interior signage

Wayfinding Signage: Navigating Old and New Architecture

Church leadership contacted Ideation to help create a more comfortable guest experience using wayfinding signage that respected the original architecture and more recently updated spaces. Kirk in the Hills Church (Bloomfield Hills, MI) is of Gothic design and patterned after the famous Melrose Abbey in Scotland that was built in the 13th Century. The new …

Wayfinding Signage: Navigating Old and New Architecture Read More »

business signage ideas

4 Business Signage Ideas for Your Company

Whether you need to revamp an existing business or want to establish a new one, business signage says a lot about your company. Signs identify where you are, communicate who you are, and help people comfortably navigate your business. Most people focus on the exterior sign and forget about wayfinding signs, reception signs, and even …

4 Business Signage Ideas for Your Company Read More »

ADA compliant wayfinding signs

What You Need to Know About ADA Compliant Wayfinding Signs

Regulations passed in 1990 with the Americans with Disabilities Act require all businesses to have ADA compliant Wayfinding signs. According to the ADA, all organizations open to the public must provide equal access to the disabled. This regulation includes businesses such as restaurants, stores, and theaters as well as public access buildings, like libraries. Installing ADA compliant …

What You Need to Know About ADA Compliant Wayfinding Signs Read More »

Artistic Donor Walls: Use Design to Tell a Story

In 2014, the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) was in a dire position. As the city of Detroit was undergoing federal bankruptcy plans, the museum was in danger of losing their art collection. Fortunately, thanks to the generous donations from private donors, corporations, and foundations, the museum’s treasures were protected from creditors; through what became …

Artistic Donor Walls: Use Design to Tell a Story Read More »

logicalis digital displays

Logicalis: Making Walls Talk

Logicalis, a global technology firm contacted us to help tell their story in their office environment.  Other goals included: Energizing the space and making it feel like Logicalis. Tastefully integrating digital displays that would help tell the story. Bringing more privacy to glass walls of conference rooms and offices.   Stories of successful partnerships told with dimensional letters, …

Logicalis: Making Walls Talk Read More »

custom signage

Outfield Lofts: Custom Wood ADA Signs Brand Ballpark Lofts

Ideation was asked by Gillespie Group to design and produce custom signage for their new loft style apartments overlooking the outfield of Lansing’s minor league ballpark, home of the Lugnuts! According to Ideation’s Jon Moses, “the interior design had a rustic modern feel with reclaimed wood used throughout the space. We wanted the wayfinding and …

Outfield Lofts: Custom Wood ADA Signs Brand Ballpark Lofts Read More »

brand strategy bagger dave logo

Bagger Dave’s: Designing Logos with Signage in Mind

With a growth plan involving the opening of new restaurants across the Midwest, Bagger Dave’s Burger Tavern turned to Ideation to refine the logo design for optimal impact in signage. The original logo existed solely in a circular shape. Per Creative Director, Jon Moses, “working together with Krieger Klatt Architecture, we recognized that the logo as …

Bagger Dave’s: Designing Logos with Signage in Mind Read More »

brand image logo

Burtek: Rebuilt Brand for a Rebuilt Company

Ideation’s Jon Moses designed a new visual identity for Burtek Enterprises by through rebranding. Burtek is a provider of highly engineered, fabricated solutions for the aerospace, defense, energy and industrial markets. Exiting receivership in 2012 and rebuilt under strong leadership and financial backing, it was important for Burtek to communicate that it was back and …

Burtek: Rebuilt Brand for a Rebuilt Company Read More »

cacao tree cafe storefront

Cacao Tree: Getting More Storefront Attention

Michael Garavaglia and the team at ideation recently helped Cacao Tree Café get more storefront attention in busy Downtown Royal Oak.  Our friends at Cacao Tree Café called us to help tell their story on the exterior of their café. They serve up gourmet raw foods that cleanse, detox and rejuvenate. They make you beautiful …

Cacao Tree: Getting More Storefront Attention Read More »

office signage

Declaire Lamacchia Orthopaedic Institute: Fancy Signage for Fancy Interiors

Welcome desk at DeClaire LaMacchia Orthopaedic Institute. Photos ©2014 Gene Meadows.     Our friends at Lovio George, a Detroit-based boutique communications and design agency contacted us to help brand their client’s new office. Working with great creative companies is always fun. Entrance to suite from common corridor. Photos ©2014 Gene Meadows With a new …

Declaire Lamacchia Orthopaedic Institute: Fancy Signage for Fancy Interiors Read More »

Scroll to Top