Since 2003, we’ve been helping leaders turn their buildings and spaces into brand experiences that connect with the people that matter most to them. The people are often customers, employees, residents, donors, volunteers, members, etc. In every project, our goal is to create an experience that changes how people think, feel and behave. If we can make someone want to walk through your doors, or make someone excited to work for you, or make a customer excited to give you their loyalty, we’ve won. We often roll up our sleeves with other creative people that may already be on your team – like architects, interior designers and brand consultants.
Our experiences can be driven by brand, culture, history and art, and often include:
- Exterior and interior signage
- Facade enhancements
- Experiential graphics
- Wayfinding signage
- Donor recognition displays
- Furniture and furnishings
“Our space conveys our creativity and personality to our clients, and signage is an important element of this message. The Ideation team clearly understood our approach of blending functionality and art with the workplace.”
Mary Ann Lievois, CEO, ISCG
"We are proud to offer this training facility to the mid-Michigan community and we are so thankful to have found ideation who delivered such care and dedication to this project.”
Tonya Causley, Project Coordinator, President’s Office, Lansing Community College
"We want our team to be proud of where they work and also enjoy their areas of the building. Ideation did a great job with these areas and our team is very happy with the changes. The quality of work from design, production and installation was fantastic.”
Mark Garrett, President of Morrell Group
"The placement and location of the display is very attractive as most visitors pass by when visiting the museum. Its style contrasts with our other signage and like a target draws people to the wall and focuses their attention on the wall and our story.”
Stepanie Rondy, Campaign Officer, Detroit Institute of Arts
"The rebrand has increased pride in our team. Employees are proud and excited to wear the "B" on their chest! Jon and the Ideation team did a great job of understanding who we are and executing the project from day one."
Kevin Schrage, Burtek Enterprises
“The team at Ideation listened to me and brought my vision for the Purely Pets brand to life. Their ability to drive the project from concept to installation made for an efficient and fun process.”
Andrew Jacob, Purely Pets Owner
“As artwork is being hung on the walls alongside its interpretive panels, I want to thank you for an exceptional job producing the labels and signage for the exhibit, Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus. From the moment I sent print specifications, you and your staff were able to maintain the same quality work, attention to detail, and friendly demeanor normally associated with less stressful projects that allow greater budgets and far more time.”
Everett Keyser, Detroit Institute of Arts
Thanks to the design work and collaboration with Ideation, the Detroit EITC now more boldly reflects the high-quality, state-of-the-art training offered by the facility and the 100 year legacy between IBEW Local 58 and Southeastern Michigan Chapter NECA.
Jennifer Mefford, Director of Business Development, Detroit EITC
“Thank you! The Health One Credit Union signage is all exactly as designed and installed without issue at a high standard. It was really easy to work with you and I appreciate all of the extra effort you put in to get it all right.“
Christopher Reck, Direct Design
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We believe that design can change the world and every year we put our money where our mouth is. Since 2003 we’ve offered our talents to community-based non-profit organizations in the Metro Detroit area and around the world, executing over 50 projects. We are proud that our design abilities have been used to house students in the Pokot region of Kenya, to improve high school graduation rates, and to help people break free from cycles of generational poverty.
While we’re always refining our business model to betters serve our customers, a few things will always remain the same: our values.
- Listen. Ask questions until you’re in their shoes. Then solve.
- Pioneer. Create uniquely better solutions.
- Sweat the Details. Anticipate, identify and manage the risks.
- Well-ordered. Operate with methods and ways over madness.
- Respect. Treat everyone like the very important person they are.