founded in 2009

our clients are design partners.

we don't dictate, we collaborate.


Large or small, we create everything from simple branding refreshes to complex consumer experiences. In either case, we are centered on driving sales. With over 29 years of experience, we’ve created a huge library of awesome techniques and resources to achieve the best solutions, at any budget.
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select list of partners


complete list of clients

GROCERY

Busch’s Marketplace
Strack & Van Til
Whole Foods Markets
Giant Eagle
Piggly Wiggly
Roche Bros.
Bravo Supermercado
Village Market
Vince & Joe’s Market
Baron’s Marketplace
Metcalfe’s Madison West

RESTAURANT

Dollywood
Live! at the Battery
Bakersfield
Krueger’s
The Eagle
Burger8
Currito
Pepp & Dolores
Chili’s Restaurant
Taco Bell International
Badass Bar
SoHi Grill
Cincinnati Zoo
Church’s Chicken
Busch Gardens Dubai
Kentucky Fried Chicken
Velvet Taco
La Caravella
Gold Star Chili
Marcos Pizza
City Bird Tenders
Maplewood Cafe

RETAIL

Grand Ole Opry
Rock & Roll Museum
Sports Museum of America
Simon Property Group
Goodies (Saudi Arabia)
Macerich REIT
Detroit Airport
Van Aken Retail District
Cincinnati Aquarium
DDR Corp.
Aunt Granny’s
Adventure Aquarium

CONVENIENCE

Texaco
Murphy’s Oil Express
Atlas Oil
Valero
Alex’s Market

OFFICE

GM Tech Center
Michigan First Credit Union
Quicken Loans

HOSPITALITY

Millenium Hotel
Hampton Inn


PACKAGING
Franzese 
Bitter Toms 
Domas Vezzani Wine
Piepers Pies
Baron’s Marketplace
Holiday Market Select


CONTRACT SERVICES

FRCH Design
King Casey
Kraido
Iacano Productions
Kolar Design
WD Design
Studio H2G
Design Fabrications
Shaw | PPC
Architects Plus
King Retail Solutions
API(+)
JGA
BHDP

passions


GRAPHICS
  • branding : logo

  • menu development

  • booklets : catalogs

  • packaging labels

  • illustration : sketches

  • sign engineering

  • typography : lettering

  • 3D comps

  • strategic story-telling

  • uniforms : merch

INTERIORS
  • space planning

  • materials : finishes

  • lighting concepts

  • murals : focals

  • branded experiences 

  • strategic touch-points

  • 3D modeling

  • consumer-centered



ARCHITECTURE
  • site planning

  • conceptual design

  • 3D modeling

  • material studies

  • new build : retro-fit



home-office is where the art is


After graduating from the Center for Creative Studies, in Detroit, I worked for a ton of great design studios, with some of the world's most recognizable retail brands. In 2009 I created grafficsignals, with the goal  to provide the same exceptional design service for a broader audience.

When I’m not buried in fonts and color, I’m hanging with my awesome family. Playing Tennis. Eating great food. Drinking cheap wine. 

looking forward to working with you 


mike@grafficsignals.com

DETROIT, MICHIGAN  |  (513) 470-5938