OKC Car Wrap and Vinyl Banner Experts | Lettering Express

ABOUT US

Family-owned for 30 years, Lettering Express understands what it takes to grow businesses that endure. For three decades, small companies and multinational corporations have relied on us to meet their basic marketing needs. We sell signage, vehicle wraps, custom apparel, promotional items, and more to make your company seen. Also, don’t be afraid to come to us with personal projects. We love producing work that makes people happy.

Lettering Express has cultivated a passionate staff that is friendly and experienced. From planning, production, and installation, our team members strive to get things right.

Our team understands the nuances between different materials. We are nationally recognized by all major manufactures: Avery, 3M, WrapItRight, Lowen and Orafol. With our knowledge, we bring out the best in every job.

Oklahoma City has always been our home, and it’s important to support those who support you. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to help local businesses, bands, artists, and individuals thrive.

MEET THE INDIVIDUALS WHO HELP BRING YOUR VISIONS TO LIFE.

Tilly

Tilly would prefer to sit underneath the nearest shady patch rather than in front of a hot spotlight. At Lettering Express, these inclinations translate to a lot of hours spent below Charlie's desk fidgeting and collecting her thoughts. Regardless of her restless demeanor, she loves people and loves to play, which has made her a fan favorite among children and Lettering Express' staff, who are all secretly children at heart. Given time, her tenacity and tenderness can win over the leeriest of creatures, including our periodically grouchy senior canine team member, Lester.

Tilly is a talented excavator and also has a history of tunneling underneath fences as well as infiltrating neighboring spaces undetected. With a resume like hers, Tilly could have gotten any job as an archeologist, miner, or intelligence operative. Thankfully, she followed her heart to Lettering Express, and we couldn't be happier.

Lester

After a chance encounter with Jill and Charlie, Lester knew he wanted to be a part of Lettering Express' future. This prompted a swift career change. Not long after the three met, Lester quit his job as a tough street dog before he accepted his current role of sweet shop dog at Lettering Express. Since then he hasn't looked back, holding his position for 12 years and counting. His duties mostly include protecting the shop from UPS and FedEx while disposing of various human foods that would otherwise clutter the office.

Before he joined LE, he didn't have a name, so Charlie started calling him Lester. This was a well-intentioned but misguided attempt at honoring Primus' Les Claypool, whose birth certificate actually reads Leslie and not Lester. Despite the gaffe, this majestic beast still exhibits many rock star qualities that would make Les Claypool proud. Lester is reliable, dependable, and always there for a pat and a cuddle, which is what we also think Les Claypool is like.

Jill Trujillo

President

Jill possess a keen eye for quality and a love for all things local, which are useful traits for a person helming the front office of a family business that has existed in Oklahoma City since 1988. Jill graduated from the University of Oklahoma before going on to receive her MBA from the University of Central Oklahoma. Once, an online quiz titled “Which Pop Star Are You?” accurately declared she was Taylor Swift. Kanye West, however, would never want to interrupt Jill in the middle of an award acceptance speech. As the kids say, “Real recognize real.” Jill’s dedication to art, fashion and pop culture is only eclipsed by her commitment to Lettering Express’ clientele. Come see for yourself.

Charlie Trujillo

CEO

Just because you’re recognized by the industry as one of its most trusted installers doesn’t mean you can’t be fun. Charlie brings joy to the world with a heat gun and his rainbow-colored assortment of wrap films. Watch Charlie skateboard to his job. Watch Charlie wrap a vehicle to complete that job. Watch Charlie answer a phone call to accept your next job. Watch Charlie do work and try not to blink as he collects accolades. He’s already Avery Dennison Certified, Arlon WrapItRight Certified, Lowen Certified, 3M Preferred, Knifeless Accredited and the list continues to grow.

JUSTIN LOMBARDI

INSTALLATION MANAGER

Justin combines his passion for service with a receptive ear, meaning customers have a tendency to get exactly what they’re looking for when he’s around. From the quiet Norman Oklahoma countryside, Justin drags the peacefulness of his surroundings to work every day. Some installers panic when dealing with the various challenges that go hand in hand with on-site installations, but that’s not Justin’s style. There’s little terrain that Justin hasn’t braved to get his jobs done.

BRYAN ENGLISH

GENERAL MANAGER

A musician at heart, Bryan English treats his customers the way he treats his bandmates: as if they were his people. By doing so, he creates harmony where lesser managers might settle for discord. His ability to work well with others has been paramount to both his professional and his musical career. By first identifying what others value, Bryan is able to hit the right notes in the office and on the stage.

Bryan has worked in the graphics industry for eight years prior to coming to Lettering Express. He said his new surroundings have been more conducive his creativity. Also, the nearby Mexican restaurants that have become staples of his diet have probably contributed to his newfound happiness as well.

CJ LANCE

OFFICE MANAGER

CJ Lance's previous experiences in customer service and in his double life as a stand-up comedian serve him well as Lettering Express' new client-relations specialist. Cheering up grumpy customers with a joke is a nice trick to have in your back pocket on Monday morning and makes everyone's jobs a little easier. CJ's day involves invoicing clients, receiving payments, and taking care of the little things that make Lettering Express run. On the weekend, you can find CJ at church during the day and a comedy show at night with a lot of sleep in between.

KATE STORY

SALES/APPAREL TEAM LEADER

At times soft-spoken, Kate has the tendency to let her designs speak for themselves. Embracing art at an early age, Kate pairs creativity with technique. She combines her knowledge of fine art with a passion for hand lettering. Using a unique blend of skills, Kate lends her lively, human look to all her designs. She’s a breath of fresh air in an era where most apparel companies cut corners with easily-imitated templates. She’s also bilingual, meaning she can properly communicate the phrase “Let’s party!” all the way from Oxford to Mexico City.

JEREMY HUSBAND

VINYL TECH

With a love for motorcycles and open roads, Jeremy Husband appreciates freedom and space. Perhaps that’s what brought him to Lettering Express, where there’s room to meet people from all walks of life and learn different skill sets.

Possessing a natural curiosity for the way things work, Jeremy loves to tinker with anything mechanical. Over time, he’s accumulated a wealth of knowledge, which he applies to a variety of situations.

Outside of work, he’d prefer a quiet patch of land to a bustling bar scene. If you’re looking for a way to his heart, maybe try Chinese food and country music.

PAUL DAVIS

PROJECT COORDINATOR

Our plotmaster Paul finds joy in practice, routine, and process. Take for instance, the process it takes to transform digital artwork into a physical product; he sees these steps as a form of meditation. Though it might take a quixotic amount of imagination to envision loud plotters and busy production spaces as soothing wind chimes and quiet monasteries, this type of mindset makes Paul a natural fit for his job.

When he's not at work, Paul is practicing to become a professional disc golf player and working on his dream of helping people of all ages connect with the outdoors through disc golf. He's already convinced us to put a few holes around the shop, so we think he's off to a good start!

TIANA BUCKNER

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Tiana honed her skills in Lawton, OK. Working as an intern for Cameron University and as a freelance designer, she’s had her hands on everything from tattoo designs to greeting cards. Now at Lettering Express, she uses her eclectic experiences to benefit the variety of businesses opening their doors across Edmond.

Tiana feeds off of creative energy and input. With this in mind, she thoughtfully listens to her clients’ suggestions in an effort to create designs that best suit their businesses.

When she’s not at work, you can find her jamming out to music, making art or floating down a slow river. Maybe she’s doing all three of those things at once.

CHAD WRIGHT

DIGITAL PRINT TECHNICIAN

Chad works as a Production Assistant at LE and keeps things running smoothly. He gets a lot of satisfaction seeing customers’ ideas transformed into reality. Chad’s previous jobs have prepped him for his craft by teaching him important skills like time management and the importance of deadlines. His favorite thing about working at Lettering Express is the comfortable culture and absence of micromanagement.

Chad’s ideal weekend would be a simple one - sleeping in, playing video games, and hanging with friends. If he could choose anywhere to enjoy lunch, it would be eating a good meal at home and spending time with his girlfriend. Some of his favorite musical artists include Tool, Golden Earring, and Slightly Stoopid.

We love Chad’s hunger to learn all he can about the industry and appreciate his positive attitude and hard work!

MICHAEL ENGLISH

DIGITAL PRINT TECHNICIAN

Meet Michael, our resident Plot Master. He works with specialty design equipment and software to make sure your signs look outstanding. He loves that his work allows him to be creative and enjoys working with all the cool folks at LE.

Previous job experience gives Michael his sense of quality control and a stellar attention to detail. He digs that Lettering Express is laid back while still focusing on delivering great products for clients.

Michael is always sharpening his work skills and works hard to be a better dad every day. His son keeps him on his toes and (literally) gets him out of bed in the morning, ready to attack the day. His ideal weekend would be spent with his son on an island resort.

And speaking of a tropical paradise, if stranded on a desert island the three albums Michael would be sure to take with him would be Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, Everybody Else is Doing it, So Why Can’t We by the Cranberries, and The Chronic by Dr. Dre.

If he has to choose a favorite shop dog, Michael is 100% Team Lester. They kick it regularly during the workday.

We love having Michael's eye for detail and dedication as part of the LE Team!

SAM LAUDERMILK

VINYL TECH

Sam is a Vinyl Tech at LE and helps prep and apply all types of vinyl installations. He loves working with vinyl and the artistic vision that’s required to create eye-catching wraps. His previous work experience has helped Sam to grow from constructive criticism and apply what he’s learned in his everyday work.

Sam says he’s a big fan of the team environment and family culture at Lettering Express and enjoys spending time with his coworkers. He knows a lot of places talk about a “team-oriented environment” but says that it really happens here.

Sam’s favorite weekend activities are hanging out with friends and relaxing. He’s a hobbyist mechanic so you can often find him tinkering around too. Sam is pumped to get his project truck finished soon. He’s a fan of Lester hanging out with the gang while they work but doesn’t hang with Tilly because he can’t ever find her hideout.

We’re grateful for Sam’s expertise and dedication and love having him on the team!

SAM SANDOVAL

GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN

Sam is a Graphic Design Intern here at LE and loves finding new ways to take designs to the next level because it allows her to exceed the customer’s expectations. She loves seeing their reaction to her work.

Previous work experience has prepped Sam for the unpredictability of things that are outside her control. She never lets a bad day get her down and works to influence her day with a positive outlook. She’s a raving fan of the laid-back atmosphere at LE that still remains professional. Sam is always looking to learn from her teammates and always looking to level up her design work and the process. Dreaming up new designs and fresh ideas gets her excited.

If she had to pick just three albums to take with her on a desert island, Sam says it’s a hard choice. But in the end, she’d choose New Flesh by Priest, Nectar by Joji, and Cradlesong by Rob Thomas. Her ideal weekend would be chill - just time at home with video games or a good movie. Either that or escaping to her parent’s home in Texas for authentic Mexican food and good vibes.

Sam’s favorite shop dog is Tilly because she’s so affectionate and loves pets, which Sam is happy to provide.

We dig Sam’s hunger to learn and grow in her role and in her craft!

JOLEY VANCE

OFFICE ASSISTANT

Joley is a designer here at LE and she loves bringing ideas to life. Because every project is so different, her work keeps her on her toes and exploring new ways to crush it. Her previous experience in customer service has given Joley a knack for understanding customer needs, and design internships helped her understand the flow of projects and better manage her workflow. Joley is inspired by the passion and culture at LE and loves coming to work every day with such a rad team.

If she had to choose, the three albums she'd listen to on repeat would be How Did We Get So Dark by Royal Blood, Juno by Remi Wolf, and Riot by Paramore. She's a huge fan of local cuisine, and you can often find her posted up at Empire Slice House, The Mule, or Tamashii Ramen.

In the future, Joley wants to push the boundaries of what she's capable of by trying art in every medium she can. Even when she's not working, she's dabbling in macro photography and portraits, always wanting to create something rad. Joley gets pumped about creating something new and bringing fresh ideas to the table with every project.

Joley doesn't like to choose just one favorite shop dog, she loves Tilly and Lester both! Tilly keeps her company and Lester keeps the riff raff away. She's a big fan of both furry friends.

Joley is someone focused on growth and opportunity and we're proud to have her on our crew!

JUSTIN MIZE

PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN

LANDON GOLTRY

VINYL TECHNICIAN

OLIVIA ROSSIER

PLOT MASTER

Oliva, or “Liv” as we know her, is an enthusiastic member of our production crew. She's a big fan of the rad folks she works with and the art our team produces.

Liv loves the culture of LE and says it's set high standards for any other job she might hold in the future. Liv loves learning more about the processes involved in doing great work, and wants to grow her skills in design and installation.

At lunch (or pretty much anytime) she's always down to dig into some Mexican food. Liv gets excited about a great book, movie nights, or spending time with her family. If she had to choose three albums to listen to on a desert island, Liv thinks outside the box and would instead choose three personal playlists that encompass all her favorite genres and artists.

She loves both shop dogs equally and Tilly and Lester love that about her. Liv's enthusiasm and contagious smile are just two of the many reasons we're proud to have her as part of our LE fam.

Images by Jordan Mobley Photography

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