Recent Projects and Topics
Sign Artist helped Elmhurst College re-brand as a University! We transformed signs across campus, including the arch of the historic Gates of Knowledge shown here. This wrought-iron main entrance point to campus, is also a traditional site for graduation photos. Sign Artist invited All Metal Group to collaborate and rejuvenate… Read more >>
WKQX, James & Sons Diamonds Engage Sign Artist James & Sons Fine Jewelers wanted to extend its new branding to the studio that they sponsor at radio station WKQX 101.1. The sign needs to be visible both in dim light and daylight to harmonize with the alternative vibe of this… Read more >>
Creativity. Craftsmanship. Quality.
These are the pillars of our work at Sign Artist. As a family owned and operated business located in Bensenville, we work collaboratively with each of our clients, and listen closely to their needs. We blend art, design, and implementation into a seamless process that produces striking results and customers that return again and again.
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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
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.
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.
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.