Recent Projects and Topics

Brushed Metal Lobby Signs Set the Tone

    Sign Artist fabricated and installed custom lobby signs for a hub of medical associations in Chicagoland. The Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, The Hip and Knee Societies, and other medical associations at the  sleek Schaumburg Corporate Center (above right), opted for brushed aluminum seals to… Read more >>

LED Exterior Sign Sparkles

  An unusual request came to Sign Artist, from a new medical spa opening in a prime location in Chicagoland. “Sparkle Aesthetics” had ordered illuminated, custom 3-dimensional letters from a craftsman in the nation of Turkey. The metal letters arrived in all their  retro glory, reflecting the  “Bewitched” TV show… Read more >>

 

We were looking to have a new pole sign for our business and Ed and his crew at Sign Artist did an unbelievable job. I would recommend them to anyone for the smallest of jobs to the largest, they won’t let you down.

Ed C., Owner, Elmhurst Auto Care

 

Absolutely love how the sign turned out. Ed was very helpful and patient. He answered all my questions and concerns. I would recommend them to anyone looking for signs.

JOHNNY N., OWNER, BELLA NORA SALON & SPA

We have
a passion for perfection
and an eye for design.

The Team

The Power of Sign Artist is in Our People

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Ed Bartholomew

President of Sign Artist Inc., is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with his family.  He enjoys teaching and learning from the team every day.  He enjoys identifying methods to optimize quality and efficiency in business operations.  Ed draws upon his MBA from Elmhurst College and health care background to identify marketing opportunities. He incorporates the insights of his wife and kids while guiding the team to best serve customers.

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Marianna Bartholomew

VP of Communications, leads strategic marketing initiatives. She has over 30 years experience as a professional writer, magazine editor and layout/graphic designer.  After graduating with honors from DePaul University, she interned at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC.  Marianna raised three children while keeping her career in motion and has multiple roles at our sign company.

Erin Bartholomew earned her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from Elmhurst College and is our primary design professional. She incorporates her love of patterns and art history into her design process to create unique looks. Erin is also an illustrator who specializes in pen-and-ink drawings of people and animals.

Dan Bartholomew is currently studying information technology and is our primary production specialist. He also leverages his passion for photography while working with designs for Sign Artist.

Our Values

Productivity: We create and install great signs that turn heads and generate business.

Adaptability: We work flexibly with each unique client and project.

Creativity: We blend striking designs with distinctive materials to make signs that inspire.

Efficiency: We value clear communication and goals, reliable turn-around, high quality and clean installation.