We are Sign Painters.
We have over 20 years of original design and sign painting expertise.
Starr Studios was founded in San Francisco’s Mission District in 2005 by artist, designer and author Sean Starr: a 2nd generation sign painter birthed from the custom auto/moto paint explosion of the late 70s and early 80s. Sean’s original works have been exhibited across the United States, and he has published several books, including “You, Me and Morrissey” which was made an Official Entrant for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Letters. His wife, Kayleigh, operates the studio alongside him.
The studio’s extensive experience has quickly put them on the short list of companies across the US, including Gap, Sony Music, NBC Television, the 2010 Winter Olympics, Ocean Spray, and the Mayor’s Office of San Francisco.
In the world of traditional sign painting, Starr Studios is a leading voice. The studio is featured in the book and documentary “Sign Painters” by Faythe Levine & Sam Macon; Sean serves as Editor of “Traditional Sign Maker Magazine.”
The studio’s work is regularly featured in Signs of the Times Magazine, Digital Output Magazine, This Old House, ArtForum Magazine, Juxtapoz Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, Sign Builder Illustrated and SignCraft Magazine.
The studio offers a wide range of services which include original design, wall signs and murals, gold leafing on glass, vehicle lettering and historical signage and restorations.