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Designer Sign Systems
Blaine, MN, United States
25+yrs of design, fabrication, installation of interior/exterior signage with great customer service

Designer Sign Systems has been designing and manufacturing quality architectural interior and exterior signage for over 25 years. We are a total sign solution company – from signage site layout, design and fabrication through installation and reorder customer support. We are one of the largest sign companies in the Midwest.

We have produced signs for hundreds of healthcare, corporate clients, condominiums, schools, colleges, and government entities.


Designer Sign Systems manufactures most of our signs in our 11,000 square foot facility. This gives us better control over lead times and quality. To facilitate quick reorder turn around, We often makes extra sign components and inventories them in a large binning system allowing us to provide new signs in as little as a week. Additionally we also produce signs for resellers like Staples and Target Commercial Interiors distributed nationally.

Service Expectations

We track on-time performance on a weekly basis. Recent metrics put the performance at 98.5% based on volume. DSS has never had a situation where occupancy or fire safety inspection dates have not been met due to signs not being provided and installed on time.


We have a team of experienced installers that cover Minnesota as well as partner with installers that allow us to arrange installations where needed anywhere within the United States and select territories within Canada.

Additional Services

Designer Sign Systems provides design staff, programming & budgeting, wayfinding, ADA & life safety expertise, fabrication & installation, re-order customer service, project management (zoning, permits, utility location).


In addition to wasting as little material as possible during the manufacturing process Designer Sign Systems continues to search for and research alternative options for material use. What waste is created from pallets, acrylic, paint, etc. is all recycled. We are also currently we are researching a recycled ballistic rubber for use in external dimensional letters.

Business Info
Legal & Fiscal

Legal Name: Orientations, Inc. dba Designer Sign Systems

State of Incorporation: Minnesota

Type of Org: Corporation

Business Type: Distributor/Wholesaler, Manufacturer

Year Founded: 1985

Revenue: $1M to $5M USD

Employees: 30

  • Diversity: Small Disadvantaged Business, Women-Owned Business
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Product and Service Categories
  • United States
  • Signage & Accessories
  • Signage
  • Neon signs
  • Moving message signs
  • Traffic signs
  • Billboards
  • Directional signs
  • Point of purchase signs
  • Wooden signs
  • Safety signs
  • Magnetic signs
  • Illuminated signs
  • Signage characters
  • Sign holders or stands
  • Informational signs
  • Signage kits
  • Signage covers
  • Signage equipment
  • Furniture
  • Public Sector
  • Retail
  • Metal Products
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Insurance
  • Service Provider
  • Consumer Products
  • Financial Services & Banking
  • Hospitality
  • Media
  • Primary Metal & Steel
  • Chemicals
  • High Tech & Electronics
  • Building Materials, Clay & Glass
  • Higher Education & Research
  • Telecommunications
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Forest Products & Paper
  • Oil & Gas
  • Textiles Production
  • Agriculture & Mining
  • Other
  • Transportation & Storage
  • Automotive
  • Healthcare
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Utilities
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