Create the world you work in.

Create Brand.

Never underestimate the power of a first impression or an environment that evokes an emotional connection.

From trade show booths and corporate facilities, to restaurants and sports venues, a cohesive, well-branded space will keep customers coming back and keep employees inspired.

Our services include the custom design of signage and graphics to complement your business, material and fabrication techniques for optimum durability, the ideal placement of signage or graphics based on apparent traffic flow, and the installation of all pieces to current industry standards.

Let us create a space where your customers and employees will love spending time and will want to return again and again.

Create Direction.

Do you need directional signage or informational signage for your large facility or site project?

The knowledgeable staff at DesignElement have years of experience in planning, design and implementing complete signage packages for projects of any size and scope.

The process is simple; provide us with your general requirements, branding guidelines, and a floor plan or site map of your project. From there, we will create the design basis, a detailed list of all the signage you will need and where each sign will be installed.

Once the designs have been approved, we will produce and then install the signage on-site at your location. Don’t waste valuable time trying to handle a large project on your own.

With our extensive knowledge of design, available materials, manufacturing processes and code compliance, we can take you from concept to completion in the shortest time possible – and often for less than you might expect.

Create Impact.

DesignElement started with the simple goal of providing our clients with unique design, a quality product, and excellent customer service. Our primary focus is to develop your idea into a powerful brand by following our mission of providing superior interior and exterior signage, design services, and unique, visual communication solutions.

Strong, enduring brands are not just a graphic; they are a graphic that triggers an emotion.

The psychology of shapes and colors is essential when developing a branding or signage program that convey the correct message and emotion to your clients, and DesignElement boasts a collective total of over 100 years’ experience in the communication and environmental design industry.

We build powerful brands that stand the test of time by realizing the importance of details that shape the public’s perception of a product and business, and this understanding has helped us develop the image of a diverse and growing customer base that includes retail, corporate, healthcare, entertainment and real estate development.

Create Today.

Create a statement that leaves the right impression! If you are looking for top-notch, custom signage for maximum impact, DesignElement is your one-stop design/build resource.

Offering turnkey solutions, DesignElement provides the design, permit acquisition, construction/construction management, logistics, and even service after the sale for ongoing maintenance as needed over time.

With so many material and construction methods available, there’s never been a better time to give your facility an eye-catching statement that will last for years to come.

Why Work With Us?

  • We’re experts.

    With a collective total of over 100 years’ experience creating custom signage for education, hospitality, healthcare, residential and corporate customers, we understand what it takes to create engaging and informational custom signage that fits the unique needs of your organization. It’s not bragging if you can back it up, and we can.

  • We know how to make you look good.

    When you buy our company, we sell yours. This is because DesignElement is more than a sign provider – we’re a full-service, award-winning communication and environmental design firm that offers novel, innovative design solutions ranging from simple logo design for small businesses, to full branding for large, global companies.

  • We’re big, but we still act small.

    DesignElement provides a small studio environment facilitating an active, face-to-face customer service experience wherein our experienced project managers and sign designers will work with you to design, build, and install complete sign packages. We are partnered with local Signarama stores to provide the fast turnaround and quality products you’ve come to expect from a national brand. This allows us to deliver complete turnkey design-build solutions as well as offer maintenance plans so you won’t have to wait to get that one extra sign you didn’t know you needed after the job is complete.

Sign Planning & Design

Comprehensive sign planning and design.  Project management from concept to installation.

ADA Compliant

Custom ADA compliant interior sign packages that meet code and look fantastic.

Safety & Wayfinding

Help your customers and your staff find their way around the workplace.

Branded Environments

Elegant and engaging corporate branded environments including lobby signs.

Monument Signs

The first impression a customer has is the statement made by your entry monument.

Dimensional Letters

We offer a variety of dimensional lettering and graphics including channel letter raceways.

Illuminated Signage

Attract existing and potential customers with colorful, vibrant illumination.

Turnkey Installation

Complete turnkey installation and maintenance on all of our quality sign packages.

Signarama Quick Turn Signs

When you need additional advertising signs, and you needed them yesterday!

Our Featured Projects

  • Wynn Homes | The Landings at New Light – Creedmoor, NC

    Wynn Homes | The Landings at New Light – Creedmoor, NC

    The Landings at New Light monument was designed, fabricated, and installed by DesignElement for Wynn Homes, a well known North Carolina based developer. This beautiful entryway statement featured a tapered stone monument and a projecting wooden beam with a hanging sign consisting of a metal frame and a carved and painted hdu sign.  You can...

  • CalAtlantic | Lake Castleberry – Apex, NC

    CalAtlantic | Lake Castleberry – Apex, NC

    The Lake Castleberry monument signs mark the entrances to a CalAtlantic residential development in Apex, NC. We designed the large entryway monument as well as two smaller mirrored monuments. This multi-layered monument sign features an 11 ft long carved HDU sign that is recess mounted into locally sourced stone.

  • YMCA of the Triangle – Wake Forest, NC

    YMCA of the Triangle – Wake Forest, NC

    The YMCA of the Triangle re-branding and monument sign project was a unique opportunity afforded to us by our good friends at Withers & Ravenel.  Located at the Camp Kanata facility in Wake Forest, our project started with an entryway monument sign that fit the active outdoorsy theme that the Y exemplifies and quickly turned into a full...

  • Cannon Architects | Durham Academy Monument – Durham, NC

    Cannon Architects | Durham Academy Monument – Durham, NC

    We were asked to help in the design and creation of a new monument sign for Durham Academy’s Upper Schools by Cannon Architects and C.T. Wilson. We produced a lit sign that recesses into and wraps around one end of a brick wall. For the second sign, we created a double faced lit cabinet that...

  • Arthur Rutenberg | The Enclave at Falls Lake – Wake Forest, NC

    Arthur Rutenberg | The Enclave at Falls Lake – Wake Forest, NC

    Design-build turn-key entrance monument and street-scape. DesignElement was asked to design, construct, and install the entrance monument, columns on other 3 corners, street signage, and marketing signs for The Enclave at Falls Lake in Wake County by Arthur Rutenberg. Great custom homes deserve a great entrance. A curving stone and pardged wall with radius planter,...

  • Patheon – Durham, NC

    Patheon – Durham, NC

    Patheon contacted us about branding new industrial, manufacturing, and office space in Durham, North Carolina as well as Greenville and Florence, South Carolina. This included multiple channel letters, halo lit channel letters, ground signs, vehicular directionals, and lobby signage. The Greenville, SC required the use of large boom lifts in order to complete an 80′...

  • Underwriters Laboratories – RTP, NC

    Underwriters Laboratories – RTP, NC

    Underwriters Laboratories, located in Research Triangle Park, needed a branded interior and a wayfinding sign to direct traffic at their facility.  We came up with an impressive halo lit illuminated dimensional lobby sign that really grabs your attention as you walk in the door. We also designed, fabricated, and installed an aluminum pylon wayfinding sign...

  • Self Help – Durham, NC

    Self Help – Durham, NC

    Self Help was a fun project to work on.  Located on Main Street in Durham, NC, it included a branded interior with glass vinyl lettering and featured a radius entry wall with raised acrylic letters. ADA compliant braille signage was used to designate hundreds of rooms and offices throughout. Offset aluminum wayfinding signs were installed on...

  • Dilweg | 3150 Roberts Rd – Wake Forest, NC

    Dilweg | 3150 Roberts Rd – Wake Forest, NC

    We installed a complete interior upfit after Dilweg‘s renovation at 3150 Roberts Road in Wake Forest. We planned, produced, and installed all the core and suite signage in house.  The suite signage featured removable nameplates with laser engraved logo and graphics. Additionally, we installed vinyl graphics on their fleet of company vehicles.

  • Varrow – Raleigh, NC

    Varrow – Raleigh, NC

    Our client needed an eye-catching branded entrance, a little privacy, and wanted the theme to be continued throughout their space in Raleigh, NC. Being in technology, they wanted a clean modern look with home-town appeal. We installed branded frosted vinyl on their conference room leading to their entrance, a 2 tone graphic and 3D logo...

  • Orleans Homes | Colvin Park – Holly Springs, NC

    Orleans Homes | Colvin Park – Holly Springs, NC

    We are proud to count Orleans Homes as one of our premier clients. We design and manufacture all of their entry features, marketing signs, sales center signage, interior design center signs, and exterior collateral. Their bright color palette and playful design expresses the joy of purchasing a home.  Check out the fantastic entryway monument sign...

  • HHHunt | Tyler Park – Fuquay-Varina, NC

    HHHunt | Tyler Park – Fuquay-Varina, NC

    Design-Build Turn-Key entrance monument, entry columns, and street signage for Tyler Park Community for HHHunt in Fuquay-Varina, NC. Project included 2 entrance monuments across street from each other along with 4 columns. Monuments are masonry with pardged sign area, low planter, and aluminum column caps. Custom street signage was installed for entire community.


What Our Clients Say

  • I wanted to take an opportunity to thank you for the great job you have done for the various departments at The Streets at Southpoint. The temporary signage program has received rave reviews from our corporate office, and will become the model for future projects we develop. The copper sign in our Reception area turned out better than we imagined and really sets the tone for the type of project we will open on March 8. We have always been able to count on you for quick, thorough and quality work and we truly appreciate that.
    The Streets at Southpoint
    General Manager
  • On behalf of the HBADOC, thank you for working with us on signage for both Playhomes and Green Home Tour. Your team did a great job on both and worked with us on tough deadlines. We look forward to working with you on future events.
  • The signs and the wall graphics look AWESOME!! We are so happy to be almost completely rebranded, and we can't thank you enough for working with us during this process.
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