Create Direction.

With years of 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. From life safety and operational signage to help prevent injuries on the job or minimize accident lawsuits, to wayfinding signage systems to keep people moving in the right direction, our ideas are second to none.

No job is too large or too small. Industrial manufacturing facilities, corporate offices, shopping complexes and neighborhoods can all benefit from easy to read signage that eliminates confusion and directs your workforce and customers. There is way more to creating wayfinding and safety signage than you might think, so trust our experts to provide your facility with the signage it needs.

A combination of form and function.
A combination of form and function.

Questions & Answers

My facility is HUGE! How will customers find what they need?

You can judge the effectiveness of a wayfinding system by how easily a customer can find their way to where they’re supposed to be.  We have experience designing interior and external wayfinding sign packages for a variety of businesses from small business parks to large hospitals and we would love to discuss your options with you.

What if my building has tenants that come and go?

We can design a system that features quick turn changeable signs that we will produce initially and after project completion for new tenants or employees.

What does OSHA require for signage in the workplace?

It varies depending on what type of workplace you have, so reach out to us today and we’ll have a discussion on how we can provide your company with the safest working environment possible.

Featured Projects

  • 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...

  • Charter Square – Raleigh, NC

    Charter Square – Raleigh, NC

    The Charter Square project in Raleigh, NC featured over 300 custom made ADA compliant interior wayfinding signs.  Each sign was fabricated from non-glare acrylic with raised brushed aluminum features. The entrance sign and directory featured dimensional lettering and brushed aluminum plates giving the signage an impressive look when seen from a light refracting angle. The...