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Signs That Good Neighbours Make Good Neighbourhoods And Can Create An Artistic Community

Creating A Design Community

When Karl & Amy of Cutegecko Inc. first arrived in Kitchener Waterloo, we were ecstatic to find another company that is just as artistic and detail oriented as we are here at The Sign Depot. Waterloo Region is full of excellent design talent and we are so happy that creative people and companies are calling this community home.  Over the past few years we have colaberated on projects with Cutegecko and became “almost” neighbours as they moved into their office further down on Charles St. in The Tannery Building.  We love working with designers in all industries whether it be graphic design, web design, building design or interior design.  Anyone who appreciates good design is alright in our books.  We are always happy to help designers create custom artistic signs for their clients, and in the case of Cutegecko Inc we have created items for their own company’s use.  Reception signs and vinyl car graphics are just a few ways we help designers turn their creations into branding tools and business advertising elements.  Great design and professional sign makers can give companies a big advantage over their competition when it comes to visibility and recognition.  They are just a few ways to be top of mind to potential customers.  Cutegecko knew that and that is why they came to use to create a dimensional reception sign featuring their logo.

As Seen On TV

One year after moving into their office Karl and Amy became local stars by appearing in a televison commercial and talking about their business, their backgrounds and their life together.  The add really captures what they are all about, but there was one stand out moment for us here at The Sign Depot

Imagine our surprise when the custom logo sign we constructed from their design made an appearance at the 34 second mark! It was a thrill to see their multi-material Cutegecko reception sign on the television screen and being shared across the web. 

But that’s what Good Neighbours do! They look out for one another.


3 Dimensional Signs That Are Designed to Impress

How A 3 Dimensional Sign Became A Brand Symbol

We love working with designers!  We take their works of art and make them into something that their clients can hold, display and admire.  Last month we changed the process a bit.  We had the opportunity to take a design firm’s logo and create a 3 dimesional reception sign for them.  The Cutegecko Graphic Design Agency had just acquired a space in The Tannery (a spot we have become very well acquainted with this year) and wanted something to display in the reception area that represented their graphic design business and serve as a warm welcome to those entering their renovated office space inside this historic building.

Getting Down To Business

After discussions about size, materials and colour the process sign manufacturing process began.  Below are the  pictures of their custom wood sign displayed in their new office.  To see the step by step photos of the sign’s contruction, make sure to tak a look at The Curly Blue Blog and read The Cutegecko Design Agency’s assesment of our custom sign work.

 As you can see we were able to use a variety of professional sign making techniques in this artistic 3 dimensional sign.  With a mix of cnc routed wood and acrylic letters, the Cutegecko reception sign took shape and became a focal point for their new Kitchener Ontario design agency office.

Upon completion the designers at Cutegecko were just as thrilled at the results as we were.  

 Logo Recognition

This reception sign has since been featured in a commercial, and in several online social networks.  It has become a symbol for their brand, and a recognized logo in the area.

Want to see what The Sign Depot Inc. can do with your designs?  Then come to our Designers’ Demo Day Jan 26th from 3-6pm RSVP on Facebook or by emailing and see how you can add a revenue stream by offering custom signs to your clients.


Custom Wood Signs – Fitting Different Logos Under One Business Brand

Three Very Different Logos Get One Uniformed Look

Recently here at The Sign Depot we had the opportunity to test our branding matching skills. The UPI Energy office requested new reception area signage. It involved taking three very different logos and making them fit together as one business brand.


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Custom Wood Signs

In order for these logos to “work” together in the same space the sign solution was simple.  Creating custom wood signs for each of the business logos would give them a clean uniform look.

These custom crafted reception signs were resized and by using the same wood stain finish they were able to change their differences into similarities. Taking a client’s marketing dilema and finding the right sign solution is something that the sign experts here at The Sign Depot are quite acquainted with.  With their professional sign making techniques and custom sign finishes they are able to acheive and exceed the expectations of our customers. 

Finished Sign Project

 As you can see  in the pictures below, UPI Energy will have a warm welcoming reception area thanks to the use of custom wood signs. The use of artistic signs brought the three company logos together to fit under one brand. If you wood like more information on how custom wood signs and reception signs work together to  make exceptional interior signs, make sure to visit The Sign Depot Contact Us page and get in touch with our sign experts.  One of our professional sign designers will gladly offer you suggestions on how to upgrade your reception sign while ensuring to design a custom business sign in your budget range. Providing creative sign projects for companies is what we are known for, and we would love to have the opportunity to quote a custom artistic sign for your company that showcases everything your business has to offer.

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