I researched, wrote, illustrated, and designed five interpretive signs for a stormwater retrofit and trail project along Bear Creek in Redmond, WA. After an initial mockup showing style and proposed content, design proceeded, including two client reviews. Theme possibilities provided by the City were refined and selected. Two signs highlighted project elements, including new stormwater wetlands and permeable pavement. Other signs used colorful custom illustrations to explain the ecological functions and importance of riparian areas, floodplains, and stream temperature. Illustrations and text for the permeable pavement sign were adapted from a sign previously created for the City. Digital files were prepared for printing and delivered to the printer in native format. Signs were created while at The Watershed Company.

Interpretive sign for Bear Creek explaining the importance of riparian areas Interpretive sign for Bear Creek explaining the importance and function of floodplains
detail of native plant illustration from shading sign

Detail of custom native riparian plant illustration used on the shading and riparian signs.

initial mockup for riparian sign

Initial mock-up design for the riparian sign, illustrating sign style and proposed content and illustrations.

 

Large Format Design

Multi-Page | Short | Logos