New Design Loft + Upper Offices
New year, new Design space! Our Design Team’s long-awaited migration to our Design Loft + Upper Offices is finally here. With fun graphics and signage everywhere, as well as new mood and color match friendly lighting, our self-proclaimed Sign Nerds are settling in and getting inspired in their new space. Swing by Creative Sign for a tour of our facility and make sure to stop by the upper level!
Our giant glasses are made from budget-friendly Gatorfoam, painted to match our accent wall. Tiny nails hang up our Chemmetal laminate samples that flutter in a breeze. And for those unfamiliar with the sign industry, “a box on a stick” is what we call a boring pylon sign. (Our Fab team hates building boxes on sticks, and our Design team hates drawing them, so bring us your challenges and let our masters work!)
Our own projects always take the back burner when we are crazy busy with customer projects, so we are happy to finally wrap this one up! It was an amazing group effort. Thank you to all that helped make this happen:
Demolition: Tim Roffers, Amanda Schwartz, Bill Vandermause, Nicole Mattson, Timothy Porter, Greg Wilson
Painting: Amanda Schwartz, Bill Vandermause, Nicole Mattson, Timothy Porter, Bridget Novak, Chris Carr, Pete Thomas, Bobbi Johnson, Elizabeth Kirsteatter, Derek Fuller
Printing: Joe Bott
Graphics Install: Bailey Schulte, John Slaby, Amanda Schwartz, Bill Vandermause, Bobbi Johnson
Routing: Andy Heyrman
3D Printing: Jay Mathu
Sign & Counter Painting: Bill Prokash
Counter Install: Greg Wilson
Sign Install: Bill Vandermause, Sean Barrett, John Slaby
Flooring: Mike Thomas, Andy Parshen
Flooring/Trim: Ray Polomis
Lighting/Electrical: Thomas Electric
Tech Assistance: Technology Architects
General Help: Greg Wilson, Brian Meyer, Tim Schultz, Peyton Czarapata, Darrin Kuhn
What a difference paint and vinyl can make! Our Upper Offices were formerly our neon room… so we’re giving a nod to its past life with some neon signs we came across during clean up. Every square inch needed a paint job – stairs and corrugated ceiling included! But the work was worth it. Graphics color matched the vinyl applied to our PMS staircase and full vinyl prints were applied to all doors. Bright, graphic colors, playful signage, and raw metal accents make this new space into a shrine to the sign industry. Even an unused tube turned into a Mario pipe and a utility room panel is decked out with glow in the dark LOTR vinyl.
It’s really a shame we don’t have any fun here….