Special Events

6 Different Types of Signage Ideas for Your Next Event

June 3, 2020

Event signage may seem like the most basic of all event details, but get it wrong, and your entire attendee experience is at risk. Without clear and concise signage directing your attendees and helping them find what they’re looking for, any event will quickly descend into chaos. Signs don’t need to be utilitarian, though. Because of their highly visual nature, signs provide plenty of opportunities to promote your brand, and when appropriate, your sponsors.

New Signs for Wolff Group

June 8, 2020

Progressive Foods (past customer) merged with Wolff Group.  With the merger came a new look, logo, etc....one phone call got their old signage removed, walls repaired and painted, new logos on glass, conference room, and entry foyer.  We do this type of work ALL DAY LONG!

In the Shadow

June 8, 2020

This customer is a LEAN 5S Facility....SORT, SET in ORDER, STRIVE, STANDARDIZE, and SUSTAIN.  We took these key maintenance products and created this SHADOW BOARD.  Everything has a place and parts are listed for re-ordering. We are now working on other areas that require tools, etc.

Meet the President of Divine Signs

June 8, 2020

Meet the Staff Vol. 1: El Presidente Meet Jeff Miller, President and Founder of Divine Signs & Graphics. Jeff started Divine Signs in 2003, after an extremely successful career in Global Sales and Sales Management.

Meet the Staff Vol. 2: Client Services

June 3, 2020

Meet the Staff Vol. 2: Client ServicesMeet the Client Services Team! The Client Services team is responsible for all of the creative work that takes place at Divine Signs.

60 YEARS AND COUNTING

June 3, 2020

Divine Signs and Graphics got its start 12 years ago in Schaumburg, IL, and although we service the entire Chicagoland area and beyond, we always have projects in our hometown. This year it was our honor to help the Village of Schaumburg celebrate their 60th anniversary.The village wanted to commemorate their anniversary by adding some type of sign to each of their existing 13 monument signs scattered throughout Schaumburg.For this specific project we created custom routed a...

From Camera to Canvas

June 3, 2020

Canvas prints are not only one of the most popular ways to decorate your home, but are also frequently seen in corporate conference rooms, lobbies/waiting rooms, and hallways. At Divine Signs, our high-end printers can print any photo, image, or design, on to canvas, and bring your photographs from camera to canvas.Canvas prints are so appealing commercially and residentially because they have a very unique look and feel.

Meet the Staff Volume 3: Production Team

June 3, 2020

A sign company can design the most beautiful signage, sell a billion dollars worth of signs, but without a talented production and installation team, you’re nowhere. At Divine Signs we are blessed to have an extremely talented and experienced production and installation team. Our production team is in charge of producing, building, and installing all of the signage projects that come through our shop. This group has produced, built, and installed mill...

BRAND BIG AND BRIGHT!

June 3, 2020

Fabric backdrops are the premier way to BRAND your company in a BIG and BRIGHT way. You will most commonly see these displays at trade shows, hotels and convention centers, media days & press releases, or even company lobbies. Our customers love this product because of our ability to print and produce crystal clear images, wrinkle free fabric, and turn up the brightness on all of their colors. These backdrops are so great for a number of reasons...

Meet the Staff Vol. 4: Business Development

June 3, 2020

The Business Development team at Divine Signs is in charge of bringing in new business, and managing those customers from beginning to end. The Business Development team attends and is heavily involved in local Business Associations, are the main points of contact for a majority of our customers, and manage projects through each stage of design, production, and installation.

Out with the Old, in with the New!

June 3, 2020

Evolution is a part of every successful business. Throughout a company’s lifespan, the need to evolve is a necessary change to remain successful, and increase your success each year. When a company evolves, they are looking to change the way that customers perceive their firm.

Neon Signs or LED Signs

June 3, 2020

KNOWLEDGE is power, and here at Divine, we want to supply you with all the information you need, from our experience in the Sign Industry, so you can make the smartest sign choice for your company.When the time comes to add a new illuminated sign for your business, you are typically presented with two options for lighting your sign: Neon lighting or LED lighting. From our experience, LED signs are far superior to Neon signs in almost every category. LED's are the future...

A Dozen Years

June 3, 2020

Throughout our 12+ years in business we have been blessed with very loyal customers. The customer photographed above is an example of a customer we have had from the start. This customer is a 5-Star retirement community located in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, and houses thousands of residents on its 60 acre campus. Over the last Dozen Years we have supplied this customer with all of their signage needs.

Creating HIGH IMPACT SIGNAGE in our Fast Moving Communities.

June 3, 2020

Creating HIGH IMPACT SIGNAGE in our Fast Moving Communities.In our society, people want things FAST! Everything we do is instant. Things such as checking emails, replying to text messages, getting the news, and checking scores, are all things we can do with the click of a button.

Sandblasted Signage

June 3, 2020

Sandblasted SignageThere is nothing more artistic or nostalgic than a sandblasted sign. The intricate detail, carved wood, and vibrant colors, make for an excellent “Old Town” feel. This unique look, makes these signs excellent for a variety of settings.

A SIGN FOR LIFE

June 3, 2020

In our industry, there are many ways to recognize the exceptional. Signage for special events, customer or employee appreciation, or even grand openings, are all ways to recognize the people or buildings that go above and beyond. Although these are all viable options, there is nothing more elegant or honorable, than a custom cast bronze or aluminum plaque. When we fabricate these plaques for our customers, you can see AND feel the craftsmanship.

MAXIMIZE YOUR BUDGET!

June 3, 2020

MAXIMIZE YOUR BUDGET!TMS was looking for a way to take their school, and move it in a more current and consistently branded direction. Like most of our clients, our customer wanted to MAXIMIZE their budget to get the most VALUE out of their signage. Although this seems straightforward, it is not always an easy task.

Special Event Signage!

June 3, 2020

Special Event Signage!Signage is a mandatory necessity for every special event. Whether it is a Golf Outing or Banquet, signage can play a large role in making your event a special one. We know that planning and organizing special events is no easy task.

How to Brand Multiple Locations!

June 3, 2020

How to Brand Multiple Locations!Branding an entire building can be a daunting task. There are many factors that need to be accounted for when undertaking the branding of a new building. The colors, theme, and placement must be perfect to create the best customer experience.

Totally CUSTOM!

June 3, 2020

Totally CUSTOM! “Custom Signage” is a term that is thrown around frequently, but more often than not, is not thoroughly explained. So, today’s blog will highlight a recent project that will help to explain what a custom sign is, and will help you to understand standardized signage compared to “custom signage”.Whether you realize it or not, you have seen, read, or used, a standardized sign almost every day of your life.

Sandblasted Signs

June 3, 2020

There is nothing more artistic or nostalgic than a sandblasted sign. The intricate detail, carved wood, and vibrant colors, make for an excellent “Old Town” feel. This unique look, makes these signs excellent for a variety of settings.

Form Meets Function

June 3, 2020

Selling an empty building can be a daunting task. Commercial Realtors do their best to encourage their clients to “use their imagination”, but it can be difficult to see beyond the blank walls and empty rooms. Throughout the years, we have partnered with many commercial real estate companies to turn blank walls into vibrant advertisements.

Pool Season with Divine!

June 3, 2020

As Memorial Day approaches, so does the beginning of pool season! Park Districts, privately owned pools, and country clubs are all getting their facilities ready for pool season. Along with cleaning, repairs, and filling, there are signs that need to be updated!Over the past 15 years, we have partnered with more than 20 park districts throughout the state, and every year before Memorial Day, we help to outfit each pool with the appropriate signage and branding before the season opens.If you visi...

RSVP On Steroids

June 3, 2020

Next time you can't make a party or a meeting....don't just simply respond "no"....send yourself. Imagine showing up for a party via UPS or FedEX? Can you tell which of the 3 are real?...or are they all "pop-up people"?....or are they all real?

Customers Become Partners

June 3, 2020

It's not uncommon in the sign business to utilize various suppliers, sub-contractors, and vendors to complete a job. If you are a sign company focusing on the NEEDS of your customers (vs selling only what you can make yourself) inevitably you will have to go outside your shop to complete the job. (Electricians, Masons, Concrete Work, Fabrication, Digital Displays, etc.).

Children's Hospital - University of IL medical Center

June 3, 2020

When the University of Illinois Medical Center re-opened their outstanding Children's Hospital they went the extra mile to make certain that when their little patients and families were on the floor that the decor would be one of the elements that would brighten their outlook. Divine Signs worked with the design team to deliver wayfinding signage, transform a ceramic tile wall into a goregoeus would wall with bright colored dimensional letters, frames and mounted prints, eyecatching "wall wraps"...

Special Event TIPS and TRICKS!

June 3, 2020

Signage is a mandatory necessity for every special event. Whether it is a Golf Outing or Banquet, signage can play a large role in making your event a special one. We know that planning and organizing special events is no easy task.

CHANGE YOUR SPACE with Dimensional Letters!

June 3, 2020

CHANGE YOUR SPACE with Dimensional Letters! 3-Dimensional Letters are one of the most versatile products at any sign shop. 3-Dimensional Letters can be seen anywhere from interior lobbies, to exterior high-rises. Dimensional letters can be custom routed and painted from almost any material to match your desired look and feel.

New Office? The Branding Basics

June 3, 2020

When you are renovating your new space, one of the main priorities is how you are going to brand this building. The ultimate goal is to create an atmosphere that effectively and creatively displays your brand, but at the same time, does not overwhelm customers or employees. Throughout our years in this business, we have identified 3 spots that are perfect for your logo.1. Lobby: Your lobby or main entrance is prime real estate for company branding.

Does a sign REALLY make a DIFFERENCE? The Numbers Don’t Lie!

June 3, 2020

I think we can all agree that a sign is a good thing to have at our businesses. But just how much of a difference does a sign REALLY make? Most of us see a sign as a way to complete our building, make it look more professional, or even as a way to make your building “prettier”.

Custom by Divine!

June 3, 2020

“Custom Signage” is a term that is thrown around frequently, but more often than not, is not thoroughly explained. So, today’s blog will highlight a recent project that will help to explain what a custom sign is, and will help you to understand standardized signage compared to “custom signage”.Whether you realize it or not, you have seen, read, or used, a standardized sign almost every day of your life. All sign shops, including Divine Signs, fabricate, produce, and install standardized signs on...

Branding in Multiple Locations

June 3, 2020

Branding an entire building can be a daunting task. There are many factors that need to be accounted for when undertaking the branding of a new building. The colors, theme, and placement must be perfect to create the best customer experience.

VIDEO-CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT: Andigo Credit Union

June 3, 2020

At Divine Signs and Graphics, we thoroughly enjoy being able to take a blank canvas, and help our customers turn a concept into a branding experience. And when Andigo Credit Union called us to brand their new building, we couldn’t wait to get started.Andigo Credit Union (formerly known as MECU) is one of our most complete and unique signage projects to date. Andigo prides themselves on taking the “regular” banking experience and blowing it out of the water.

Custom Signs: Schaumburg, IL

June 3, 2020

“Custom Signage” is a term that is thrown around frequently, but more often than not, is not thoroughly explained. So, today’s blog will highlight a recent project that will help to explain what a custom sign is, and will help you to understand standardized signage compared to “custom signage”.Whether you realize it or not, you have seen, read, or used, a standardized sign almost every day of your life. All sign shops, including Divine Signs, fabricate, produce, and install standardized signs on...

HDU is the New Brick!

June 3, 2020

One of the most exciting things about the sign industry, is the constant change and improvements being made across the industry. Advancements in printers and routers, and the increased quality/versatility of digital media are just a few of the drastic improvements over the last 20 years.One of the biggest improvements in the industry that isn’t talked about enough is the development of High Density Urethane, a.k.a., HDU. HDU is an engineered signage material that can be cut, painted, and r...

Winter is Coming...

June 3, 2020

Winter is Coming...The beginning of fall is a wonderful time of year. The sweltering heat transitions to more comfortable temperatures, our favorite sports are back in action, and trips to the pumpkin farms and apple orchards are in full swing! Although we love the fall and everything that it brings, Game of Thrones said it best; “Winter is Coming”.When temperatures start to drop in the Midwest, there are certain limitations the cold weather brings in regards to your signage projects...

How to Create HIGH IMPACT Signage in a FAST MOVING Environment!

June 3, 2020

In our society, people want things FAST! Everything we do is instant. Things such as checking emails, replying to text messages, getting the news, and checking scores, are all things we can do with the click of a button.

Sign School: Sandblasted Signs

June 3, 2020

There is nothing more artistic or nostalgic than a sandblasted sign. The intricate detail, carved wood, and vibrant colors make for an excellent “Old Town” feel. This unique look makes these signs excellent for a variety of settings.