A Fortune 500 company with their headquarters based in Seattle, Washington, Expeditors is a company renowned for delivering highly optimised and customised supply chain solutions for their clients through a global network of 331 locations in 109 countries on six continents.
When their Sydney team, based in Banksmeadow, reached out to Sydney Signs Portal, their brief presented us with an opportunity to showcase our flare for interior design. Five meeting rooms were the canvas for our interior design specialist to work their magic, designing wall graphics to do justice to the inspiring quotes we were provided.
Somewhat appropriately, one of the featured quotes is by Aristotle, and reads: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence therefore is not an act but a habit.”
Looking deeper than the five meeting rooms at Expeditors that we adorned with elegantly designed wall decals, the refined creativity that went into the wall graphics we created – and the quality of the finished product – is reflective of the excellence that Sydney Signs Portal has made our habit.
There are few organisations out there that command respect on the international stage in the way that UNICEF does. Since 1946, UNICEF has championed the rights of children, ensuring that the most vulnerable humans in conflict zones and disaster-stricken regions receive the food, water, medical assistance and education they need. This tireless work is in pursuit of a world where no child is denied basic needs, joy and safety.
So it was quite an honour for Sydney Signs Portal to be contacted by Unicef to complete a major installation at their Sydney CBD office.
After receiving their brief and inspecting the site, it became quickly apparent that the work they were wanting was well beyond their budget. Normally we would advise a client on ways to modify their ideas to accommodate their budget – but this IS UNICEF. As part of our ethical commitment, it felt right to offer this esteemed client a substantial discount, and deliver finished results that would exceed their expectations.
Sensing an opportunity to deliver more than the requested office world map wall graphics – and in keeping with our reputation as market-leading innovators – we were excited to debut our very own invention: digital print on whiteboard. The result being a 4.2m x 2.3m world map wall mural with office whiteboard functionality. Using erasable whiteboard markers, this office wall map can be used to plot points, make notes and strategically plan any international operations.
We also installed a more traditional vinyl office whiteboard in one of the UNICEF offices. As whiteboard vinyl on white wall tends to blend, making the borders indistinguishable, it is not uncommon for people to accidentally write on walls. We resolved this issue by adding a custom black boarder to the office whiteboard. This also achieved a more aesthetically pleasing finish, resembling an old-school whiteboard.
While it may be on point or a trend for businesses to assign offices the names of prominent world cities – this carries far more meaning when UNICEF decides to do it. As is custom for room name glass stickers, we used vinyl glass decals. The classic font in black maintains the formal appearance and is timeless.
For the two meeting rooms requiring privacy, we installed classic simple window frosting.
When you are working with an organisation that gives so much to those who have so little, you feel compelled to give as much as you can. Beyond our time and materials; our expertise; our attention to detail; our ability to innovate – it was our an honour to give generously to UNICEF. The spectacular results only further confirm our commitment to excellence.
Simple opaque frosting has its uses and value, but printed window frosting offers unique appeal to your business or workspace. Its soft, delicate appearance is pleasing to the eye, and will set your business apart from your competitors.
2. A Two-sided perspective
Take advantage of being able to see a print from both sides – the result being equally impressive inside or out.
3. Natural Light
Even with a print, your space will still enjoy the luminous comfort and functionality of ample light.
4. Diffused Light Window Frosting’s light diffusing quality delivers a softer light that disperses throughout a room, gently wrapping objects and limiting the casting of harsh shadows.
5. Protects your Interior
By taking advantage of the sunlight protection offered by window frosting, you can save money on replacements, maintaining the quality appearance of your carpets, curtains and furnishings in a room.
6. Privacy Window Frosting is a cost-effective means to maintain control of the spaces in your business where peering eyes are permitted.
7. The Partition’s Friend
Frosting’s matte finish make it the perfect solution to ensure your glass partitions function as intended, but also lends itself to making your partitions a potentially eye-grabbing design feature.
Where we see glass, we see branding opportunities. Printed on frosting can turn your lifeless windows or glass partitions into a client-impressing, or employee-satisfying, branding feature of your workspace.
9. Transform your Space
Limited only by your imagination, with printed on frosting, you can add a vibrance and energy to a space that helps stimulate the productivity of your staff, and leaves a positive impression on customers.
Wanting further inspiration? Check out these examples of our printing on frosting work
Here at Sydney Signs Portal, we take great care to ensure that the clients we work for, along with the products we use, have minimal impact on – or serve to benefit – the environment, humans or animals. Our ethical policy goes beyond the environmentally friendly water-based inks we use. You can see it in the projects we knock back, as well as the businesses and organisations we offer heavily discounted work to. Some of which include:
Unicef Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders Australian Ethical Investment Vegan Society NSW
We consider it a great privilege to work with organisations, respected globally for their humanitarian work, or for groups working locally to help animals be treated more fairly.
In creating this vision for our company, we knew that we would be compelled to decline work opportunities – not the simplest thing to do in Sydney’s highly competitive signage market – but we hoped that we would form working relationships with the type of quality clientele who really make a difference in this world. And so far, we are right on track.
It was a great honour for Sydney Signs Portal to sponsor Utopia Redux, the UNSW 2016 Master of Architecture Graduand Exhibition.
Our sponsorship is the culmination of 3 years of producing window decals and wall stickers for the UNSW, and reflective of the value we place in forming meaningful relationships with our clients and the community.
Our decision to offer sponsorship was set in motion when the students approached us with an installation proposal that was well beyond their budget. We have always been generous with our pricing for their signage needs, but the scale and ambition of their concept compelled us to offer sponsorship as a means to realise their vision.
The process also provided the students with the type of valuable negotiating experience they can take with them into the future.
For Sydney Signs Portal, we took particular delight in being able to sponsor an event that showcased the talent of young people poised to launch a career in one of the creative fields – we not only work within – but have tremendous respect for.
We look forward to continuing our relationship with UNSW next year and beyond.
Christmas is a wonderful time of year for you, your clients and customers. Sydney Signs Portal offers a range of festive solutions to help transform the atmosphere in your office or make your business stand out to that sea of Christmas shoppers.
We can design, produce and install a range of Christmas decals – including silver and gold foil – or offer professional advice on maximising impact with your shopfront window or display. Be it:
– Festive snowflake decals
– Christmas window stickers
– Large Christmas tree stickers
– Merry Christmas lettering
– Happy New Year window decals
Or any custom made Christmas decals you desire – we have you covered.
We can offer the fastest turnaround with production and installation. Have peace of mind that our removable Christmas stickers cause no damage to your walls and can be easily taken down when the festive season is over, without professional assistance.
With Christmas upon us, now is the time to give your workspace a festive makeover and let the miracles happen!
For the second time, Sydney Signs Portal was asked to create Custom Magnetic Whiteboards for RPM – Australia’s most popular motorsport TV show, broadcast on the Ten Network.
These innovative whiteboards are exclusive to our company, having been invented, engineered and produced by Sydney Signs Portal. A carefully selected combination of lightweight, durable materials, ensured these large whiteboards (1837mm x 1062mm each) remained light and easily manageable.
At all times, we were mindful of achieving a high quality finish and aesthetic that is pleasing to the eye, given these whiteboards will be seen in the Ten Network studios around Australia when filming takes place.
This versatile product not only allows you to use and erase whiteboard markers, but a powerful magnetic film beneath the surface, enables you to apply magnetic objects to the smooth whiteboard finish.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) – or Doctors Without Borders – helps people all around the world, delivering emergency medical aid to those affected by conflict, epidemics and disasters. Sydney Signs Portal was given an amazing opportunity to create and install inspirational wall graphics and window decals for the MSF office in Sydney. Continue reading “Custom Wall Graphics & Glass Decals for Médecins Sans Frontières”
A beautiful designer large window decal was installed for Euroluce to highlight a Flash Clearance Sale, following the Christmas and New Year holidays. This decal is a copy of the red version installed on the same window last year by Sydney Signs Portal. A special white removable vinyl was used for this window sticker to make its removal easy when the Clearance Sale ends in a couple of months.
Small building signs can be very elegant when designed in black and white. For Hengji Development, this building sign was produced and installed within 24 hours by Sydney Signs Portal. Aluminium composite panel is the optimum material for this type of signage – very light, durable, weatherproof and cost-effective.