us a call, and we’ll walk you through this part. Or, if you’d
like, review these guidelines to help you get organized:
will be the driving force for this project: image & quality,
function, timetable, match existing signage, budget, wayfinding
issues, etc. (while there are usually multiple factors in any
project, one need will typically take precedence and override
are the main problems you would like the signage to address?
project information & reference material can you provide to
us: project blueprints (both hard copies & electronic DXF format);
project design reference such as paint colors, wallcoverings,
carpet, other finishing specifications; logos; site plans &
elevations; project descriptions, building access & usage details,
design guidelines to provide: will there be requirements for
the design to meet, such as the need for frequent changes of
information and/or personnel, special needs or functions, logo
use, bilingual needs, industry code compliance, etc.
you provide the initial list of sign messages, locations, functions,
or is that something you need help getting started?
you provide a budget figure to work within, or at least some
budget or quality level guidelines?
are your timing issues: key dates to target, special needs for
presentations, inspections, etc.
will be the decision makers for the signage project? Will additional
time/materials be required for their involvement?
Timetable for Key Steps in Signage Project:
Assessment: Off-site assessment: 1-3 weeks, On-site assessment:
Process (what it looks like & more): 2-6 weeks
(what it does, where it goes, what it says): 2-6 weeks
Plan (how much it costs, how it’s made): 2-3 weeks
Budget Plan: Speculative: 1-2 weeks, Realistic: 2-4 weeks
Production:: 4-6 weeks
1 day to 1 week or more