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Overloaded with sign design work? Need help with larger projects or in search for freelance sign designers?

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Full-Service Sign Companies

Visual Sign Design (VSD) has been in the sign industry for over 20 years and understands the demands of running a full-service sign company. VSD has a thorough knowledge of the sign making process and can help you increase your productivity by saving you time. VSD will help you sell the job by supplying you with quality proofs for your client using your company’s template. Once the job is sold, VSD will send you the files to scale and, if requested, the production-ready art files. VSD can set up files for the router, laser, printer, polymer, vinyl, and more. Just indicate which equipment you will be using, its limitations, and the required file format.

Other Sign Shops

Do you need help with larger projects such as monument signs, channel letters, and wayfinding packages? VSD has long term working relationships with full service sign companies and a thorough knowledge of the production process and materials, which will allow VSD to help you with larger or complex projects. VSD will help you get the job sold by supplying you with quality proofs for your client using your company’s template. Using VSD’s proofs with clear sign specs will also be helpful in getting and comparing quotes from vendors. Once the job is sold, VSD will send you the files to scale and, if requested, the production-ready art files.

Software and File Formats

  • Software used: CorelDRAW, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Proofs: PDF file (or JPG file, if requested)
  • Production files: PDF, EPS, or AI files

Note: VSD can also send production files in CorelDRAW format; just let us know which version you require.

Pricing

Visual Sign Design charges an hourly rate.

Note: If you have a budget you need to stay within, please inform VSD before the start of the project so that it can be planned accordingly.

Saving You Money

Detailed information supplied up front to VSD will save time, which in turn will save you money. Having this information as early as possible in the process will also help VSD do its job efficiently and cut down on the back-and-forth of multiple proofs. Please use the Sign Companies Questionnaire as a guide.

Examples of what is needed: 

  • Logo in vector format If your client does not have a logo, VSD would be happy to design one for them.
  • Location of job – Photographs of the proposed sign location or of the existing sign to be replaced and its address.
  • PMS colors or paint colors
  • Architect’s drawings – Site plans, elevation drawings.
  • Initial sketches
  • Code requirements – Allowable square footage, etc.
  • Sizes
  • Preferred fabrication methods
  • Specific materials you would like to use
  • Other pertinent information

Please supply VSD with any information you have that would make the job go smoothly. The more information you provide, the better and faster VSD can serve you.

Turnaround Time

VSD strives to turn projects around as quickly as possible. VSD aims for 1 to 2 days for simple projects and 3 to 4 days for more complex projects. The turnaround time for wayfinding projects is based on the size of the project. You will receive an estimated completion date for these projects.

Let’s work together and get it done!