Creative Sign Designs is an architectural design-build fabricator of custom interior and exterior signage solutions and corporate branding programs. Below are some of the steps we take in our design-build approach to ensure a process that saves time and money.
Needs Assessment & Program Definition
For maximum effectiveness, it is essential that signage programs are capable of guiding people to, through and out of facilities in an orderly manner. We fully understand this challenge and how to best facilitate traffic flow. In order to protect an investment for many years to come, we spend the time to understand needs and create a plan that gets it right the first time.
During the Program definition phase, our Project Managers will work with you to:
- Establish Graphic Standards
- Survey & Budget
- Define Schedule & Performance Expectation
Schematic Design & Design Development
Creative Sign Designs boasts a team of award-winning designers who excel in creating custom sign designs. The sign design team is prepared to assist clients in numerous ways as they begin their next sign design project. The team performs site and visibility analysis, determines zoning requirements, identifies opportunities, and makes recommendations for overall custom sign designs, size, typestyles and color to communicate the messages effectively. In addition, the designs specify structural supports, lighting, fastening methods and electrical requirements to ensure the long-term value of a signage investment. During the design phase, we will confirm:
- Conceptual Applications
- Define Spaces
- Review Solution
- Confirm Scale/Use
In the event that a sign project has already been designed, our team of experts can review clients’ plans and deliver a cost proposal to complete the project as specified. However, it is not uncommon for us to work closely with architects, environmental graphic designers, marketing and branding firms and offer value-engineering to assist in achieving client project goals.
Fabrication & Installation
We have our own facilities and equipment that utilizes the latest in sign design and manufacturing technology to ensure the highest level of efficiency and quality. With our licensed and certified fleet of experts, we are comfortable incorporating a variety of materials to create your themed signage, including stainless steel, aluminum and other metals, painted plastics and acrylics, 3Form and wooden laminates, electronic and illuminated signage. In addition, we understand the intricacies of timing and permitting and will ensure nothing holds the project up. During the fabrication and installation phase, we complete:
- Construction Documentation
- Schedule installation
- Site surveys and analysis
- Local code compliance and analysis
- Client representation before government agencies (e.g. variances)
- Utility checks
As a turnkey sign-design company, we are focused on ensuring that the sign system is both cost effective to produce and easy to maintain by the client. Our team works with clients and their marketing partners to make each branding effort a success and offers complete engineering sign design services and working drawings to help further define the intended result of a project.