Ideation: A Ferndale Sign Company

Design your brand and brand space. Maximize the visual impact on your customers with custom interior and exterior signs. Ideation creates environmental graphics and wayfinding systems to further brand your space. Providing Ferndale with custom signs since 2003.

 

Interior sign designed for a consulting firm.

Exterior signs for a communications and design agency

Sign designed for an artisan bakery.

Interior wayfinding signs for an Athletic Club

exterior sign for the twisted shamrock in ferndale

Exterior sign for The Twisted Shamrock in Ferndale.

ferndale library sign by ideation

Brand identity for the Ferndale City Library.

exterior sign for nth degree fitness in ferndale

Interior and exterior signage for nth Degree fitness studio.

Interior environmental graphics and signs for a restaurant.

Your Space Matters.

Say Something BIG.

Ideation creates signs and graphics that share your brand’s story. Our team incorporates both your interior design and unique architecture for increased impact. Ideation makes it fun and easy. They help you see the possibilities while handling every detail of the process from beginning to end.

Benefits

  • Happy & Engaged Customers
  • Employees Dedicated to Success
  • The Right Solution for Your Brand, Space, and Budget
  • Complete Confidence in Our Professional Design Team
  • Professional Presentation, With Both 2D and 3D Visualization
  • Timely Delivery and Attention to All Details

Solutions

  • Façade Signs
  • Storefront Signs
  • Ground Signs
  • Lobby Signs & Reception Signs
  • Exhibit and Trade Show Displays
  • Wayfinding Sign Systems
  • Plaques
  • Environmental Graphics
  • Donor Recognition Signs
  • Interior Signs
  • Exterior Signs

Ready to Explore the Possibilities?

We’d love to meet with you to size up your opportunity.

Questions & Answers

WHAT DOES IDEATION OFFER OVER ANOTHER FERNDALE SIGN COMPANY?

When a person enters your business space, their first impression matters. Your space should tell them the story of your brand. The signs and environmental graphics illustrate your story. Our specialists take the time to understand what your brand stands for. Every element of our design is meant to convey your message to your customers. Whether it’s one sign or a complex wayfinding system, we pay attention to every detail. Let us help move your customers along the path you want them to take.

THERE IS ALREADY A DESIGN DRAWN FOR MY SIGN? CAN YOU PRODUCE IT?

We purposely separated our process into a design phase and a fabrication phase for this very reason. Many times customers come to us with plans created by their own design teams. No problem! We can help you turn it into a beautiful sign or graphic. If we see elements that might not work, we can present alternatives for you to consider. We want to help you reach your objective.

HOW MUCH DOES IDEATION CHARGE FOR THEIR SERVICES?

That is a difficult question to answer. Each project is unique. However, in order to give you some guidelines, we separate the job into two cost components. Ideation offers both design and production services.

We design beautiful signs, environmental graphics, and wayfinding systems. A lot of planning goes into making each one complement your existing space and tell your brand’s story. Before we ever get started, we assess your needs and work out a quote that fits into your budget.

The second phase of the project is fabrication and installation. Below is a very general guideline on what you might expect production costs to run:

  • Office Interiors & Wayfinding Systems might range between $6,000 and $120,000
  • Most Reception Signs cost between $1,200 and $10,000
  • Storefront Facade Signage can run between $5,000 to $12,000
  • Trade Show Exhibits can cost anywhere between $1000 and $25,000
  • Donor Recognition Displays can cost from $1000 to $150,000

 

Regardless of your budget, we can find the perfect solution for you. There are less expensive alternatives on the market, but if you’re looking for a partner that uses quality materials and delivers more than signs, you won’t find us expensive at all. Let us tell your story and brand your space.

WHAT STEPS ARE INVOLVED IF I WANT TO HIRE IDEATION TO DESIGN MY SIGN?

The first thing we need to do is sit down and go over your ideas and goals. We inventory your existing assets and visit your location to view the architecture of the space. By doing this we can answer some logistical questions:

 

  • Is there anything obstructing the view of the space?
  • What are all the purposes of the space in question?
  • Can existing elements be incorporated or repurposed?

 

Spaces that are under construction can be examined by looking at blueprints and design renderings. After hearing your story and looking at the physical elements, we develop a master sign plan that details all our recommendations. For your exterior signs, we make sure that the designs adhere to local sign ordinances.

Once all the design work has been completed, we present the entire package to you. You get to see the finished product in conceptual renderings, material samples, and prototypes. In some cases, we may build 3D models to help you visualize what’s possible. Ideation wants you to have complete peace of mind over the direction of your project.

HOW QUICKLY CAN YOU MAKE MY SIGN?

The timeframe involved in any project depends on its complexity. A simple sign can be designed, produced, and installed in as little as one week. Exterior signs take a bit longer. The design must first be determined ad then it takes about two weeks for the sign permit. If your project requires multiple signs, wayfinding systems, and graphics, it might require several months of planning. The trick is to make sure the time is invested up front so that installation goes smoothly. During your initial visit, we can give you a more specific time estimate but here is a general guideline:

 

  • Fabricated  and Illuminated Signs take about 6 weeks
  • Lobby and Reception Displays require 2-4 weeks
  • Large Format Prints and Murals can be installed in as little as 1-2 weeks
  • Wayfinding Signs often need 2-6 weeks
  • Donor Recognition Displays require 2-6 weeks
  • Standard Exhibits only need 1-3 weeks

 

DOES IDEATION PRODUCE THEIR OWN SIGNS?

Yes, our company handles your project from beginning to end. Our signs are produced in-house by expert craftsmen. We want to ensure a smooth transition all the way from design to installation. Our people even take care of such details as concrete work and electrical wiring. Leave the details to us. We want all our customers to have full confidence in the handling of their project.

Who do you want to move?

Ideation is a sign company serving the people of Ferndale.  We seek to move your people in the direction you want them to go. Our goal is to change the way they feel, move them toward their goals and, quite literally, get the from location to another.  Ideation makes signs that tell a story.