Tag: Branding

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 display their identities and specialties.

   

The six seals boldly catch the light, and are visible far down the hallway. Artistic black logos on silver finesse these signs, and deliver essential graphic messages. Any observer can see at a glance the wide scope of specialties represented by the associations at this site. By their nature, such seals instill confidence in the viewer, that these are associations that are professional and respected.

   

Need lobby signs or art to express the expertise of your business or association? Call Ed at Sign Artist, 630-594-4185. We have a fine artist/graphic designer on staff, who can work with your logo and branding, or develop for your business, a whole new look!

Sign Artist Installs Jean Koplin Memorial Hall Signs

Jean Koplin Memorial Hall  was just inaugurated with Sign Artist branding, at Chicagoland’s Elmhurst University! Sign Artist installed a stunning cast bronze plaque, marking a prominent interior space in the Hall. Our crew also used an articulated lift to install a brushed aluminum, 3-dimensional sign, with each letter averaging 24 inches in height. Aloft 50-plus feet, the letters catch the sunlight, and can be seen from blocks away. They stand above the main building’s classical  entrance, adding distinction to a prominent entry to the campus.  In addition,  brushed aluminum  exterior signs were installed by Sign Artist atop  both the east and west entryways. Installers created an innovative custom system of triangular brackets and rails, enabling the letters to appear to hover above the roofline.

      

Formerly Circle Hall, the Jean Koplin Memorial Hall was dedicated with its new name in June, 2021, at an event attended by the Koplin family and Elmhurst University trustees. The ceremony was marked by speeches and a string trio.  The newly-dedicated hall and signage was visible nearby throughout the ceremony.

 
 
Trustees noted the beauty of the new sign.  Attendees honored the Koplin family, who are devoted supporters of the University. The occasion memorialized Jean Koplin who, along with her husband, championed the University’s vision through the decades. 

Do you have a building you would like memorialized? Sign Artist would be happy to discuss the options! Call Ed at 630-594-4185.

 

Electric Blue Brightens Downtown Attorneys Firm

 

“Great company, great service, and great sign! Will definitely use them again!”
– Adam Berger, Attorney, DRMB Attorneys’ Group

Sign Artist visited Chicago’s high rise offices of DRMB Attorneys’ Group (DeVore, Radunsky, Miller, Berger LLC), to install a custom lobby sign. Fabricated in our studio, the brushed metallic 3-D lettering on acrylic panel is illuminated by LED lighting. Sign Artist powered the sign by dropping a hidden electrical connection behind the wall. The result is eye-catching, sleek and contemporary. Sign Artist positioned this custom creation to be seen from far down the building’s hallway. The sign thus acts as both a lobby and wayfinding sign, welcoming and directing visitors. Our attorney clients were pleased, attested by our five-star review!

Have a vision to bring your brand to life? Call Ed to see how your illuminated lobby sign or art can welcome clients and attract new ones: 630-594-4185.
   

Sunset Spa & Pools Signs Mark A New Dawn For Local Business

 

Yes, it’s that time of year – warmer temps and sunny skies are headed our way! This means pool weather, and Sunset Pools & Spas provides a great service to Chicago-area  homeowners. Servicing in-ground pools is an essential service. Pools can only provide a benefit to families if the pools are maintained in a healthy and timely way. Home pools can  offer peace, calm and exercise to people at a time when all those things are in short supply. Sign Artist was happy to oversee and install the fabrication of this attractive new 3-D sign for Sunset Pools.

Sign Artist anchored the aluminum brushed acrylic sign on the brick storefront of Sunset Pool & Spas,  in its Rolling Meadows location (1675 Hicks Road). Sign Artist also installed the attractive sunburst logo inside, creating an eye-catching lobby sign. This look can be accomplished for your business, too. Options include classic silver fittings, and a more budget-friendly high-tech vinyl, that is laid over acrylic.

Some signs exude warmth and welcome, and Sunset Pools & Spas’ sign certainly matches that description! Give Ed a call at 630-594-4185 to see how your business name and logo can be transformed into appealing signage that will attract and keep customers.

Lobby Signs Welcome Clients and Define Purpose


Every company needs to brand itself clearly. People trust a company that projects a clear mission and focus, projected in a clean, powerful logo, company name, or both. Once you’ve established vibrant, exterior signage that draws new clients to you, and welcomes old, consider the possibilities of your interior walls.


Lobby signs are like a visual handshake and a jumpstart to the imagination. The moment your customer steps into your business, they should be able to tell you the services your business offers.  Imagine a blank, bland wall with no graphics…or a wall with art as generic and nondescript as a 2-star motel. Now, visualize your company name and logo on that wall, prominently displayed. The client steps in, and a bold sign assures that the client has located the correct business.


What materials comprise a great lobby sign? It runs the gamut! Channel letters, cabinet signs, acrylic panels, LED-illuminated, bronze and wood plaques — all make a stunning statement when designed and mounted well. Sign Artist is an award-winning company with a fine artist on staff. To sample an array of Sign Artist’s design and install projects, check out our Lobby Signs and our Design pages. Have no logo but would like one? Never fear, we can design one for you. You’d prefer your company name in 3-dimensional text? We’re happy to guide you to the perfect solution for you, that marries visual appeal with practical install considerations.

Consider…McDonald’s without its golden arches. Geico without its gecko! What business name and logo helps define you and draw customers? Let Sign Artist help you brand your business for a productive 2021! Give Ed a call at 630.815.5473 

Textured Surfaces Add Interest to Lobby Signs


Uneven surfaces? No worries! Sign Artist can work with you to find the perfect custom sign solutions. This raw brick facade is at Elmhurst Hospital in Elmhurst, Illinois. It proved a little challenging on sign install day, but the results were stunning. Elmhurst University has a state of the art Simulation Center at the Hospital, where its medical students train. Sign Artist has fabricated and installed multiple signs at this location, including:

  1. ADA name plates
  2. Artwork plaque
  3. Backlit monument sign with push-through panel
  4. Nursing mission statement wall sign on acrylic.

This lobby sign above, over rugged brick, is 5 ft W X 1.5 ft H, made of  3-dimensional cast aluminum letters. Meticulous measuring, precision drilling and positioning, are always needed to obtain the perfect install. A little added finesse was required for this rugged wall,  since every brick juts out at a different depth. The striking bronze-colored letters proved to be a perfect contrast to the neutral earth tones of the bricks.

Sign Artist is glad to help brand the Elmhurst University Simulation Center, which provides medical students with the hands-on training they need, to be stellar health care professionals in future.

Does your business have a rough wall needing signage or art? With our skilled fabricating and install crew, our expertise with a wide variety of materials, and a graphic/fine artist and photographer on staff, we can work with you, to design the perfect sign solution! Call Ed at 630-594-4185.

New Oriental Grocery Gets Awning

Sign Artist installed this vivid awning at the new 3N’s Oriental Groceries, Foods & Markets Store in Broadview, Illinois. The printed canvas signage makes the business a standout along busy Roosevelt Road. The store celebrates its Grand Opening this Saturday, March 6, 2021! It officially opens to the public at noon, so go check out this great groceries/carry out food destination at 1422 West Roosevelt Road in Broadview!

To install the 25-foot-wide awning, Sign Artist designed a custom carrier. Our crew defied the weather, bringing a bucket truck and braving 1.5-foot-high snowdrifts to remove the old awning, with its faded canvas. After Sign Artist cut the old canvas from the steel frame, we mounted the frame on our truck, and carried it away, to be covered in bright, printed canvas. A fresh-looking storefront makes any shop pop.  3N’s Oriental Groceries will be an appealing destination for all who love oriental cuisine. The awning is a great aid for directing customers to the shop, and for attracting new clients.

With Spring coming, it’s time to put on a bright face! Whether it’s an awning, wayfinding, exterior or lobby sign, give Ed a call: 630-594-4185.

LEDs Light Up Lobby Signs

 Eggology earns Grade A for this creative illuminated lobby sign design! Backlit with LEDs, and custom fabricated and installed by Sign Artist, this new restaurant sign in South Barrington, Illinois, is hung and ready to roll. This fresh branding sports a playful yet elegant shape and color scheme, that pop from the anchor wall. Photos below show the final stages of fabrication at Sign Artist’s studio. Our crew took special delight in the creativity and finished product of this sign! Materials include brushed-metal and translucent vinyl, and LED lights, fitted into a custom cabinet built at the Sign Artist studio. The result is a contemporary take on restaurant signage, and an unforgettable branding. With its economy of lines, this 3-D sign shows that simplicity can be ultra-creative, eye-catching and chic. Sign Artist was happy to see Pete, restauranteur and owner of eggology, post his enthusiasm on Instagram, with the comment, “Illuminated sign turned out better than we imagined!” His replies featured a thumbs up and “so cool!!!!” Another post on Pete’s Instagram reads: “Create a vision that makes you wanna jump out of bed in the morning.” Sign Artist is happy in the part we played in adding to the visuals of Pete’s creative and tasty vision! We wish eggology much success!

Posted on eggology’s Instagram: “Illuminated sign turned out better than we imagined.”

Look for the opening of this Chicagoland restaurant Spring of 2021! If you have a unique design in mind and would like help in seeing it hatched, give Ed a call at Sign Artist: 630-594-4185.  

Secure Your Brand with a Lobby Sign

Sign Artist just installed this lobby sign at Securint Financial Services, Inc, at busy Ellston and Pulaski, in Chicago.  Mounted directly on the wall, this acrylic, matte black sign announces the business brand with impactful, 3-D custom-fabricated letters and logo.

A great lobby sign impresses clients from the moment they walk into your business. With new businesses starting, and established ones opening doors once again, it’s time to review your signage needs. Sign Artist is covering multiple projects for Securint, ordering business cards, and returning to the Chicago office to install privacy film. With its corner location, Securint’s windows are flooded by sunshine and the interested gazes of passersby. A frosted adhesive film that Sign Artist will install on the building’s bank of ground-floor windows, will not only temper the sun’s glare, it will provide a little privacy for workers within. Installing the film mid-line in the window, with uncovered strips above and below, will allow workers to view the great outdoors. It will also give potential clients just enough of a glimpse inside, to pique their interest, and attract a possible walk-in visitor.

Sign Artist can help you transform your business name and logo into a wall sign that shows you’re serious about your business. If you don’t have a logo, or its design needs a facelift, our talented artist/designer Erin can refresh the look — or she can design a whole, new logo for you. Styles of lobby signs range from 3-D letters anchored on walls or panels, to printed vinyl. We can illuminate your sign with LED lights, and add drama to the design. Also, consider the wide range of services Sign Artist provides. You’d be amazed at the vast range of privacy films  available, and Sign Artist happily fabricates and installs unique wallpapers, murals, and exterior and wayfinding signs, too. Call Ed, (630)594-4185, for more information about how to make your business a standout with eye-catching branding and design.

Securint’s Chicago crew is pleased by its new sign.

Sign Artist Installs 3-Dimensional Letters at The University of Illinois at Chicago


Above, happy team members at the TRIO Program, at The University of Illinois at Chicago,
appreciate our newly-installed 3-dimensional sign.

Creating a vibrant and professional environment requires signs that: 1) Work well with surrounding art. 2) Blend beauty and function.

Sign Artist installed 3-dimensional acrylic letters at the University of Illinois in Chicago. The letters reflect one of the University’s branding colors, and work well against the stark white wall and bright mural below.  Benefits of using 3-dimensional letter signage? They are long-lasting, easily-readable and bold, stating their message clearly. They’re also available in a wide variety of materials, such as wood, cast metal, die-cut metal, gator foam, PVC, or stacked materials, that give a metallic finish effect at lower cost.

3-dimensional letters do require finesse in installing, due to the perfect measuring and placement needed for a sleek result. Such signage is one of Sign Artist’s specialties, available in fonts and letters, as well as custom logos and graphics.

Our Sign Artist crew collaborates atop a ladder, for perfectly-placed results. Below, the sign-maker and the mural-painter at work, creating results that convey beautifully the purpose of the space.

To learn more about 3-dimensional letters installed by Sign Artist, see here.

 

Sign Artist Draws Repeat Customers, Installing Business Signs With “PACE”


In Sign Artist’s early days, we developed a model of operation we called “PACE.” It’s an efficient and effective strategy to keep clients happy, as we fabricate and install their commercial signage. We’ve stuck by it ever since:

P roductivity: We create and install great signs, that turn heads and generate business
A daptability:  We work flexibly with each unique client and project
C reativity: We blend striking designs with distinctive materials to make signs that inspire
E fficiency: We value clear communication and goals, reliable turn-around, high quality and clean installation

   
Yes, at Sign Artist, we “PACE” ourselves with these values and goals. The end result is loyal customers who turn to us time and again. For example, Drive Train Services in Bensenville, Illinois is a repeat customer, who benefits from a Sign Artist original Covid A-frame sign, vinyl application exterior directional signs, large exterior acrylic business signs mounted on brick, and dock signs.

Latsko Enterprises contracted Sign Artist for 200-plus interior and exterior signs for its Clark and Diversey high-rise residential property, including: ADA Braille directional signs; 3-dimensional, LED-illuminated entryway address numbers; brushed bronze, branded intercom panel; and framed evacuation map.

   

Sandburg Village in Chicago is a repeat Sign Artist customer, asking for several fabrication/install sessions for vinyl directional signs.
   

Chicago Cred asked Sign Artist for a cityscape wall mural, and is now asking for office nameplates.

Granite Transformations is a regional business, that has benefited from Sign Artist retractable signs and vehicle graphics.

retractable banners    logo window perf on work van
The DUMP furniture store in Deerfield, IL, asked Sign Artist to install a large, illuminated channel letter sign for its showroom, and an applied vinyl mission statement that covered a full wall, 20 feet above the floor. Our studio was asked to return, to apply more text to an interior showroom wall.
Cut vinyl at furniture store    Back-Lit sign at the DUMP furniture
Integrity Exteriors
has returned time and again, for a Sign Artist banner and to apply company branding to its fleet of vehicles.     integrity graphics
Elmhurst University in Elmhurst and University of Illinois in Chicago are also repeat customers, returning to Sign Artist for an array of sign needs, such as monuments, directories/maps, wall murals, vehicle graphics, 3-dimensional acrylic letters, brushed bronze plaques, and more.

   
Elmhurst Auto Care: After fabricating and installing new sign panels and a message center in an exterior pylon sign for this customer, we designed and provided business gift certificates and business cards.
Pole Sign
Often, customers approach Sign Artist with one or two sign needs. After having a great experience with our team, and seeing the professional, striking results in their newly-installed signs, customers get creative and return with a full basket of branding and signage needs. Signs of all kinds are a great way for businesses to get their message across, and attract new customers! How might we help you?

Need Fresh Covid Signs?

It’s hard to believe that it’s time for a second generation of Covid business signs, but truly — the signs we’re seeing out in our Covid-era world are looking weary. Do you have a special safety message to convey? An announcement that you’re open and serving curbside? Special directionals for your employees or clients? Whatever your need, Sign Artist has pre-designed Covid signs.  We are ready to add your brand. We also have our graphic designer/fine artist on staff, who is happy to work with you to design a look all your own.

 

It’s a tough and troubling time for us all. Keeping a business up and running is courageous! We believe that calls for heroic signage. Let us brighten your day by printing your Covid signs in eye-catching colors, and giving them a unique twist for your business. To keep our own crew safe, Sign Artist incorporated its custom mask design, company colors and logo, to ask our visitors to don this essential item.

What are your needs? Browse our gallery of Covid signs, or contact us with your own unique vision for commercial signage. Wall signs, window and door graphics, floor wraps: all will get your message across in a vivid, compelling way. Let’s weather this time with some good design, and invite others to keep safe and well, too.

 

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

Be Strategic with Signs

People heading up any enterprise, often pour hours into strategic plans, employee and client interactions,  but sometimes miss the obvious — planning for a stunning sign that will turn heads and generate buzz and business. Whether you’re shopping for a new dentist or realtor,  a clothing boutique or condo, would you be more willing to try the establishment that features a yellowing, half-lit sign announcing its services…or a fresh sign with all letters intact? Do you enjoy seeing more than plain signage? A well-designed image or two, placed strategically, can make any sign more striking.

We’ve had a brutal winter in many parts of the U.S…and certainly in Chicagoland! Now is a great time to see if your shop, residential or corporate signage needs a face lift. We’ve already seen an uptick in business at Sign Artist, as customers are asking for new directory sign panels, banners for temporary branding until storefront build outs are complete, vinyl wraps to turn vans into  moving billboards, and new wall murals to brighten a shop interior.

If you have a dream for how to rev up the interior or exterior of your business,  contact us! You may be amazed at the tremendous variety of materials available that can move your project forward. Also, we have a fine artist on staff, who has a wonderful gift for grasping clients’ visions and helping to make them a reality.

If you’re tired of your branding and would like a logo re-design, Sign Artist is up for the challenge. Want to see some of the cutting-edge materials that make contemporary signs pop and also last longer? Reserve a time with us, and then come view samples of every imaginable kind of sign, in our showroom.  We look forward to “Springing forward” with you, as our weather changes, and we help you put on a fresh new sign for your business!