2020 was unmistakably one for the books. It’s not news that small businesses struggled among the pandemic. We find ourselves fortunate as we made our way through, thanks to our amazing customers and team. While 2021 shows promise, we would be amiss to not celebrate some of our favorite projects during the past year.
This national closet retailer has been our loyal customer for over 4 years, and 2020 thankfully was no different. We completed signage projects for new locations around the country; from as far west as California to as far East as Massachusetts. There is no team that better facilitates communication between the corporate office and the location owners. We enjoy outfitting each location with a complete signage and graphics program.
As an homage to their donors, Liberty Hospital Foundation wanted interactive signage to be displayed right inside the main entrance. Through working with their team, we designed and installed LobbyPop© touchscreen and static displays. The static display lists all their donors in 2020 while the touchscreen display allows anyone to click through to see what the foundation does, highlighting featured donors, the board, and ways to donate.
We love a challenge and working with different materials, and this project allowed us to grow our experience and capabilities. The client wanted a high-end look to all signage to match the interior of the building. This included working with unique substrates such as Corian, Formica Decometal, and granite. All ADA signs were fabricated out of Corian, and we used granite for tenant signage. This project was a labor of love, and although signage is rarely described as “beautiful” we think these signs are!
With technology being an especially integral part of the past year, we were excited to work with NWMSU on their Esports space. Most illuminated signs that we work with use white LEDs, but this sign echoed the Bearcat colors by using bright green LEDs. They used several mediums to outfit the space including vinyl, dimensional letters and a halo-illuminated cabinet. Our production team especially enjoyed this project as they got to do everything from printing vinyl to routing sign faces to installing LEDs.
Shamrock Building and Parking Garage.
We work with a lot of new construction, and Shamrock won our hearts with its fun and modern design. Some of the most fashionable substrates we have worked with over the past year have been brushed aluminum and brushed aluminum composite. For their ADA signs, Shamrock went out of the box and incorporated both. We also worked with their architect to design office signs with bent frosted acrylic and stand-offs to create a space for inter-office mail. The signage complements the new building and design-wise was a favorite this past year.
As we close on 2020, we are excited for what 2021 will bring. We are celebrating our 5 year anniversary this March, and with it moving to a brand new space. With double the square footage of our current locations, we aim to increase our productivity, purchase even more production equipment, and expand our capabilities. We look forward to developing our team’s knowledge base through expert training classes, elevating the sign making process to be as efficient as possible while still maintaining the highest level of quality. Working with our loyal customers, and making new ones is what energizes us and motivates us to come to work each day, and we cannot wait to see what signage and graphics projects we take on this year!