas area for his artistic vision, his attention to detail, and his technical skills. Born in Phoenix, AZ and raised in Terlingua, TX, Lee started his career by serving in the US Marines from 1987 to 1993 where he fought in the Gulf War. After he returned to the states, he worked to receive his Associates Degree in Fine Arts with an emphasis on oil painting. His first foray into the world of signs and commercial art was with Architectural Signage Systems Inc. in Tampa, Florida, in 1995. In 2005, he moved to Austin and joined Sun Signs Inc., where he worked for 11 years.
During that time, Lee gained experience in a wide variety of sign types and installations. Since 1995, he has, in no particular order: screen printed, spray painted, applied vinyl, welded, ground, sawed, bent, shaped, engraved, laser-cut, glued, faux-painted, laminated, framed, illuminated, designed, fastened, riveted, and molded his way through many materials, including aluminum, steel PVC, vinyl, wood, polyurethane, polystyrene, acrylic, ABS, and even Bondo, to create enduring, beautiful signs of every size, shape, and purpose!
In August of 2016, Lee decided to take those talents and create his own business. Adventure Sign & Graphics, a premier south Austin location, is where the most modern and professional signs are made with an artisan attention to detail. Lee has installed interior wall logos on the 30th floor of high rise office buildings, and dug holes in the hot Texas sun for realty signs. He’s outfitted the interiors and exteriors of major hospitals in Tampa, and replaced outdoor signs 50 feet off the ground in a boom truck. He’s crawled inside electrical signs troubleshooting outage problems, and covering the windows with frosted film in Austin Bergstrom International Airport. Lee has seen and done it all!
When he’s not out helping label the world with Adventure Sign & Graphics, Lee enjoys drumming, photography, studying WWII-era and 1950’s art and culture, and, of course, oil painting. In his own words:
“What I enjoy the most in the sign industry is that there is a huge diversity of signs and each project is unique; there is always a need to stay sharp by continuing to educate myself with the latest and greatest methods of sign fabrication. It’s the perfect blend of art, design, mechanical engineering, material science, and social skills. I will continue to make signs long after I retire!”
Morgan Sonoqui is an administrative expert whose various career and life experiences have made her into a uniquely creative and capable professional. Her people skills, talent for organization, and knack for operations and financials make her a tremendous asset to Adventure Sign & Graphics.