Olivia Trimble is a second-generation sign painter and designed the cover art for vol. 2 of Arkansas Made Magazine.By Amy Gordy, Photography by Novo Studio
Olivia Trimble is a second-generation sign painter and the brains behind Sleet City Sign Writing in Fayetteville. She learned the craft from her stepdad, Eric Snodgrass, and has fond memories growing up of climbing into his old Volkswagen filled with the smell of fresh paint.
“I began painting signs in 2011. I got my first big job from Onyx Coffee, who found me at a craft show and hired me. That job took my craft from being a hobby to a business,” Trimble said.
You’ve probably seen her work for numerous Northwest Arkansas businesses, including Onyx Coffee, Shindig Paperie, Mustache Goods, Handlebar, Thrive and many more.
In addition to sign painting and creating pop-up murals around town, she’s very active in the local art community. Trimble and a team of talented artists and organizers are stepping up to the plate to introduce their new craft show, The Cattywampus Co-op, with a holiday market on Dec. 10 to help fill the void left by the absence of The Little Craft Show this year. “It’s going to be a zany, fun, retro-themed holiday craft show,” Trimble said. Check out Trimble’s work on Instagram @sleetcitywoman.