Rockstar of the Quarter:  Amanda Schwartz

Rockstar of the Quarter: Amanda Schwartz

And Creative Sign Rockstar of the Quarter goes to…. Amanda Schwartz!

 

Position:  Director of Design

Trait of Extreme Awesomeness:  Respect

 

What her team says about her: 

“Amanda is a supportive and motivational team leader. She always keeps an eye out for other people’s wellbeing, while maintaining a fun and professional work environment.  Learning from Amanda has been a blast.”

 

“She is always striving to find ways to better the company as a whole, as well as herself.  She makes a point to get to know all staff, trying to ensure everyone feels like a part of the Creative Sign family.”

 

Amanda joined the Creative Sign team in June of 2010 as a Graphics Designer and now heads a team of 5 of the best Designers (and best people) in the world.  

 

Congrats, Amanda! 

 

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New Design Loft + Upper Offices

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!

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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!)

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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

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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….

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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: Stephanie Buckwheat

Rockstar of the Quarter: Stephanie Buckwheat

And Creative Sign Rockstar of the Quarter goes to…. Stephanie Buckwheat!

Position:  Graphics Technician

Trait of Extreme Awesomeness:  Fellowship

What her co-workers have said about her:  “Stephanie goes above and beyond for this team.”

“Stephanie has a great, positive personality and sets a great example.”

Since Stephanie and her contagious smile joined Creative Sign in October of 2018, “she has taken on a roll of being our mini-leader (in size and leadership),” according to her fellow team member.  “She’s always on time and making sure jobs are completed on time.”

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

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Rockstar of the Quarter: Trent Nolan

Rockstar of the Quarter: Trent Nolan

And Creative Sign Rockstar of the Quarter goes to…. Trent Nolan!

Position: Lead Installer/Supervisor
Trait of Extreme Awesomeness: Personal Performance
What his co-worker said about him: “Trent has taken the bull by the horns and continues to grow…His attitude has been fantastic and he is leading by example.”

Trent has grown and taken on additional responsibilities in his time with Creative Sign’s Installation Team, encouraging professional, quality work and efficient practices.

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

 

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