Creating email signatures

Every time I get an email from a certain imaginative colleague, I’m reminded that a well designed email signature is a fantastic, subtle and effective way to remind people you are creative. Not only does it help inject your personality into every email you send, it also works as a wonderful little promotional tool for your latest event or exhibition, a series af artworks you’ve just completed or as a link to your profile. Below are links to information showing how it’s done and ideas on how to create an eye catching email signature that shows off your creative skills.

  1. How to design a signature for your email
  2. The art and science of the email Signature
  3. How to insert a graphic or animation in your outlook email signature
  4. Create email signature in your gmail account
  5. Email signature etiquette
  6. Six ways to make a good e-mail signature

If you already have an amazingly creative email signature or want to try putting something together, we’d like to pick your brains. For those who have dabbled:

  1. How did you make it?
  2. How long did it take and what software did you use?
  3. What were the key ingredients? A catchy image, a link through to your profile?
  4. We’d love to see a screenshot or image that shows off your handy work

If you haven’t created one before and are keen to give it a go then hopefully this post will nudge the task a little further up the ‘to do’ list. Please feel free to share any tips or info you find on the way or to ask questions and let us know if you get stuck.



  • scottimages
    scottimagesabout 5 years ago

    hehehe…. freaky timing Nat. After a small rush of e-mails through my otherwise quiet in-box this morning I actually had the thought “I must get one of those”, & look, here you are with the how-to’s.
    Fabulous….now to just find the time.

    I’ll be sure to see what I can come up with :))

  • Littlehalfwings
    Littlehalfwingsabout 5 years ago

    Thank you…great ideas and info , glad you shared them.

  • Geoffrey Dunn
    Geoffrey Dunnabout 5 years ago

    Nice info … I did mine last year and I think it satisfies ‘most’ of the suggestions here … phew!

  • jemimalovesbigted
    jemimalovesbigtedabout 5 years ago

    your a clever little chicken…. thanks for all those wonderful links and big thanks for showing off my ‘Eleven’ =D

  • Tiffany Atkin
    Tiffany Atkinabout 5 years ago

    thanks for the tips – i dont have one yet, so off i go to get crackin……..!

  • Silvia Ganora
    Silvia Ganoraabout 5 years ago

    I use Wisestamp a pretty firefox extension. It can be used on any webmail service and is highly customizable. Check it out here

  • Peter Zentjens
    Peter Zentjensabout 5 years ago

    @ Silvia: thanks! I was looking for something like that.

  • Marjolein Katsma
    Marjolein Katsmaabout 5 years ago

    I use text-only email exclusively. I do use a signature, with a few URLs to draw people’s attention, but absolutely nothing “eye catching”. HTML is for web pages, not for email.

    And if you send me a mail with an “eye catching” signature, rest assured I won’t see it, unless there is plain text as well. :)

  • Silvia Ganora
    Silvia Ganoraabout 5 years ago

    @Peter – you’re welcome! Of course all the links in the signature are clickable, you just can’t tell from the screen capture I’ve posted.

  • John D Moulton
    John D Moultonabout 5 years ago

    Good item!
    I use centred text, with simple upper case lines and a bold CAPS line. This way I know it works when clients have HTML switched off and ‘plain text’ switched on in emails – as I find many do, judging by replies (as will be the case at the foot of this response – no centre, no bold). I was beginning to think I needed to pump my sig-detail up and make it fancy with images etc – hence reading this item – but y’know what? I think I’m going to leave it be. Strikes me, the single most important thing, it to HAVE a signature stating who you are, what you do and where to find you on the web.
    Much appreciated the input.