Ideation: A Lansing Sign Company

Tell your story by branding your space. Use interior and exterior signs to maximize the impact of your space. Ideation creates environmental graphics, recognition displays, and wayfinding signs that reflect your company identity. Serving Lansing with the creation of custom signs since 2003.

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Interior and exterior signage for Outfield Lofts next to the Lansing minor league baseball stadium.

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Graphics, signs, and wayfinding system for Midtown Apartments in Lansing.

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Wayfinding system for Marketplace Apartments in Lansing.

Interior wayfinding signs for an Athletic Club

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Interior signs for Health One Credit Union.

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Sign design for Bagger Dave’s restaurants.

Signs for Detroit Institute of Arts

Interior environmental graphics and signs for a restaurant.

Your Space Matters.

Say Something BIG.

Ideation produces interior and exterior signs, along with environmental graphics that brand your space. Their signage works with your current architecture for maximum impact. Ideation’s professional team makes the task fun and easy by showing you the possibilities up front and then working out every detail of implementation.

Benefits

  • An Impressed and Engaged Clientele
  • Professional, Creative Employees
  • Custom Signs Designed for Your Brand and Budget
  • Confidence in Our Expert Design Team
  • 2D and 3D Presentation of Designs
  • Quick and Easy Installation and Implementation

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 LANSING 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.

I ALREADY HAVE AN IDEA, CAN YOU HELP ME TURN IT INTO REALITY?

Absolutely! We love collaborating with visionaries and creative individuals. Many times our customers come to us with an idea. We’ll help them validate it, expand on it, or recommend alternatives that might better help you achieve your objective.

HOW DO YOU CHARGE FOR YOUR SERVICES?

Most projects have two cost components.  The first is the cost for designing the right solution for your needs.  The second is the cost of producing it. Of course, if you already have a design, we can skip right over the first cost.  When we meet to discuss your needs, we’ll determine what the design cost will be and establish a budget range you’re comfortable with for the production costs.

IF IDEATION CREATES MY DESIGN, WHAT IS INVOLVED?

The first step is to meet and discuss your ideas, needs, and existing assets. Next, we visit your location and assess the architecture of the space and the current design.

  • Can the space be viewed from all angles?
  • How is the space utilized?
  • What stays and what needs to be replaced?

 

If the space is under construction, we can review the blueprints and renderings. Once we have an understanding of your needs, we develop a master sign plan that details all the necessary signage and graphic elements. For exterior signs, we review the local sign ordinances so that your sign adheres to all rules and regulations.

Finally, we begin putting our creative ideas to paper. The design process starts with conceptual renderings and concludes with engineered drawings that define all the important details. Material samples, prototypes and 3D models are available to show you all the possibilities.The greatest benefit to hiring Ideation is peace of mind.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

Design can take as little as 1 week and sometimes more, depending on the scope and surveying requirements of your project.  An exterior facade sign takes on average 2 weeks while a comprehensive wayfinding sign system might take a couple of months. When we talk we can give you a more specific answer.Exterior signs often require a city sign permit.  This step generally takes 2 weeks from design approval.Below are average production and installation turnaround times:

  • Fabricated  and illuminated signs:  ~6 weeks
  • Lobby and reception displays:  2-4 weeks
  • Large format prints and murals:  1-2 weeks
  • Wayfinding signs:  2-6 weeks
  • Donor recognition displays:  2-6 weeks
  • Standard exhibits:  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 designs signs that move people in the city of Lansing. Those people are your clients and employees. Our designs change the way they feel, move them toward their goals and literally move them from one location to another. Ideation’s signs make people feel proud, happy, inspired, comfortable, productive, and more.