Recent Projects and Topics

Great Branding Choices — Dimensional, Vinyl & Privacy Film

From Sign Artist computer rendering of the client’s art, to reality…   “Sign Artist did a great job with new signage at one of our offices. They were accommodating to our rushed schedule and were able to complete the job before our brand reveal. Would recommend them!” — Samantha Heitov,… Read more

3-D Acrylic Brands Rademaker’s Lobby

  Doug, at Rademaker’s, strikes a happy pose, after Sign Artist installed his new entry sign at the Lombard, Illinois office of this Dutch-based company. Rademaker’s logo lends itself perfectly to a 3-d format! Simple lines, but attractive and well-designed, the striking navy art strip nicely suits this bright entry… Read more

Annie Turbin Jumps for Joy Acclaimed fashion designer and boutique owner Annie Turbin, literally jumped for joy over her newly-installed sign — and posted the jump on Facebook, with the Hallelujah Chorus! Fabricated and installed by Sign Artist, the sign attracts passersby to the new boutique at 716 Central Ave, Highland Park, Illinois.… Read more

The Sign Artists

We work on your project as if it was our own.

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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

Our Lead Graphic Designer earned her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from Elmhurst College. 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. Her breadth of skills enables her to bring your vision to life.

Dan Bartholomew

Our Production Manager sees that the signage projects stay on track and fabricates signs using a variety of materials. He is our lead operator of our wide-format HP Latex printer, Graphtec plotter and ShopSabre CNC router. He is also studying information technology in college. Dan leverages his photography skills and attention to detail to guide your project to successful completion.

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.