Rockstar of the Quarter:  Bill Vandermause

Rockstar of the Quarter: Bill Vandermause

And Creative Sign Rockstar of the Quarter goes to…. Bill Vandermause!

Position:  Graphic Designer

Trait of Extreme Awesomeness:  Personal Performance

What his team says about him: 

“Bill is an inspiration to his fellow Designers and a dedicated and hard-working team member.  His designs constantly wow customers and Creative Sign employees alike.”

“I admire his process from thorough information gathering to thoughtful and confident execution.  He takes the time to understand projects and cares about quality of the final product.”

Since he started with Creative Sign in 2014 Bill has won 17 Wisconsin Sign Association Design Awards and 2 Watchfire Sign Design Awards for our company.  His design expertise and great attitude has been an incredible asset to the Design Team and the entire Creative Sign Team as a whole.

Congrats, Bill!  You are long overdue for THIS award!  🙂

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Rockstar of the Quarter: Alec Slempkes

Rockstar of the Quarter: Alec Slempkes

And Creative Sign Rockstar of the Quarter goes to…. Alec Slempkes!

Position:  Print & Graphics Technician

Trait of Extreme Awesomeness:  Equality

What his team says about him: 

“Alec is great at what he does and is an amazing person to be around.  He’s always helpful and happy to do it.  He’s very intuitive with what he can accomplish with his machine and it always looks amazing.”

“I admire Alec for his commitment to his work and his ability to tackle anything thrown at him.”

Alec joined Creative Sign in 2021 as a Graphics Technician, quickly becoming a go-to employee for higher profile interior install projects of graphics and ADA signage.  In 2022 he became head printer on our flatbed.  Since taking on his new role he has explored what’s possible with direct print ADA, raised textures, and so much more!

Congrats, Alec!  Thank you for all you do for our team!

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Rockstar of the Quarter: Jessie Niles

Rockstar of the Quarter: Jessie Niles

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And Creative Sign Rockstar of the Quarter goes to…. Jessie Niles!

 

Position:  Sign Consultant / Service Coordinator

Trait of Extreme Awesomeness:  Work Commitment

What her co-worker has said about her:  “Jessie is one of the hardest working people at our company, along with one of the most diligent workers I’ve ever met.  She is constantly trying her best to exceed expectations while managing an enormous workload.”

 

Jessie joined the Creative Sign team in in 2020, when a number of companies were feeling the pinch and laying off workers.  She soon found that the workload for her position at Creative was high and quickly began to balance multiple projects and additional responsibilities.  She’s a member of the Creative Sign Safety Team, took on the Service Coordinator position, and covered for multiple people while they were on vacation and leave over the summer. 

 

Her thorough and helpful nature soon helped her gain respect and love from so many of her co-workers across many departments and positions.  “Jessie is a workhorse salesperson who never shies away from helping others and will take on anything!  She’s thorough, organized, and great to work with!  Definite Rockstar material!”

 

Congrats, Jessie!  We’re so happy to have you on our team!

 

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Rockstar of the Quarter: Timothy Porter

Rockstar of the Quarter: Timothy Porter

And Creative Sign Rockstar of the Quarter goes to…. Timothy Porter!

 

Position:  Graphic Designer

Trait of Extreme Awesomeness:  Equality

What his co-workers have said about him:  “Timothy always treats everyone with respect and expects no favoritism.  He has taken on challenges…and has handled it like a champion.”

 

“He speaks the truth, plays by the rules, listens with an open mind, and doesn’t play favorites.”

 

A graduate of NWTC, Timothy began his Creative Sign career as a Production Setup Artist in July of 2019 and quickly showed his aptitude for creative, thorough, and efficient design proofs, becoming a full-time Graphic Designer 6 months later.  Since taking on that role, Timothy has consistently risen to challenges in ever larger and more complex projects, most recently taking on large-scale ADA packages for some of Creative Sign’s biggest clients.

 

Congrats, Timothy!  Thank you for all your hard work!

 

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Rockstar of the Quarter:  Tracy Burkel

Rockstar of the Quarter: Tracy Burkel

And Creative Sign Rockstar of the Quarter goes to…. Tracy Burkel!

Position:  Senior Project Manager

Trait of Extreme Awesomeness:  Identity

What her co-worker has said about her:  “Tracy is truly a joy to be around and do work for.  Her always appreciative words make me want to strive to do better whenever I am working with her.  She’s professional, thorough and always willing to answer questions.”

 

Tracy joined the Creative Sign team in May of 2016 when Creative Sign was in a time of growth and transition.  We were in the midst of expanding our building and staff to accommodate our large increase in customers and projects.  Tracy’s ability to balance many duties and sign packages at once made her an immediate help in managing ADA jobs in that expanding department.  As the ADA Department grew (largely due to Tracy’s awesome customer service and methodical handling of projects), Tracy was able to bring new and exciting prospects to Creative Sign.  Her hard work, extremely friendly personality, and outstanding organization even landed her on Creative Sign’s Wall of Fame in 2019 and 2020 for sales over $500k and $750k.

 

Tracy is fearless in tackling any project and dedicated to giving our customers the best in quality and service.  For these reasons, Tracy is the perfect Creative Sign teammate to represent the trait of Identity.  She is a Creative Sign ambassador.

 

Congrats, Tracy!  Like your fellow Sign Nerd said, “Tracy is long overdue for the Rockstar Award!!!”

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