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Ideation: Serving as Your Ferndale Sign Company

Design your brand and brand space. Maximize the visual impact on your customers with custom signs. We create both interior and outdoor signage. Ideation also designs environmental graphics and wayfinding systems to further brand your space. Serving as a Ferndale sign company since 2003.


[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” background_color=”#ffffff” padding_top=”60″ padding_bottom=”60″ css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”grid” text_align=”left” padding_bottom=”20″ css_animation=””][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”17466″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” qode_css_animation=”” css=”.vc_custom_1475002474242{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1492532527053{padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”]Custom signage designed for a consulting firm.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”18260″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” qode_css_animation=”” css=”.vc_custom_1475004773872{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1492532551684{padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”]Outdoor signs for a communications and graphic design agency[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”grid” text_align=”left” padding_top=”20″ padding_bottom=”20″ css_animation=””][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”18265″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” qode_css_animation=”” css=”.vc_custom_1475006197453{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1492532565646{padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”]Outdoor Sign designed for an artisan bakery.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”18259″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” qode_css_animation=”” css=”.vc_custom_1475004750010{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1492532604294{padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”]Custom wayfinding signs for an Athletic Club near Ferndale.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”grid” text_align=”left” padding_top=”20″ padding_bottom=”20″ css_animation=””][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”18303″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” qode_css_animation=”” css=”.vc_custom_1484327126401{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1492532622902{padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”]Outdoor sign for The Twisted Shamrock in Ferndale.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”18416″ img_size=”800×600″ alignment=”center” qode_css_animation=”” css=”.vc_custom_1484941999603{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1490380629442{padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”]Brand identity and business signs for the Ferndale City Library.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”grid” text_align=”left” padding_top=”20″ padding_bottom=”20″ css_animation=””][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”17921″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” qode_css_animation=”” css=”.vc_custom_1484327856220{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1484327955084{padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”]Interior and exterior signage for nth Degree fitness studio.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”18262″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” qode_css_animation=”” css=”.vc_custom_1475005983411{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1483211353746{padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”]Interior environmental graphics and signs for a restaurant.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image=”18332″ background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”grid” text_align=”center” padding_top=”60″ padding_bottom=”20″ css_animation=””][vc_column_inner width=”1/12″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”5/6″][vc_column_text]

Your Space Matters.

Say Something BIG.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Ideation creates commercial 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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/12″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”grid” text_align=”left” padding_top=”60″ padding_bottom=”60″ css_animation=””][vc_column_inner el_class=”mobile-no-padding” width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1476720069540{padding-right: 120px !important;padding-left: 120px !important;}”][vc_column_text]


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  • 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

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

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

[/vc_column_text][button size=”large” style=”white” target=”_self” hover_type=”default” font_weight=”700″ text_align=”center” text=”Let’s Meet” link=”/contact/” color=”#ffffff” hover_color=”#f06c2f” background_color=”#f06c2f” hover_background_color=”#ffffff” border_color=”#f06c2f” hover_border_color=”#ffffff” margin=”30px auto” border_radius=”0″ button_id=”gray-button”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/12″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”grid” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” padding_top=”40″ padding_bottom=”40″ css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Questions & Answers

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_accordion style=”accordion”][vc_accordion_tab title=”WHAT DOES IDEATION OFFER OVER ANOTHER FERNDALE SIGN COMPANY?”][vc_column_text]When a person enters your business space, their first impression matters. Your space should reflect your branding. The custom signs and environmental graphics illustrate your story. Our graphic design specialists take the time to understand what your brand stands for. Every element of our graphic 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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”THERE IS ALREADY A DESIGN DRAWN FOR MY SIGN? CAN YOU PRODUCE IT?”][vc_column_text]While we do offer graphic design for Ferndale customers, we purposely separated our process into a design phase and a fabrication phase. That way if a client came to us from another Ferndale graphic design firm, we could separate the charges for design and fabrication.  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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”HOW MUCH DOES IDEATION CHARGE FOR THEIR SERVICES?”][vc_column_text]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. [/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”WHAT STEPS ARE INVOLVED IF I WANT TO HIRE IDEATION TO DESIGN MY SIGN?”][vc_column_text]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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”HOW QUICKLY CAN YOU MAKE MY SIGN?”][vc_column_text]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


[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”DOES IDEATION PRODUCE THEIR OWN SIGNS?”][vc_column_text]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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][/vc_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” video=”show_video” video_overlay=”show_video_overlay” video_overlay_image=”18325″ video_webm=”https://www.ideationorange.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/busy-shopping-street.webm” video_image=”18327″ background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” padding_top=”80″ padding_bottom=”80″ css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”grid” text_align=”left” padding_top=”80″ padding_bottom=”20″ css_animation=””][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

Who do you want to move?

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