Di Buttenshaw

Di Buttenshaw

Trade - Signwriting

Di has been Signwriting for over 15 years. She completed her apprenticeship studies at TAFE Illawarra whilst working at signage companies in Sydney and her hometown of Wollongong. Di is passionate about signage, whether it be designing, vehicle wrapping, installing shopfront & building signage or dusting off the old sign brushes and painting… she loves a blank canvas waiting for a splash of colour!

She has owned and operated DiSIGNS Signage & Graphics for 12 years with a small and excellent team of creatives.

Di has 2 gorgeous young boys; Billy & Elroy with partner Colin. The juggle of being a Mum, running a business and working full-time comes with its pros and cons but she wouldn’t have it any other way. “I couldn’t imagine doing this without the support of my partner Col, my family and friends, the DiSIGNS crew and the boys day care educators… and of course our customers.”

Di is a massive supporter of the work that SALT is doing in our extended community, having been a part of the first SALT meeting over 10 years ago, a founding member and watching the Supporting And Linking Tradeswomen team grow and spread their wings over more and more areas of Australia, she has seen a shift in attitudes and workplace cultures to much more diverse and accepting environments for women in trades. Although there is still a long way to go, Di feels it is much more accessible to become a tradeswoman now than it was 10 – 15 years ago.