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This may be the first time you requested a sign or you may be a signage veteran! Below are the steps that we guide you through to transform the need for a sign to a design, the design to a sign concept, and the concept to real sign.

  • Introductions and contact information gathering
  • Description of the signage need
  • Determine if assistance with design is needed
  • Discuss what the sign is intended to do, such as attract new customers, provide directions, warn about hazards, identify an organization, express branding.
  • Discuss options for creating the sign, taking into consideration the location of the sign, length of time it is needed, budgeting, mounting of the sign.
  • If you decide to move forward, we enter the design phase of the project
  • A deposit is made toward the design, construction, permitting (if needed), and installation of the sign
  • You work with our designer, who will create sign renderings and make adjustments according to your vision
  • Proofs are created and given to you for review
  • You approve the final design
  • If a city permit is required, as with many outdoor signs, Sign Artist begins the permit procurement process on your behalf
  • If no permit is required, production of the sign begins. 
  • If a permit IS required, production begins after the permit is paid for and issued by the municipality.
  • We provide periodic updates during the production period
  • As completion of the sign approaches, we discuss the installation date with you
  • We schedule installation and install your sign
  • You make your final payment for the sign
  • Final city inspection may be required
  • We confirm with you that your sign is looking great!