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Meet One of Hong Kong’s Last Neon Sign Makers

Wu Chi-kai started in the business 30 years ago and, despite newer technology and government regulations, is still kept busy today.

Perkins+Will Launches Revamped Material Transparency Website

Perkins+Will, the global architecture and design firm that ignited the industry movement toward healthier building materials with its 2008 Precautionary List and 2011 Transparency website, unveiled today updated and improved versions of both tools.

Rowmark Introduces The Naturals
Rowmark Launches "The Naturals"

Rowmark LLC recently introduced "The Naturals" product line, an authentic, nature-inspired, textured engravable sheet product.

Deconstructing Technology as a Building Material
Deconstructing Technology as a Building Material—Digital Display Basics

Traditional designers are accustomed to using materials like fabric, wood, metal, and glass to create interiors that bring buildings to life and convey narratives. Of late, however, technology has established itself as an essential component of any space, and it must be considered as necessary as any other building material.

Matthews Paint SOC Chip Search
Matthews Paint Introduces New Online Chip Search

The new online Matthews Paint tool is compatible with smartphones, tablets and desktops and allows users to quickly and easily view color chips from colors specified in the "Spectrum of Color" fan decks and retrieve the RGB and CMYK values as well as assign colors to Adobe® renderings and presentations with the downloadable SOC Swatch Library.

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Ashley Brown is the Global Communications Manager At Polyvision in Duluth, Georgia
Ashley Brown

Ashley Brown is the Global Communications Manager At PolyVision in Duluth, Georgia.

Ashley Brown's responsibilities at PolyVision include:

Snøhetta Perforates Colorful Panels for Vestre Exhibition in Norway

The installation celebrates the 70th anniversary of Vestre, a Norwegian family-driven furniture manufacturer known for its colorful, high-quality and long-lasting designs.

Avery Dennison Earns ISO 17025 Accreditation
Avery Dennison Earns ISO 17025 Accreditation

Avery Dennison announced August 15, 2017, that it has received ISO 17025 accreditation for its Innovation Center, Mentor USA. The accreditation audit was conducted by the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), and issued in June 2017. The scope of the accreditation covers 55 laboratory tests, conducted at the Mentor, Ohio facility, for adhesives and pressure-sensitive films and label materials.

SLC Airport "The Canyon" Rendering
Rainier Industries Introduces the Bender

Rainier Industries is proud to enhance their already extensive fabrication capabilities with the most advanced 3-D freeform tube bending technology in North America.

Dairy Farmers of America Headquarters
Cream of the Crop—Dairy Farmers of America World Headquarters

Dimensional Innovations recently completed work on an impressive brand experience for the Dairy Farmers of America’s new world headquarters building in Kansas City, Kansas, designed by HOK.

Surface Imaging M.S. Program Now at the New Jefferson
Surface Imaging M.S. Program Now at the New Jefferson

Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University have combined as of July 1, 2017, to form the new Jefferson, a comprehensive national university focused on the professional education. The M.S. in Surface Imaging program remains as active and significant as before and now is a part of Thomas Jefferson University. 

Nate Gaschke, Designer, Dimensional Innovations, Kansas City
Nate Gaschke

Nate Gaschke is a Designer at Dimensional Innovations in Kansas City.

Rafiq Khan, AVS Signage & Visual
Rafiq Khan

Rafiq Khan is the president of AVS Group USA Inc. AVS specializes in architectural and digital signage, fixtures and visuals. Rafiq has over 25 years in experience with visual works, graphic designs and project management. For a majority of his career, Rafiq works closely with people and has been highly involved in fabrication and finishing processes at the shop. He started his visual career as the owner and art  director at an advertising company in 1990s.

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Northwest Sign & Design

Northwest Sign & Design is a full-service design / build sign company with a focus on design and supporting the designs of others through feasibility studies, budget analysis, value engineering, and engineering.

25 years of old school hand craftsmanship combined with the latest in technology and a company wide sense of ownership are the ingredients for our success in completing projects on time and to the highest level of quality.

Advance Sign Group
Advance Sign Group

Advance Sign Group (ASG) is a nationally trusted leader in exterior & interior signage, and our special project management approach ensures that we have control of the entire process. From our in-house UL and CUL manufacturing to ongoing maintenance of your sign long after installation, we are your first line of defense for policing your brand identity.

Brian Stoddard, NW Signs
Brian Stoddard

Brian Stoddard is the founder and president of Northwest Sign & Design, a company in Redmond, WA that specializes in design, fabrication, and installation of custom electrical signs, custom architectural signs and visual arts with an emphasis on dynamic and creative design.  With close to 25 years of design and fabrication experience he now manages major projects, dreams up innovative ideas, and manages growth to ensure his core values for employees and customers are maintained.

Andy Wasserstrom
Andy Wasserstrom

As the Vice President of Sales & Marketing with Advance Sign Group specializing in national sign program management for the retail, entertainment, financial, corporate branding, quick service, healthcare, hospitality, and multi-chain industry. Andy Wasserstrom has developed multiple sign programs and roll-outs from the ground up to meet the branding needs of expanding enterprises. He understands the sign industry through the vision of the retailers, store planners, purchasing agents, architects, owners, and developers.

Jeffrey Fiedler
Jeffrey Fiedler

Jeffrey is a sales professional with experience in new business development, cold calling, creative prospecting, and relationship building.

Gemini Sign Products Specifier Guides
New Specifier Guides Now Available from Gemini

Gemini, an industry leader in the wholesale manufacture of dimensional letters, logos and plaques, announces the availability of new Specifier Guides for Gemini’s most commonly specified dimensional letter and plaque products, including fabricated metal letters and logos, cast and flat cut metal letters and logos, and architectural plaques and panels.

Dimensional Communications Tradeshow booths for all verticals
Dimensional Communications

Dimensional Communications got its start in 1963, when we received our first commission to build a custom exhibit – for the Borden’s Pavilion at the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York.

In the 50 years since that time, our company has evolved and grown to become a recognized leader in integrated design build solutions. We’re large enough to provide comprehensive, turnkey service, yet small enough to be agile and highly responsive.

Andrew Freeman
Andrew Freeman

Andrew (Drew) Freeman is the founder and principal of afreeman. He works with clients and colleagues to envision, create and implement conceptually significant yet commercially successful design solutions. Drew is responsible for excellence across all afreeman projects.

Sandy Schichel Swanson, Marketing Manager, 3M, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sandy Schichel Swanson

Sandy Schichel Swanson works for 3M Commercial Solutions Division in St. Paul.

3M Commercial Solutions Division delivers a full suite of solutions for branding in the environment. 3M’s expertise has earned the SEGD Arrow Award three times for its quality of products, as well as for advancing technologies in environmental graphic design.

IA Interior Architects' Game Changer—LinkedIn San Francisco
IA Interior Architects' Game Changer—LinkedIn San Francisco

IA Interior Architects brought fun (and games!) to LinkedIn’s new 440,000-square-foot San Francisco office, designing placemaking installations that bring employees together to work, collaborate and play.

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Applied Image, Inc.

Applied Image, Inc. is a leader and innovator in the production and installation of large format, architectural and environmental graphics. With a state of the art manufacturing facility, we produce a wide range of product, from the small and simple to the large and complex, in terms of materials, design intent, and processes.

From design execution to imaging, fabrication and installation, we consistently exceed the expectations of the country's most demanding corporate, exhibit and retail designers and architects.

Future Systems Trueform Engineering
Future Systems

Future Systems is a design manufacture of bespoke street furniture for municipalities and transportation authorities around the world.

Our North American success organically developed from the global accomplishment of its parent company Trueform Engineering Ltd. who was established in 1977 as a sheet metal fabrication company. Since this time, Trueform has evolved into an SME Company, employing more than 250 employees throughout the UK, middle east and North America.

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