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08 April 2021

14 Best Email Signature Design Examples

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Good email signatures help us build our business and make a lasting impression on potential clients.

Since email signature is the last thing people see in emails, we should make them creative and memorable.

Let's examine useful tips and real-life examples of email signatures from famous companies and their appropriate use in personal emails and newsletters.

Please be advised that all types of businesses require different professional email signatures with detailed contact information, job title, and much more.

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This branded email signature design is a good fit for legal consulting, banking, etc. Designers, photographers, cooks, etc., however, may use creative and unusual.

Professional email signatures are a great way to passively promote your company and add a personal touch to your email campaign. They’re also a good way to remind your recipient who you are and what you do, in case your email conversation goes on for a while.

You can use email signatures to build trust, drive traffic to your website, or get them to follow you on social media. Check out our best practices for business email signatures below.

Best design examples of email signatures for business emails

When we say “Business” here, we mean banking, financial consulting, and legal services. 

Example 1. Legal services

Let us start with these serious business emails.

Signature Details What Information to Add

What you could learn from this email signature design:

A photo of a trustworthy, cheerful woman.

It was said long ago that cheerful, smiling people evoke trust. Even the justices of the US Supreme Court, including its Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., are smiling in their profile photos.

This email sign-off includes the website address, contact number, postal address, and — my favorite part — a map. In case some of your clients want to visit your company personally.

Example 2. Consulting and Real Estate

It seems like this is a very serious type of business, and there is no room for creativity. But you are welcome to spice up your emails with some colors.

Custom Email Signature for Real Estate Signature Details Matter

(Source: Email signature built with Stripo)

What you could learn from this email signature design:

A background image that actually mirrors the type of business. Also, you may add a number of photos of the recently-sold apartments or the currently available ones.

And, of course, social media icons take us to realtor Thomas’ Facebook and LinkedIn Accounts.

Speaking of which...

Easy way to add social media icons in your email signature with Stripo:

Did you know that you do not need to work on the design and content of your social media pages every time when composing a new email?

You configure them just once in your Stripo account. Next time when you decide to use your email signature template in a new email campaign, you just pull the social media icons block into your templates, and voila, your sign-off already contains all the necessary social icons with respective links.

Use this option to save time on email production
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Example 3. ESPs 

When you are announcing serious changes that you are going to make to your company that will affect your business' customers, it's always best when the CEO of your company does it. Such emails look way more professional and are perceived by recipients better.

Email Signature Marketing What Email Providers Add to Their Signatures

(Source: Email from Iterable)

What you could learn from this email signature example:

The CEO of Iterable greets customers on his own. And also offers them to schedule a demo where he is going to present new features of his ESP. A nice example of a call to action in signature.

Best email signature designs for the fashion and beauty industries

When it comes to fashion and beauty, we expect to dive into the world of creativity and non-traditional approaches to everything they do and produce.

Example 4. The Beauty industry

Even for medicine, it is possible to make signatures beautiful, especially when you are a nutritionist.

Free Email Signature that You Can Create with Stripo

(Source: Email signature built with Stripo)

What you could learn from this email signature design:

A perfect color combination that is associated with new life and health.

Example 5. The Fashion industry

From those who work in the fashion or beauty industry, we expect to see bright, colorful, and unusual email newsletters, email signatures, and professional cosmetics and services.

Free Email Signature Built with the Stripo Email Signature Generator

(Source: Email signature built with Stripo)

What you could learn from this email signature design:

Pale, violet colors, italic typography, and a sophisticated woman are associated with femininity. This is what a female client needs.

You might want to check out these creative email signature examples to make a perfect email footer for your fashion business.

Best email signature design for the food industry

Even though we are about to share only one good email signature in this block, we are sure you can implement and enrich these types of messages with your bold ideas.

Example 6. Restaurant business

Who typically sends out emails to customers? Email marketers.

But as a true gourmet, you may wish to finally hear from the Chef or say “thank you” to them, unless you don’t like the food.

Most people have their fav restaurants and cafes. Then why not let your chef reach out to the most loyal visitors or even personally inform the people about new meals on the menu?

Free Email Signature Created in the Stripo Email Signature Editor

(Source: Email signature built with Stripo)

What you could learn from this email signature design: 

What I loved most about this professional email signature was the photo of him and his cell phone number. To my mind, this is the pattern of the best email signature design.

Definitely, it should be his “corporate” cell phone number. Even the best visitors are not supposed to disturb the Chef whenever they want to.

Best email signature design for news media

Today, even mass media try to reach out to the readers via email marketing newsletters.

Example 7. Mass media

Especially online magazines.

We've entered the era of people, not brands.

If people read/listen to reports and breaking news on your channel, they want to know who is that person they agree or disagree with on certain things. Let them see this person. Let them even reach out to this person. Or people.

Email Signature Examples with Calls to Action

(Source: Email from CNN Reliable Sources)

What you could learn from this email signature example:

It's bright and colorful. All the links are red.

And the photos of two correspondents also added some spice to the email.

Example 8. Email digests

Recipients always want to know who curated an email newsletter they are reading. It makes newsletters more personal.

Adding Call to Action to Email Signature

This email signature example is a perfect fit for bloggers and those who send email digests on a regular basis
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What you could learn from this email signature design:

I loved the color combination. And I also loved that from now on, I can follow this person on Instagram. Bloggers on their social media profiles often notify when to expect a new email.

Example 9. Educational newsletters

Many people are thirsty for knowledge. But now, due to being extremely busy, we lack time to read entire books. And that is why we need to find proper education courses with relevant information. And Hubspot is one of them.

I wait for the news from them with anticipation, as I know I am about to learn something new.

Signature Details Matter in Educational Emails

(Source: Email from HubSpot)

What you could learn from this email signature design: 

Once again, this is the photo of the manager and her job title under the image in the signature.

Example 10. Blog email digest

And here I am about to talk about Hubspot again as they are skilled and professional at email digests.

Call to Action in Email Signature Asking for Feedback

(Source: Email from HubSpot)

What you could learn from this email signature design:

Yes, it does not contain any photos. But their kind “Cheers!” makes me smile.

In this email signature example, they mentioned that I was reading their “Sales Blog” I know who the manager is, and I wanna thank them for the “Motivational Song.” This is pretty unusual for an official email signature. But I guess this is what helps them stand out.

But most of all, I liked that they asked me, "What do you think of this email?" — I can rate it.

How to add a feedback form in emails with Stripo

You can either build an AMP form on your own to collect users' feedback in the emails.

Or just use one of our "prebuilt" NPS AMP Modules. 

We've prepared a number of them.

How do you find one?

  • open the "Modules" tab in the editor;

  • go to the "pre-built" tab;

  • click the "Filter" control;

  • search for "NPS AMP Modules".

Find Multiple Signatures in Your Stripo Account

Drag an NPS module of your choice into your email signature template. Each of them works well on any mobile device.

Each module contains a User Manual where we in detail explain how to customize it. You will be able to easily remove this guide from your email.

Use an NPS AMP module for your future campaigns to measure users' satisfaction with your services/email digests
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Best email signature design for the Hotel business industry

We do hope that the HORECA industry will recover from all the pain it is experiencing now and will get back on track when COVID's finally gone.

Example 11. Hotel business — a standard signature

The standard hotel signature/email footer contains the following important details:

  • a phone number;

  • postal address;

  • a map.

Signature Template to Speed Up Email Production

(Source: Email signature built with Stripo)

What you could learn from this email signature design:

The map and zip code, and the hotel name. Your guests may take a screenshot of this useful information. They will need it in case they lose internet connection.

Easy way of adding a map to emails with Stripo:

Did we ever show you how to add maps to your emails? No? Our bad... Then here it is:

  • you pull an Image block into your template;

  • then upload a screenshot of a map with your location;

  • add a link to this screenshot — the link that will take recipients to Google Maps so that they can build direction from their current location to their destination —your hotel;

  • be sure to enter Alt text. If images do not load in your user's inbox (some people just block them), users will still get a clue that they need to click a link to enter Google Maps.

Make your email signature responsive and more useful by adding maps to them
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Example 12. VIP club

It has become a normal practice for hotels to "create" VIP clubs. Only those guests who spent a certain amount of money or those who spent a certain number of days/weeks at a hotel get to join the VIP club.

At this stage, you need to make communication with clients more personal. Emails sent by a personal manager will do.

Edit signature section for your newsletters in Stripo Signature Maker

(Source: Stripo email signature template)

What you could learn from this email signature design:

Clients feel more valuable when they know they have a personal manager and that they can reach out to this person when necessary.

Example 13. Hotel business — a personal signature

 

Event-triggered emails are all similar, with only relevant yet a little bit boring information.

But when it comes to holiday or welcome emails, you can create personalized messages and create an email signature with a special design for it.

Custom Email Signature from CEO

(Source: Email from Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts)

What you could learn from this email signature example:

The personal e-signature of a Chief executive officer.

By providing such emails in your newsletters, you build closer relations with the guests and make them feel special.

Best email signature designs for the Nonprofit organizations

This is the last type of business we are going to discuss now.

Example 14. Charity organizations

Charity organizations typically ask for help. People can help them by donating certain amounts of money. They can also "donate" their time by helping charity organizations take care of the pets in the shelter, etc.

Anyway, people might need a person they contact at any time to ask questions. If they donate the money, they might want to know who is in charge of it.

Example of a Signature for a Small Business Owner

Make it easy for subscribers to contact you at any time via any communication channel of their choice
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What you could learn from this email signature design:

Big photo in the middle column (center) of the row. And also, there's lots of "air" in this signature. 

Important:

We've just discussed the designs and content of the HTML email signature. If you are looking for a signature for your personal correspondence, below, we'll show you how to add one to an email client of your choice, like Yahoo mail, Apple mail, Gmail, and Outlook.

Design tips to make your email signature professional

Looking at all the email signature examples above, we can make a conclusion that there are no strict rules regarding email signature design. But here are some very important rules to follow:

1. Stick to a certain length of the signature

Make your signature 3-6 lines long. Not any longer.

Share only essential information in your email signature.

2. Use only legible fonts for your signature

Of course, you should apply only email-safe ones. Do not use bold typography. Use thin or regular ones. Because using bold typography makes your signature look longer.

Pay close attention to the font size of your professional email signature. It should vary from 12 px to 16 px.

3. Stay on-brand

It is recommended to apply on-brand colors, of course, if you have them.

Our new option, Brand Guidelines, will help you find colors, fonts (font size, font type, and font color), indents, and other design elements that totally comply with your brand identity. Please find more information in our “Brand Guidelines” blog post.

4. Add photos 

Always use only high-quality images. And, certainly, of cheerful, happy people, even if lawyers. It is vital to create a visually appealing email signature.

5. Add your company logo

Until recently, adding a brand logo to an email signature was not OK. However, today it is a regular practice to place your company logo like any other element that is a must-have for email signature. When working with an email signature maker, you should put the company logo put under your photo or next to your job title.

If you need to build a new brand logo or slightly customize an existing one, it fits your email design. Easy to do it with a laptop for graphic design, or ask your staff designer for help.

6. Wrap legal disclaimers in a different font

To make those disclaimers less or more noticeable in your email signature, be sure to wrap them in a smaller or larger font. Don’t make them italic out of email accessibility reasons.

7. Optimize your email signature for mobile devices

To make those disclaimers less or more noticeable in your email signature, be sure to wrap them in a smaller or larger font. Don’t make them italic out of email accessibility reasons.

In the “Mobile-friendly email design” blog post, we showed in detail how to do that. 

Final thoughts

An email signature is not optional. It is a mandatory element for every email we send out. Follow the rules we’ve shared to build your flawless one to use in email clients and email marketing campaigns for your advantage.

Create your professional email signature for powerful email newsletters

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