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Sign Basics Part 3: Interior Signage

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Interior signs are as much a part of your business branding as they are a part of the building décor. Whether you are looking to provide directional assistance to clients and visitors, or putting your brand’s logo on display for a dramatic first impression, custom interior signs provide a versatile solution for both.

Regulatory Signs

When it comes to ADA signage requirements, there is a lot to consider. The Creative Sign Designs team knows the regulations backwards and forwards and can deliver custom, ADA-compliant interior signs that are stylish and in line with your brand. When installing ADA code-compliant interior signage, you will need to consider the following:

  • Color – words and characters must have a high contrast with the sign’s background color. Typically, one very light color and one very dark color are chosen.
  • Font – all type must be in a sans serif font. For permanent rooms only, the type must be in all uppercase letters.
  • Content – braille is required for permanent room signs and must be rounded rather than square. Signs with pictograms must be displayed on a background of at least six inches in height.
  • Placement – sign positioning varies depending on the type of door, but in any case should be located closest to where someone would look or reach to open the door.

Review our complete summary of ADA regulations for interior signage here.

Interior Wayfinding Signs

The purpose of wayfinding signs is to get people from point A to point B with as little confusion as possible. There are several ways that Creative’s custom, wayfinding signage can help map out your place of business to clearly communicate directions.

  • Color Coding – color is often more memorable than a name or icon. Using color to isolate areas can help distinguish between different floors or sections of your building.
  • Picture Themes – pictograms and digitally printed murals on the walls are a visual indicator that help visitors determine whether or not they are in the right place.
  • Interchangeable Content – signs with the ability to change out the content are often used in hospitals and in buildings where the use of the space varies. This could vary from a directory in a lobby with tenant names to office room identification where the name of the occupant is interchangeable.


Before starting on your custom wayfinding signs, the Creative Sign Designs team will perform a comprehensive site visit in order to plan the most effective wayfinding system just for you.

Decorative Interior Signs

Sleek, custom, decorative interior signage can turn your in-office branding into a creative design element that complements both your space and your brand.  The design options for interior, decorative signs and reception signs are endless. Creative’s experts can help you create the perfect solution for your space. Some of the decorative interior sign options you have include:

  • Wall-Mounted Channel Letters – even though these are inside, they can still be illuminated and an eye-catching piece.
  • Flat Cut-Out Letters – typically pin-mounted to a wall, flat cut out letters or a logo can be made of aluminum or acrylic and have a number of finishing options.
  • Gallery Wall – a gallery wall can be created from images or branded content to create a unique illustration where a large space is available. A method Creative uses often, images are digitally printed and adhered between two pieces of acrylic and mounted on the wall with standoffs.
  • Vinyl Appliques – digital prints can be applied to a flat wall surface or on a glass surface. On a wall they serve as a decorative element often featuring branded images, while on glass they can be a unique way to create a privacy barrier.


Check out the work we did for the Capitol Theatre to learn more about our custom interior and exterior sign work.

No matter your interior sign needs, our team will work with you to deliver the ideal solution for every environment. Contact us today to get started.

Sign Basics Part 2: Exterior Illuminated Business Signs

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Illuminated exterior signage is often located on the front of a building to advertise a business and has the benefit of being seen from quite a distance at night. There is a wide variety of exterior illuminated styles and signage types that Creative Sign Designs’ sign designers are experienced in creating, so read on to learn more about these commercial sign designs.

Sign Basics Part 1: Exterior Non-Illuminated Building Signs

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When it comes to types of outdoor signage for businesses there are numerous options available. In our Sign Basics series, we will explain three types of building signs: non-illuminated exterior, illuminated exterior and interior. Read on to learn how your business, school, health facility and living community can utilize non-illuminated exterior signage to make a good first impression anyone even walks through the door.

Why Invest in Solar Powered Signs

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When it comes to solar energy capacity, Tampa is one of the top cities to watch nationwide! This is according to the 2017 “Shining Cities” report from the Frontier Group and Environmental Research and Policy. Tampa is in 32 place nationally when it comes to overall solar capability, which is a measure of how many watts per person of solar energy is produced in a given location.

Tampa’s current solar capability is just shy of 25 watts of installed solar capacity per person, which puts the Creative Sign Designs’ headquarters at the cusp of the “solar leaders” category.

Understanding the How and Why of ADA Code-Compliant Signage

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Currently, there are approximately 2.5 million Americans that are legally blind and millions of others who suffer from limited vision. In the coming years, as Baby Boomers age, the need for signage that makes public spaces accessible will become even more important.

But how?

The American Disabilities Act regulates signage to ensure that people with disabilities have easy access to navigate buildings and communal space. The ADA code-compliant guidelines enforce that signs have high contrast, tactile letters and braille for optimal readability.

Innovative Vision to Custom Signage Creation

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Bringing custom signage to life that is going to be distinguishable and leave an impression, has quickly become our specialty. Our process is unique in how a custom sign develops from an idea, to a drawing, to its material form and finally, to installation. In order to acquire these innovative projects, we partner with companies that think outside of the box and aren’t afraid to try something new. It’s when the creative juices start flowing that something truly amazing happens.

At Creative Sign Designs, we strive to develop turnkey signage solutions that are unique and embody the creative vision.  Check out these projects that put the creative in our name to the test!

Digital Signage Solutions for Hospitality

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In an industry where guest experience is everything, many hotels are moving beyond traditional signage displays and incorporating digital signage solutions throughout their properties. Digital signage modernizes hotel lobbies, adds visual appeal and contributes to an upscale ambiance.

Here are some additional benefits of digital signage solutions for hospitality:

Healthcare Industry Digital Signage Solutions

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Digital signage is a functional alternative to traditional, stationary signage as it allows you to deliver real-time messaging to your target audience. Its capabilities,
when entirely and properly applied, serve as an excellent outlet for information.

Here are some benefits of digital signage solutions for the healthcare industry.


Happy 30th Anniversary, Creative Sign Designs!

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The Creative Sign Designs team celebrated its 30th anniversary last month with an open house, facility tours and cocktail reception at its headquarters in Tampa, FL. The celebration attracted more than 300 guests including the Mayor of Tampa Bob Buckhorn and garnered congratulations from Congressman Gus M. Bilirakis. 

This was the Mayor’s first time at the Creative headquarters and left with his very own, customized street sign.

“It is because of initiatives that Mayor Buckhorn has worked for while in office that Creative has been afforded the opportunity to help Tampa grow,” said President & CEO of Creative Jamie Harden. “The projects we’ve been involved with as part of the Mayor’s vision, Glazer Children’s Museum, the Tampa Riverwalk, Curtis Hixon Park and many more, are a significant reason why we are here today.”

We have two locations in Florida featuring more than 50,000 square feet of our product offerings. In Tampa and Orlando, we provide a glimpse into the endless possibilities in the sign world. We have created a whole new concept in signage, one that incorporates high-tech design and top-of-the-line construction.

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