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My name is Allen Shelton & I am the owner & operator of Definitive Arts. An artist since birth, I have almost 25 years of professional experience in the Sign & Design industry with a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communications from the Northwest College of Arts (formerly) in Poulsbo, Washington. There, I learned a lot of the basics I would need as a professional artist as well as Airbrush (and later Pinstriping) from the late Tony Crosta, of Air Exaggerations.
From there, I entered the Sign Industry under the guise of Mike & Alicia Hanson of Hayden Signs & Designs, (formerly) of Poulsbo, Washington. There I honed my skills in layout & design, color & form, and vinyl application & traditional, custom, non-illuminated signage, adding to the visual aesthetic started by local signwriter and master Bill Austin, of Austin Signs, in Poulsbo.
Later, we would then become the in-house graphics production department for Steelhead Productions, a Tradeshow Production Company, (formerly) based out of Poulsbo as well. I was tasked with replicating & installing the signs & graphics on tradeshow booths for large computer software companies like Oracal, Sun, Wall Data, Cyberprise, Primus, Conectex, & more, as well as helping design & create 3D models & signs for the various tradeshow booths, that went all around the country, from L.A., to New York, to Las Vegas.
After a few years there, it was time to return to the custom sign world so I joined up with the crew at Port Orchard Signs, (formerly) of Port Orchard, Washington, where my college airbrush instructor, Tony Crosta, was renting shop space at, where he did his airbrush & pinstripe work from. There I produced a large body of work for the surrounding area. Small business signs, vehicle graphics, boat lettering, as well as vehicle graphics for the Port Orchard Police Department, Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue. I was also in charge of the complete redesign of Kitsap Transit's new bus fleet but, though I had a good 7 1/2 year tenure there, something was still missing... & it was time to move on, so...
In the Summer of 2006, I co-founded Definitive Arts, with my father, Jim Shelton. We set out to combine our 40+ collective years of artistic experience & create an outlet & source for high quality, custom window splash advertising, hand & computer generated signage, design, murals, pinstriping, & more. The idea was simple. Don't limit ourselves or our clientele. The sky's the limit, & hence, ... Definitive Arts was born.
For the last 14 years, Definitive Arts has traveled as far West as Aberdeen, as far East as Covington, as far South as Olympia, & as far North as Bellingham, providing our Sign, Design, & Window Splash services around the entire Western Washington area.
My father has since retired but the dream still caries on so, Definitive Arts is now a solo project still set out to provide the same level & quality & service, enjoyed by our customers since day one!
Please, take a look at all our products & services offered, via the navigation bar & give Definitive Arts a call, or drop a line, & let's see what Definitive Arts can do for you, TODAY! Hope to hear from you soon!