Strong Signage is Important!
A strong school signage design is integral to creating a positive first impression and communicating your school’s core values and vision to different members of the community. It is a brilliant practice to consider when you are preparing for an open day, hosting a school event or simply looking to elevate your external and internal presentation to the whole school community.
In this blog, we uncover some of the most important aspects of school signage design. We consider the way you can inject school branding into different touchpoints and introducing the ways in which Riverbend Signworks can help.
The Importance of School Signage Design
When you hear the term ‘school signage’ your mind may immediately jump to images of billboard-style structures at the front of the premises or eye-catching displays welcoming you into the building. But it runs a lot deeper than that.
School signage refers to everything in your establishment designed to communicate messages to teachers, students, and visitors alike. It could be a school map or floorplan, it could be internal hallway signage, it could be parking information. It could even be signs used to express and celebrate the school’s achievements across different areas of learning and development.
So, what is the key benefit of investing in formal school signage design services?
The key difference lies in consistency, and the ability to express your school’s visions and values in a reputable way with some form of strategic design. While it is clearly important for school signs to be clear and to the point. Matching them to your school branding and creating the copy with your established tone of voice is also a key component. It helps to ensure that every touchpoint delivers the best possible first impression for all of those within the wider school community.
So, what should your school signage look to achieve?
Your School Signage Design Should…
Create the right first impression.
First impressions are so important – not just in your school itself but online as well. That’s why we work with schools across both their physical and virtual presence, delivering consistent designs and ensuring that each touchpoint comes together cohesively in design, font, branding, and tone.
A strong first impression can achieve anything: from creating an impactful and memorable introduction to your school for visitors, to encouraging new families, teachers, and community members to join.
Provide important information when it is needed.
From wayfinding systems to internal corridor and hallways, school notices and the external logos on your building, here at Riverbend Signworks we know how important it is to get the right signage in the right places. We ensure the use an appropriate font styles and on-brand coloring to bring your school branding to life, while keeping the signage itself as clear and easy to read as possible.
Generate Trust and Reliability
Did you know that there is an underlying psychology at work every time we look at a sign or a piece of information? Believe it or not, certain fonts and color combinations have the ability to make information more or less trustworthy, and the layout of a specific sign of block of information can change and transform the way it is received.
For example, a standard and typically older font such as Times New Roman can indicate traditional values. While a more modern font may imply that a school is progressive and forward thinking. Similarly, the way that colors are used points back to school branding and selecting the right combinations based on the values you are looking to express. Color and layout can also be key in establishing trust, generating feelings of reliability and competence, and communicating the way that the school seeks to inspire and support students.
All that, just through the way your school signage is presented and received!
How we can Help
From providing school signage design to creating and installing the signs themselves, Riverbend Signworks is the leading provider of powerful signage across a range of different educational institutions. Contact us today and let us help you bring your values, your vision, and your community to life.