Give us a call, and well walk you through this part. Or, if youd like, review these guidelines to help you get organized:

  • What 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 the others)

  • What are the main problems you would like the signage to address?

  • What 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, etc.

  • Other 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.

  • Will you provide the initial list of sign messages, locations, functions, or is that something you need help getting started?

  • Can you provide a budget figure to work within, or at least some budget or quality level guidelines?

  • What are your timing issues: key dates to target, special needs for presentations, inspections, etc.

  • Who will be the decision makers for the signage project? Will additional time/materials be required for their involvement?

General Timetable for Key Steps in Signage Project:

  • Needs Assessment: Off-site assessment: 1-3 weeks, On-site assessment: 3-6 weeks
  • Design Process (what it looks like & more): 2-6 weeks
  • Programming (what it does, where it goes, what it says): 2-6 weeks
  • Fabrication Plan (how much it costs, how its made): 2-3 weeks
  • Budget Plan: Speculative: 1-2 weeks, Realistic: 2-4 weeks
  • Sample Production:: 4-6 weeks
  • Fabrication: 4-6 weeks
  • Installation: 1 day to 1 week or more