Is Your Outdoor Building Signage Alive or Dead?


Exterior business signs say a great deal about your business. In fact, some signs are alive with detail, color, and eye-catching features. But some business signs just sit there and do very little to promote a business or franchise. How can you tell if an outdoor building signage is living or dead? Let's look at some of the ways...

Signs as Icons

Effective signs are both signs and icons at the same time. For example, you see the red, white, and blue of the Farmer's Insurance sign and you instantly know where you are. 

Farmers Outdoor Building Signage

Some signs have iconic features which are more subtle yet just as effective. The sign we built and installed for Verizon is a perfect example. The sign is stark red, white, and black and can be seen from a great distance. There's no mistaking this company with any others when you look at this sign. 

Verizon Wireless Outdoor Building Signage

Signs That Create an "Experience"

Some signs can create an emotion or experience in the person walking past them. Take a look at this dimensional letter sign we built for American Eagle Outfitters. It's situated in the outdoor section of a shopping mall, jutting out over a walkway. The 3-dimensionality of it is eye-catching and people walking by can't help but feel captivated by it. 

American Eagle Outfitters Outdoor Building Signage

Making Your Signs Come Alive

Signs that project emotion begin in the design stage. When you come to Dave's Signs, our professional designers work with you to create the perfect custom signage for your business. Anyone can make signs, but only a select few can give you signs with personality and built-in marketing. Call us today at (805) 641-1387 or click here for more details.

Dave's Signs Blog

This is a blog about signs. We highlight the different types of signs: signs we've created for our customers, history of sign design and today's cutting edge sign technologies. Ask a question about signs, and you'll likely find the answer here.

Sign Posts

Case Studies

Spencer Makenzies Neon Sign

Here we go into detail on some of the custom signs we've done. Including Spencer Makenzie’s Neon SignTopper’s Pizza Neon Signs in the Oxnard Harbor, and The Historic Ventura Pole Sign. Check back with us. We'll have more case studies of signs posted in the near future.

Custom Signs Near You

Saloon BBQ Custom Sign

We've designed, fabricated, installed and serviced signs all over southern California. Here are some highlighted areas near you including VenturaOxnard and Santa Barbara. Check back soon for more updates.

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Call us at (805) 641-1387

Neon Sign Design Computer

We Make Beautiful Neon Signs in Our On-Site Facility

Dave’s Signs has perfected the art of neon signs. We can handle all sizes of neon signage, from the small intricate signs to the eye-catching, large neon signs. Ask us for a personalized quote or contact us for any questions you may have about neon signage.

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Superior Graphic Design for our Custom Signs

Graphic design is not all about artistic skill; many outside factors influence how well the sign will work in its location. We are familiar with these outside influences, so we set out to develop each design to stand out in beauty and function, given each unique location. Whether you are purchasing a pylon sign, backlit channel letter sign, neon sign, or any custom sign, we use our creative graphic design talents to make it stand out. Contact us for questions about graphic design and signs.

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Custom Sign Design Grove Avenue