Author: signArtist

Sign Artist Re-Brands Elmhurst College to University

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 the Victorian-style arch, with its colorful cartouche at its pinnacle. The arch was dismantled, and years of battle against the elements sandblasted away. Wrought iron was newly painted, and custom metal letters were mounted.

For the arch reveal on July 1, 2020, Sign Artist contracted two Chicago theatrical companies to perform a kubuki curtain drop. Grand Stage Chicago built the truss work. Drape Kings provided the 300-square-foot royal blue curtain and automated drop system. A corps of social distancing college students gathered for the dramatic event.

Sign Artist also transformed:

  • Directional signs across Elmhurst University campus
  • Lettering on trucks and shuttle buses
  • Five monument signs (see below)
  • Wood plaque for Elmhurst University Athletic Hall of Fame
  • New dimensional letters in Faganel Hall

 

Now, how might we help brand your business? Visit us online! Signartistusa.com
Or, call and ask for Ed, 630-815-5473.

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Sign Rocks WKQX

Radio Studio Sign 41.889885, -87.620937

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 Cumulus Media station.

light box sign  41.889885, -87.620937

The LED light box features an aluminum frame, durable polycarbonate face and stunning translucent graphics. An innovative grid pattern allows LED light to traverse the background of the sign for bright, even illumination. What’s even better is that the image may be changed if needed and the same light box used again!

Tiny gridlines transmit light evenly throughout
A z-bar allows for easy and secure mounting

Sign Artist Rocks WKQX!

Images Make Your Place Inspiring

Wall graphics inspire your team

We’re influenced consciously and unconsciously by our environments. A room with dim lighting and muted color promotes concentration and quiet.  A club filled with lasers and a pulsating beat gets us moving and socializing.  Workplaces depend on a blend of places to concentrate and places to communicate.

The open office space movement of recent years failed, IMHO, because it only addressed interactivity.  When people needed to think in these environments, they donned earbuds and retro headphones to block distractions.  Quiet rooms, sleek phone booths and space capsules are added to offices to try to eliminate noise and promote concentration and creative thought.

An effective method of creating space for concentration, creativity and community utilizes inspiring visuals, color and light.  Sign Artist is excited about helping others create environments that inspire!  We understand the energy generated by images that remind you to think, create and serve.  Walls, windows and signs are cost-conscious platforms for creating a greater Place.  Talk to us about your design goals, we’ll help you to visualize the possible. Ed.bart@signartistusa.com Signartistusa.com

Privacy, Please! Frosted Glass is a Solution.

This week, the Sign Artist team customized the entrance to Grant Consulting Group’s Chicago office with precision cut lettering and 3M frosted privacy film. The graphics provide brand identity. Privacy film is a great choice for buildings with interior windows because it looks like etched glass. Different degrees of frosted glass are available. It’s a professional look for visitors, and provides privacy and light to employees.

Signs Have Great Value

Installing a Dimensional Letter Sign in the Reception Area

The University of Illinois at Chicago made the news this week. UIC ranks highly as a great value for quality education.  The city location of the growing campus is an important draw and a contributor to the institution’s 5% annual growth.  #Sign Artist welcomes the opportunity to participate in the university’s expansion. Dimensional wall #signs communicate the quality education for which the university is renowned. Let us promote your organization’s proud reputation! Reception area signage projects the confidence and excellence that makes your work stand out. Sign Artist will #communicate this to your important visitors!            signartistusa.com

#signage #promotionalmarketing #corporatebranding 

Great Northern Instore Rebrands

United Displaycraft is a subsidiary of parent company Great Northern Instore (GNI). GNI is an expert at designing and building custom retail displays. This includes everything from Gatorade to Bridgestone tires. Each item we see in a store has a carefully engineered display to provide maximum visibility and key information about the product. Great Northern subsidiaries include those specializing in metal fabrication, wood crafting and high resolution printing. When it was time to update the signage, Great Northern Instore engaged Sign Artist Inc. to transform their branding into a highly visible set of signs along the busy thoroughfare north of O’Hare International Airport. Carefully matched to the corporation’s color standard, the bright, highly weather resistant acrylic panels are mounted onto the building using metal studs tightly lodged into the facade with silicone adhesive. The sign will withstand the harsh northern winters and blazing summer heat.

Sign Artist Brightens Your Event

Custom signs from Sign Artist will bring an extra flare to your celebration! The mother of the groom wanted a bright Chicago sign under which photos of family could be memorialized. Chicago’s Bridgeport Art Center was the venue, a great industrial-chic space from the world-class city’s past. To achieve the right effect, designer Erin Bartholomew worked with the family to create a sign that harmonized with the historical and artistic nature of the Skyline Loft. The sign was built with an internal frame to allow it to hang safely. Bright LED lighting brings the translucent sign face to life. A dimmer allows the photographer to adjust the brightness for optimal photos. 3M film allowed us to block the light in the dark areas, while it shone freely through the jewel-like embellishments of the Chicago Theater-inspired design.

Sign Artist & ND Paper Create A Corporate Environment

ND Paper is a subsidiary of global paper product manufacturer Nine Dragons Paper, a large manufacturer in Asia. ND Paper is an environmentally-friendly company that produces high-quality packaging materials. The company operates mills in Maine, Wisconsin, and West Virginia that produce more than 1.2 million short tons of pulp & paper annually. Many of their products are created from recycled materials.

ND Paper is proud of their 1,400 dedicated employees. To celebrate the strong sense of community that inspires their corporation, ND Paper engaged Sign Artist to create and install a number of galleries in their Oak Brook Terrace, IL US headquarters.

These include 10 acrylic panels with corporate branding and messages. Featured among them is a world map with LED back-lighting to showcase the many global locations of the company. A space known as the “Bullpen” is both an area to stimulate conversation and to salute the history and environmental awareness of ND Paper. Over 20 photographs illustrate images of the people and places where forests grow, the products are made and newly-planted trees replenish natural resources.

Sign Artist has the resources to brainstorm, design, plan and deliver corporate environmental landscapes. We provide the images you need to inspire creativity and productivity in your business or organization. Our goal is to build a trusting relationship with our customers. Contact us, we’d really like to discuss your project with you!

ed.bart@signartistusa.com

630.594.4185

Chill Out with Channel Letters

Ice Cream Sign

Stuart always wanted his own business, and in summer 2019 the dream came to fruition. Dini’s Ice Cream in Roselle, IL opened in July serving the best-directly from Wisconsin cows. A keystone of his advertising strategy is an illuminated sign. It’s visible from several hundred feet while driving on Irving Park Road. It features his kitten, Dini and his new logo. Sign Artist is proud to promote this excellent local business with a new channel letter sign! Visit Dini’s at 346 East Irving Park Rd (IL-19) in Roselle.

sign at night
LED lighting raises your visibility

Sign of Distinction

The law firm of Jonathan Merel wanted to enhance the atmosphere in their suite of offices in Chicago’s Prudential Plaza. An expanse of wall called for graphics in addition to artwork. Sign Artist installed this three-dimensional sign to satisfy the need. It has a brushed aluminum finish that contrasts nicely with the rich brown background. In addition, these finishes provide a sheen that reflects sophistication and professionalism. Do you have an empty feeling somewhere in your office? Add excitement with a dimensional wall sign. Contact Sign Artist and we’ll consult with you about the options. signartistusa.com

Merel Law Firm

Etched Window Film Provides Style and Privacy

Frosted Crystal from 3M and Sign Artist Looks Like High-End Etching

University of Illinois at Chicago Student Accounts Receivable Office

When the UIC Student Accounts office needed customized etched window film, both they and Name On Anything promotional products contacted Sign Artist Inc. 3M frosted crystal film looks like a quality etched window at a fraction of the cost. The etched glass effect may cover an entire window, or it can be computer-cut for logos, patterns or lettering. Sign specialists will work with you to design your image and prepare for your project. We can perform an installation in a reasonable time period and with minimal lead time. Contact us to learn how these versatile films add a special touch or create a private space for situations such as medical consultations and other professional services. They are available in other patterns and colors!

University of Illinois at Chicago

Sign Artist Becomes BBB Accredited

SIGN ARTIST INC. EARNS BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU ACCREDITATION

Chicago, IL – February 28, 2019 – Becoming an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau is an honor not accorded to all businesses; because not all businesses meet eligibility standards. Sign Artist Inc. is pleased to announce today that it has met all BBB standards and is now an Accredited Business.

“Accreditation in the BBB is by invitation only” says Steve J. Bernas, president & CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois. “And only those businesses that meet our high standards, and pass the review process are approved by our Board of Directors.”

As with all businesses that are Accredited by the BBB,  Sign Artist Inc. has committed to the BBB Code of Business Practices.  The Code is a comprehensive set of policies, procedures and best practices on how businesses treat consumers. These standards call for building trust, embodying integrity, advertising honestly and being truthful. Bernas adds “To maintain their Accreditation a business must be transparent, honor their promises, be responsive to their customers, and safeguard their privacy.”

“We are proud to be a BBB Accredited Business,” said  Ed Bartholomew, president of Sign Artist Inc. “In today’s world it is imperative that our customers know how seriously we take our commitment to excellence and good customer service. Our achieving BBB Accreditation exemplifies that goal.”

Sign Artist Inc.  offers consumers the best in business signage and promotion. “Our desire is to stay focused on what we do best; provide outstanding products and unsurpassed customer service,”

For more information contact: (Ed Bartholomew, 630-594-4185, ed.bart@signartistusa.com)

LED Signs Are An Investment That Pays Dividends

Electronic LED Business Signs Offer Convenience

Brighter Signs Mean More Business

Update Signs Easily With Magnetic Frames

Installing a Business Sign

Sign Artist Inc is installing a business sign in this video .  Watch the process of lifting the Bella Nora Salon & Spa channel letter sign into position on the facade of the business.   The brightly-lit sign features LED modules, providing excellent visibility and reducing power expense in comparison to fluorescent or neon lighting.  The installation was performed early in the day and the crew was finished before the first customer arrived.

Shared Business Space Gets ADA Compliant Signs

Signs Earn Customer Trust

Bella Nora Salon & Spa Updates Its Business Sign

Signs Sell Luxurious Leather at The DUMP

the vault sign - leather projectSigns sell products for you! The Dump Luxe Furniture warehouse carries high-quality leather furniture.  This furniture helps you relax while you entertain guests and family. Sign Artist‘s sign put the leather furniture description front and center to customers.  They easily find the products that they need.

Deals on quality grades of leather are always available at The Dump.  Leather samples in numerous colors hang below the text of the sign.  Customers look at the samples and read tohe sign to better understand their options when they think about their new living room.  Putting the information at the point of purchase effectively increases sales.

The precision-cut vinyl letters are created using our plotter.  This high-quality digital plotter turns a digital image or text into cut vinyl letters.  Sign Artist  specialists apply the prepared vinyl letters to the wall for you.  Both images and  text may be applied to the wall, floor, windows or ceiling.  Easy-to-read fonts, informative content, and precise placement result in a sign that attracts customers like a magnet and convinces them choose their next sofa and chairs!

A Face-Lift for Building Directories

Directory signs need updating.  Your customers depend on these signs, especially when it’s their first visit. Property management firm Lee and Associates recently called upon Sign Artist to update a building directory in Wheeling, IL. The monument sign building name had faded and cracked – stains were caused by the nearby evergreens. We applied new precision-cut vinyl letters to give the sign a bright, easy to read title.