The University of Portland's Shiley School of Engineering is an urban hub of forward thinking engineering students and faculty living in a new state of the art LEED Platinum Building. However they had a blank display case that they saw as a blank canvas that needed to match the design and feel of the new building. They came to us at Impact Sign Co. to help them develop a design for this empty case to showcase the engineering department and the areas of study using a creative approach.Read More
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As I was catching up on my blog posts in Outlook today I came across a couple statistics that were geared toward marketing your business online, however, can be extrapolated to your organization's signage. I thought I would share these with you and provide some of my own thoughts on how to translate this to your next signage project.
1. 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual, and visuals are processed 60,000X faster in the brain than text. (Sources: 3M Corporation and Zabisco)
I was over browsing the recent blog posts on Digital Signage Today and came across this great post on right versus wrong for display locations. Yes this is geared for digital signs BUT this can be applied to really any sign you have. Enjoy the post and hope you learned something, I know we did, or at least got a good chuckle.
The new focus on digital sign systems may seem a bit intimidating at first, but once you really remember what to focus on, it can make your life easier and make you forget all about your boring static signs.
We all know that you can wrap a trailer or a car, but have you ever thought about what else you could wrap or decal up? How about your entire store? A golf cart? Your luggage! Everything that vinyl can stick to can be wrapped and decaled up letting you advertise everywhere. We took a look at some of the most interesting things out there that you could turn into a great advertising and marketing opportunity.
For every pound of shoes collected ShoeBox Recycling will donate to Indigo Recue. It’s a great incentive to get that closet cleaned out while helping Indigo continue their hard work saving animals! Still need reason to help out; these shoes will be distributed through programs in third world countries!
- Shoes, Boots, Sandals.
- Women’s, Men’s, Children’s.
- Dress or Casual.
- In good condition and in pairs.
For more information visit IndigoRescue.org Downlaod the flyer here to share with your friends, family & coworkers.
This month in Hillsboro, as you are driving down 10th Avenue, strolling through the Saturday Farmer’s Market or stopping by a downtown business, you may see the face of one of your neighbors in an unexpected way. Large black and white photos of local residents have popped up around the downtown Hillsboro area as part of the “Hello Neighbor” Project. These striking portraits were taken by young photographers from South Meadows Middle School who participated in this exceptional project. The middle school students worked with professional photographer and journalist Julie Keefe, learning to not only to take photographs but also how to conduct interviews to learn the unique story of each subject. The students took portraits of people that they admire in the community, interviewing them with questions such as, “What inspires you?” and “What are you most proud of?” A quote was selected from each interview to become an integral part of the portrait, adding further depth and perspective to the portraits. The tables were then turned when Keefe photographed and interviewed each of the students involved in the Project, giving us insight into the young people behind the cameras.
The portraits were transformed into weatherproof banners locally by Impact Signs. The supportive downtown businesses displaying the banners are Columbia Community Bank, Hillsboro Bike Company, Supermercados Mexico, Walgreens and the Hillsboro Police Department.
The goal of the “Hello Neighbor” Project is to present faces of the neighborhood through the eyes of its young people, and for the students to see that they have a place in their community. The portraits of “Hello Neighbor” challenge us to think about the stories behind the neighbors we pass every day. As student Juli Geddes reflected, “Just because you know someone’s name, it doesn’t mean you know their story.” So get to know a little bit more about your neighbors as you keep an eye out for the “Hello Neighbor” photo banners around town this next month.
Hello Neighbor is sponsored by the Public Art Program of the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council in partnership with the 4-H Tech Wizards program of Oregon State University Extension. Student
participants were Jonathan Bradley, Veronica Cruz, Blythe Estes, MaKayla Fanning, Juli Geddes, Britney Norby, Kelsey Ornelas, Louis Rodriguez, Hailey Serrano and Alexis Waggoner.
To see all of the portraits created in the “Hello Neighbor” Project or to learn more about this great program, go to hillsboroarts.org.
The Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council (HACC) is a program of the City of Hillsboro’s Parks and Recreation Department. The HACC’s mission is to support the growth of arts and culture as assets for a vital, prosperous and livable community. This workshop is a part of the HACC Professional Development Workshop Series. To learn more about the HACC and its programs, go to hillsboroarts.org or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/hillsboroarts.
We are super excited to announce that we, Impact Sign Co., have expanded again. In 2010 we moved from our original space in Beaverton, off of Cornell Road, to our current space in Hillsboro, growing from 2000 square feet to about 4000 square feet. And as of this month, we are taking over the space next to us (to the west) and growing Impact Sign Co. to over 8000 square feet. We could not be more excited, and nervous, but mainly excited. We can't wait to become Hillsboro, Beaverton, North Plains, well all of Portland's westside, vehicle wrap, graphic & decal "go to" company.