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Feb 20, 2018

What Do Your Office Walls Say About You?

Sponsored Content provided by Sabrina Davis - President and Owner, Port City Signs & Graphics

Pick up any home décor magazine and you will find references on how your walls define your personality.

From the paint color and the art you hang to the books on your shelves, they all say something about you. The same can be said of your office walls. They are revealing and scene-setting.

What you put on your walls sends a message to your staff and clients about how you want to be perceived – to reveal the personality of your brand. And it’s a chance to set the scene for the service you’re going to provide.

Among the most common requests we receive are calls to meet with a client at a new or newly renovated office to recommend how to brand the space. We live for these calls.

Clients opening new offices or renovating old ones are among the most enthusiastic people you can be around… it’s just good for the soul. Hearing them talk about what they want their space to say, then helping bring that to life, is rewarding.

Here are a few examples of how we’ve helped clients give a visionary voice to their walls.

New Hanover Regional Medical Center

A visit to the hospital brings some level of stress. So, the great designers at New Hanover Regional Medical Center are constantly trying to defuse that with pleasing images. Also important is that the prints be easy to clean and durable against curious fingers.

Solution: Beautiful photography by James Burden printed on economical, durable PVC and polycarbonate. These prints hang in the emergency departments and various waiting rooms, as well as in tight spaces, where medical staff have to spend lots of time and need their own stress relief.

Bitty & Beau’s Coffee

Economically bring joy and branding to a lounge area in the coffee shop.

Solution: Large wall media prints using the cheerful photos that have built the Bitty & Beau’s brand. Wall media has a removable adhesive. It is easy to install and easy to remove when it’s time for a change.

Cape Fear Community College Wilson Center

CFCC wanted a contemporary way to showcase the generosity of Allan and Laura Wilson and other generous donors who support the Humanities and Fine Arts Center.

Solution: Acrylic signs to match others we have created throughout the building with a touch of creativity, placing the dimensional nautilus icon in the center of the donor list plaques. Given the use of brushed aluminum lettering throughout the building, we used a brushed aluminum backer faced with clear acrylic for the main panel. And for consistency, we printed Allan and Laura Wilson’s photo on acrylic as the centerpiece.

Acme Smoked Fish

Create interest on a blank conference room wall, with tight quarters around the large table.

Solution: A wall mural showcasing the various Acme Smoked Fish brands, and paying homage to the company’s Brooklyn, New York roots. Again, our wall media is made for painted sheetrock, so it is easy to remove without damaging the paint when a new look is desired.

Red Door Homes

Red Door Homes wanted to brand the interior of home design centers with their logo, informative prints and wall coverings to create a winning first impression.

Solution: Custom wallcovering to match the background of their website and a combination of acrylic lettering, brushed aluminum elements and acrylic prints to tell the Red Door story. All elements were created in partnership with our friends at Wilmington Design Company.

Are you ready to create a new environment for your clients or staff? Give us a call today at (910) 350-8242 or request a quote. We will meet with you onsite to offer ideas or work with your interior designer to bring your plan to life.

Sabrina Davis is president and owner of Port City Signs & Graphics. She began her career in broadcast journalism as a radio news anchor in Raleigh and Chapel Hill, while in school at UNC-Chapel Hill. After college, she was a TV news reporter in Albuquerque, NM and Raleigh/Durham, and later worked as a field producer for ABC News. She moved on to become Assistant Dean of Executive Education in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at UNC-Chapel Hill. After master’s studies in graphic design, she launched her own commercial writing and design business, producing publications for UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNCW’s Watson School of Education, the North Carolina Press Association, QSR Magazine and others.Experiencing the client side of printing, led to an interest in print production. With a vision to provide high-quality large format printing, Sabrina purchased Port City Signs in 2008 and introduced digital printing to the business. She is the third owner of Port City Signs & Graphics, which began in 1948. The company offers a wide variety of cutting-edge, large-format print products, from large interior prints to outdoor signs to vehicle wraps.

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