ENVIRONMENTAL GRAPHIC DESIGN
Environmental Graphic Design (EGD) is a term used to describe the design and planning of two- and three-dimensional sign items that appear within the built environment. EGD includes wayfinding systems, signage and architectural graphics, exhibit design, identity graphics, dynamic environments, symbol systems, retail and store design, mapping, and themed environments.
SIGNAGE MASTER PLANNING
Signage Master Plans form the foundations of successful signage and wayfinding programs. Master planning involves assessing a site's unique conditions, circulation routes, user needs, construction requirements, implementation schedule, etc. Master plans help establish the placement and messaging of a system of signage and graphic elements.
Donor Recognition programs recognize and honor individuals or groups that have made significant contributions—whether monetarily or through service—to a cause or organization.
An identity, or brand, is the visual 'persona' of an organization or individual consisting of a name, logo and accompanying visual vocabulary such as colors, typefaces, page layouts, etc. Identity development or branding, used to establish new organizations as well as to revitalize existing identities, involves the development of an appropriate image accompanied by a set of standards that allow for the consistent application of the identity across a range of mediums and media.
Placemaking is used to create a personality, set a mood, define boundaries, or enliven a space in order to establish a sense of place. It involves the creation and installation of distinctive physical and graphical elements within a public venue.
ADVISING AND CONSULTATION
Signs and sign programs are a key component of branding and communications efforts and can significantly enhance the image and visibility of a company, a building, or an entire city.
C&VE provides advisory and consultation services to individuals, companies, and institutions in both the public and private business sectors.
C&VE has advised clients on signage strategies and branding opportunities, sign guidelines, codes, and ADA requirements, among other areas. We provide our services on retainer, day rate, and hourly basis.