A Royal Oak Sign Company

Ideation Signs & Communication

Tell your story through branding. Maximize the impact of your brand with both interior signs and exterior signage for your building. Use environmental graphics and wayfinding systems by Ideation to further cement your brand identity.

Ideation has served Royal Oak with brand development, graphic design, and custom signs for more than a decade.

Exterior sign by Ideation a Royal Oak Sign Company

Commercial signs and outdoor signage, plus environmental graphics for ISCG, a Royal Oak space planning company.

Intertior Sign Taste Love Cupcakes Royal Oak Custom signs

Interior signs and exterior signage for a Royal Oak boutique cupcake bakery, Taste Love Cupcakes.

Exterior sign by Ideation for Urbane Apartments

Outdoor Business Signs for Urbane Apartments, a multi-location urban apartment brand.

Royal Oak business signs exterior sign Monty's Beef Store by Ideation

Interior signs, exterior signage, environmental graphics and brand identity for a Royal Oak wholesaler and retailer, Monty’s Beef.

branding and signs for the smoke house in royal oak

Holiday Market Smokehouse branding with exterior signs by Ideation, in Royal Oak.

Commercial Signs and restaurant signs for Bagger Dave’s restaurants.

outdoor signs by ideation a lansing sign company

Outdoor Signs for the Detroit Institute of Arts

Troy Commercial Signs Troy Rebranding

Interior signs, environmental graphics and restaurant signs.

Your Space Matters.

Say Something BIG.

Ideation’s signs and environmental graphics tell your story while working with your interior design for maximum impact. Our team will help you see the vision up front while handling every detail of implementation, including graphic design and production.

Benefits

  • Fully-Satisfied Customers
  • A Team Fully-Invested in Your Project
  • Custom Signs Tailored to Your Design and Budget
  • An Expert Team of Graphic Designers with a Professional Point of View
  • A Proposal Using Both 2D and 3D Imagery
  • Complete Project Implementation from Beginning to End

Solutions

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

Ready to Explore the Possibilities?

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

Questions & Answers

WHY SHOULD I SELECT IDEATION OVER ANOTHER ROYAL OAK SIGN COMPANY?

Your space tells the story of your brand. Custom signs illustrate that story. Our graphic design team and production specialists take the time to understand your brand identity, so they can develop the perfect custom signage for your building. We handle everything from single signs to complex systems. No matter your needs, we help move your people in the right direction.

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

We purposely separated our process into a graphic design phase and a fabrication phase for this very reason. Many times customers come to us with plans created by their own graphic designers. No problem! We can help you turn it into a beautiful custom sign or environmental 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.

WHAT ARE THE CHARGES FOR YOUR SERVICES?

Most projects are broken down into two cost components. First, there is the cost of designing the perfect custom sign for your space. Second, there are the actual charges for producing and installing the sign. Some customers come to us with the graphic design already complete. Therefore, the cost breakdown ensures you only pay for the services you require. Once we establish your needs, we can help prepare a quote for both graphic design and production that fits comfortably into your budget.

As a guideline, here is a general breakdown of normal production costs:

  • Office Interior Signs & Wayfinding Systems fall between $6,000 and $120,000
  • Most Reception Signs cost between  $1,200 and $10,000
  • Storefront Facade Signage:  $5,000 to $12,000
  • Trade Show Exhibits run between $1000 and $25,000
  • Donor Recognition Displays:  $1000 to $150,000

 

If you’re looking for a partner that will design the right solution, use quality materials and deliver according to promise, you won’t find us expensive at all. We may not be the cheapest alternative out there – but we offer more than just signs. We tell your story and help brand your space with our imagery. Build a persona that resonates with your customers.

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 graphic 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 LONG WILL IT TAKE TO PRODUCE MY SIGN?

The amount of time required to produce your custom sign depends on the scope of your project. Some items can be installed in as little as one week. An exterior facade sign often takes about two weeks to produce. However, a comprehensive wayfinding system might take as much as a couple of months. During your initial visit, we discuss your needs and present you with a more specific estimate.

Another thing you need to consider is the city sign permit. Obtaining the permit takes about two weeks after your design approval. Ideation handles your city permit for you.

Here is a general timeline for reference:

  • 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
DO YOU MANUFACTURE THE CUSTOM SIGNS YOU DESIGN?

Ideation handles every aspect of production from graphic design to sign installation so that you experience a smooth transition from one step to another. Our team of experts guarantees the best-in-class production in every situation. We handle everything from concrete footings to electrical wiring. Whether it’s the installation of a mural or putting up a donor display, Ideation gives you peace of mind. Leave the details to us.

Who do you want to move?

Ideation is a custom sign company serving the people of Royal Oak. 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.