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A request to create an original sign whose deciding factor was moving overseas and becoming independent [Translator]

In this series, we will be interviewing customers who have purchased original signs, and will be delving into what led them to ask for a sign to be created , and what situations in their lives they would like to use the sign created for them in the future.

What kind of person is actually requesting the creation of an original signature of "quick-drawn signature"? What kind of font is the signature that the person likes? This is a thought- provoking article.

If you are interested in creating an original sign, please read until the end.

This time, we interviewed Hiroki Yoshida, who works as a translator.


table of contents

1. Request for signature creation from translator Yoshida-san

2. Independence and emigration were the triggers for creating the sign.

3. The deciding factor was custom-made by a professional calligrapher.

4. Impressions of the original signature

5. Future prospects and use of original signs

5-1. Signs in various situations when living abroad in the future

5-2. Signs in important situations when working as an individual

5-3. Signs for daily use

6. At the end

Request for signature creation from translator Yoshida-san


First of all, please introduce yourself.

My name is Hiroki Yoshida. Currently, I am working as a translator, mainly translating cybersecurity-related news articles and other IT-related news articles into English-Japanese and Japanese-English.

Actually, until July of last year, I was working at a foreign company that I joined as a new graduate, but I decided to quit in order to expand my activities and achieve what I wanted to do.

Currently, my main job is translation, but my job title may change in six months.

Independence and moving abroad led to the creation of signs.


Please tell us why you asked us to create your signature.

The main reason I asked him to make a sign for me was that I became a freelancer last July, and that I was planning to move overseas in the future.

When I was a company employee, I was young and didn't have the opportunity to sign any documents, but I think that in the future , as a freelancer, I will be required to sign various contracts and documents .

Also , overseas countries have a culture of autographs, so autographs will be required in various situations .

Wouldn't you hate it if you couldn't sign with confidence at a time like that?

So I wanted a cool sign that was unique to the world, so I commissioned one .

It's difficult for amateurs to come up with and create cool signs on their own.

Also, I had always wanted a cool sign that could be used in everyday life , which was one of the reasons I asked them to make a sign for me.

I don't think I'm the only one, but I think there are many people who have wanted a cool, original signature just for themselves.

Whenever I pay by credit card at a fancy restaurant or check in at a hotel, I always wonder if I want a cooler sign.

When you go to a fancy restaurant, you often pay at the table. I always thought it would be nice to be able to sign autographs there in a more cool way.

The same goes for checking in at a hotel. When you stay at a hotel, you're usually with your girlfriend, and I think it's at times like this that men want to look stylish and look cool.

When I wanted to give a cool autograph in a cool situation, I always felt awkward because of my lame autograph.

The deciding factor was custom-made calligraphy by a professional calligrapher.

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Why did you choose "Speed ​​Sign" out of all the sign creation services available?

The fact that the signature was created by a professional calligrapher was appealing.

When I was looking for a sign creation service, I instantly became interested in having a professional calligrapher create a one-of-a-kind fully custom-made sign .

Also, it was a plus for me to know who was going to make the sign.

I felt a sense of security and warmth when I thought that such a cool calligrapher would create my signature.

*All signatures for "Speed ​​Signs" are created by Nozomi Sobue, a professional calligrapher.
Nozomi Sobue is a professional calligrapher who mainly performs calligraphy and creates works and signs.
We are the only service in Japan to create original signatures by professional calligraphers.


Among the services that create original signatures, the unique ` `custom-made by a professional calligrapher '' was appealing.

Thoughts on the original signature

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Please tell us your impressions of the original sign that you have actually created.

I was really moved when I actually received the autograph.

I couldn't believe that such a cool signature belonged to me.

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The signatures I had been writing looked like graffiti (lol).


There is such a huge difference between professionals and amateurs.

The typefaces written by calligraphy professionals are truly beautiful.

This time I ordered with the "Bamboo Plan", so they also made several other types of signs for me.

*The "Bamboo Plan" offers signs of kanji, alphabets, and abbreviations in practical, unique, and quick-writing types.
We will create a total of 6 types using 3 types of fonts.

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All of the signs you made are cool, but my favorite is the ``quick-hand type'' of kanji.


I fell in love at first sight with the balance of the entire signature and the smoothness of the strokes, which obviously cannot be created by an amateur.

Do you think you can actually master "quick-writing" signatures?

At first, I was honestly worried that I wouldn't be able to write such a cool signature myself.

However, thanks to the stroke order video, I was able to check the correct stroke order , and I'm glad that I can practice by tracing the signature over and over again on the tracing sheet .

*The Bamboo Plan comes with transparent PNG data of the signature, a tracing sheet, and a stroke order video as ancillary services.

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Right now, I'm first practicing speed-writing signs for the kanji that I fell in love with at first sight.

The order confirmation included ``steps to be able to write a signature'', so I try to follow them obediently and practice little by little.

 〈Steps to being able to write a signature〉

① Refer to the stroke order video and practice tracing on the practice sheet to get your hand used to the movements of writing the signature.
② Once you are able to write to a certain extent, try writing your signature on a blank piece of paper, compare it with the model, and make corrections while being aware of any differences.
③ Until you can write a well-balanced signature consistently, we recommend that you write it every day, even if it's just a few times.
④ A high-quality sign will become more comfortable in your hand each time you use it. As you use the sign in actual situations, please enjoy the feeling of it changing into a tasteful sign.

You can understand it by actually practicing the signature, but it's really nice to be able to check the stroke order of the signature in the stroke order video .

Not only can you check the stroke order of the signature, but you can also feel the slowness and strength of the strokes, which you can't tell just by looking at the font.

I'm also glad that there is a slow playback version at 0.7x speed.

I watch the stroke order video and practice tracing on the tracing sheet to get my hands used to it.


When you practice using a tracing sheet, you will be impressed by how naturally your hands will move.

This is the signature I wrote on the first day after practicing on the tracing sheet.

It kind of looks like that.


Now that I've practiced more, I can write better.


However, as mentioned in ``Steps to being able to write autographs'', I would like to continue to practice signing even just a little bit every day and do my best to be able to write stable and well-balanced autographs.

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Future prospects and use of original signs


In what situations in your life would you like to use original signatures?

As I briefly touched on at the beginning, there are several scenes that I would like to use once I am able to write original signatures perfectly.

1. Signs to use in various situations when living abroad in the future
2. Signs in important situations when working as an individual
3. Signs for everyday use

    Signs for various situations in your future life abroad

    I will be moving to Eastern Europe from April 2022.

    My past experiences living overseas have had a positive impact on my outlook on life and values, so I would like to go abroad again while I am still young and dive into a new world.

    I want to experience a new world that I see for the first time, experience various values ​​firsthand, and expand my depth as a human being.

    As many of you may know, Japan is a seal stamp society, while other countries are a signature society .

    In both daily life and business, there are far more situations in which signs are used than in Japan .

    After moving overseas, I think I will need a signature instead of a seal for rental contracts, opening bank accounts, and various other situations.

    With this original sign, you can feel safe even at important moments in your life abroad, such as a new start.

    You will be able to sign with confidence in any situation.

    I am happy to be able to start my life overseas with confidence and pride, along with a one-of-a-kind original signature created by a professional calligrapher.

    Signs in important situations when working as an individual

    In July 2021, I decided to quit the company I joined as a new graduate and work as an individual.

    I was promised stability if I continued as a company employee, so it was quite a big decision.

    However, it was a necessary decision in order to move abroad and to be able to ``work when I want, where I want, with people I like, doing what I like.''

    From now on, I will work as an individual translator.

    If I get interested, I think I'll start doing other jobs as well.

    In the future, you will need to sign various documents such as contracts.

    At times like these, I don't want to use the old, uncool signs.

    I would like to use the original signature you created this time to write a cool signature and get my work back on track .

    signs for everyday use

    My signature, which I used to worry about as being tacky, has now been reborn as something cool, so I want to use it with a smug smile when paying by credit card at a fancy restaurant or checking in at a hotel (lol).

    I've always wanted to look cool, so I'm happy to be able to sign in a cool way even in everyday situations.

    As a side note, when I stayed at the Yokohama Bay Sheraton over the holidays the other day, I immediately signed the original sign at check-in!

    Of course, I was able to sign autographs with more confidence than before, so I felt like I stood taller than usual when I checked in (lol).

    I'm looking forward to being able to use my one-of-a-kind original signature in both important business and contract situations and small everyday situations.

    At the end


    How was it?

    That concludes our interview with Mr. Yoshida.

    If you are someone who uses signs in daily life such as credit card payments, are self-employed, are a business owner, are a businessman, or want an authentic, one-of-a-kind original sign , please feel free to request us to create an original sign for you.

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