We are pleased to unveil the all-new Signal website. Highlights of the redesign include responsive design, an expanded portfolio of our work, tighter integration with Signal’s social media activities, all implemented using the most current best practices and technologies.
The site looks great on mobile devices, so be sure to check it out on your tablet or smartphone.
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Having previously worked with the American Dance Festival on their annual report design, Creative Director Woody Holliman is excited about another upcoming project for ADF. Here are shots of previous work he did for ADF while at Flywheel: the Gala Invitation featuring dancers from Shen Wei Dance Arts. It’s not every day you find a client willing to use translucent envelopes and sealing wax!
This next assignment from ADF Director Jodee Nimerichter will be even more challenging. “Signal will be designing a capital campaign brochure and marketing strategy to help ADF expand their facilities and programming in the local community,” says Woody. “We can’t wait to get started!”
Be sure to stop by Signal during AIGA’s Studio Open House event on Friday, March 30 from 6-9 pm. This is a great networking event for local design students, professional designers, commercial photographers, videographers, copywriters, creative directors, printer reps, paper reps, web developers, illustrators, business owners and marketing directors.
We’ll have plenty of food and drink—including our creative director’s world famous Pantone Vodka in five scrumptious flavors! We’ll also have a live DJ at the party–DJ Piddipat–who will be handing out iTunes gift cards every hour.
Our studio’s located in Brier Creek, the perfect first stop for you Durham & Chapel Hill residents on your way into Raleigh. Visit the Studio Open House Eventbrite page to register and see a full list of participating agencies and a Google Map of their locations, plus an attendee list of all the cool folks coming. Hope to see you then!
Woody Holliman comes to us from Flywheel Design, a boutique design firm that specialized in the arts and culture sector. He has an MFA in graphic arts—along with an MA in philosophy—and professional experience as a creative director, art critic, illustrator and graphic design professor (at Peace College, Meredith College and UNC-Chapel Hill). As a Board Member of AIGA Raleigh, Woody’s also been a leader in the local design community.
Woody’s design work has been recognized by AIGA, PRINT, GRAPHIS, HOW, NOVUM, PAGE, Creativity Annual, the American Advertising Federation (28 ADDY Awards), Logo Lounge, American Design Awards, W3 Web Awards, Summit Awards & Davey Awards. Most recently, NOVUM, Germany’s leading design magazine, devoted eight pages to his work at Flywheel.
Click here to download a PDF of the NOVUM article.
Signal is pleased to announce that we earned three Triangle ADDY Awards in the 2011 competition held by the American Advertising Federation/Raleigh-Durham Chapter. The awards were presented in a ceremony at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham on February 25.
Signal won in the following categories:
Gold Award in Out-of-Home Campaign for our redesign of the Durham Bulls Ballpark stadium signage
Silver Award in E-Mails/E-Cards for Performance Circle e-blast
Bronze Award in Site, Interior Static for Performance Circle environmental banners/signage
The ADDY Awards Competition is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition for creative excellence. Signal is honored to have our work selected among all the outstanding local creative talent on display in this year’s awards.
Signal is pleased to announce our support of The Full Belly Feast, the 9th Annual Fundraiser for The Full Belly Project, scheduled for Saturday, February 26, at Coastline Convention Center in Wilmington, NC.
This marks Signal’s second year as a sponsor of the fundraiser, and we have updated the promotional poster and event graphics we designed last year for the event.
The Full Belly Project is a non-profit organization whose mission is to design and distribute income-generating agricultural devices to improve life in developing countries. The Full Belly Feast is a globally inspired evening of exotic cuisine, live music and auctions to benefit The Full Belly Project’s charitable efforts. Founder Jock Brandis was recently interviewed on North Carolina Public Radio’s The State of Things program.
To learn more and purchase tickets, please visit The Full Belly Project.
The Full Belly Feast
Coastline Convention Center
501 Nutt Street, Wilmington, NC
Saturday, February 26, 2011
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
We are proud to announce that Signal’s design work for the Durham Bulls has been selected in the first annual designSPARK showcase at this year’s SPARKcon event.
SPARKcon is a showcase of creativity, talent and ideas in the Triangle area, encompassing the creative fields of art, music, dance, film, fashion and more. The event has grown larger and more prestigious in each consecutive year since being independently founded in 2006. SPARKcon is now a program of Visual Art Exchange, a Raleigh non-profit whose mission is to support emerging artists and connect the community to the arts.
Signal has earned SPARKcon inclusion for our redesign of the stadium signage at the famous Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The project included upgrades to all permanent signs for seating sections, party decks and concessions. We also created new gate entry and archway signs, window banners, suite murals, and a series of hanging championship banners.
The winning pieces will be presented to the public at the Raleigh City Museum on the September 3 opening, and then exhibited for the duration of SPARKcon on the weekend of September 17-19. All friends of Signal are invited to attend the festivities at the Museum and throughout the public spaces of Raleigh’s Fayetteville Street to enjoy the celebration of local creative excellence.
Our thanks to the designSPARK organizing committee for making Signal an official part of it!
Signal has just launched a newly redesigned site for an especially tough and demanding client…ourselves! It’s been a long time in the making and we think it’s pretty cool. So instead of us boring you with all the details and bragging about how awesome we are, please check out the new site and let us know what you think!
We're Branching Out!
Signal is pleased to announce the grand opening of our third studio in Nashville, Tennessee. We’re excited about the opportunity to bring our Creative Power to a whole new market in Music City USA.
Our Nashville operations will be led by Signal’s interactive director Adam Howard and account executive Ann Howard. Family connections and a yearning for new challenges got Adam and Ann interested in making the move from Wilmington to Nashville. After careful consideration and research, Signal came to the decision that the Nashville area would be a ideal place for us to do business.
“Nashville is a great market for Signal and we want to be a part of it,” says Signal president Rick Haynes. He expects the new venture to follow the successful example of Signal’s 1996 expansion into Wilmington, which was similarly pioneered by the husband and wife team John and Kristin Gibson.
Signal is finding that Nashville has a great entrepreneurial spirit. Mere days after the move, Ann and Adam attended the Southeastern Regional SMPS (Society for Marketing Professional Services) conference, where they heard Economic Developer Janet Miller speak about the Music City Brand. As a city known for music, Nashville has created a creative, entrepreneurial environment that goes beyond the music industry and success stories abound.
Ann and Adam are working hard and finding that “America’s Friendliest City” is a great place to be in business. The new studio is located in the historic Stahlman Building in the heart of downtown Nashville. Got any advice for Ann and Adam? They’d love to hear from you!