Jessica Shaw-Nolff

Jessica Shaw-Nolff

Petoskey, MI, US



I am a designer with over 20 years of sign design experience.  After receiving a degree in Visual Communications, I trained with SignComp extrusion manufacturing and their sister company, Valley City Sign for five years.  I followed that as a sign designer and project manager for national developer, Benderson Development.  For the last 12 years I have worked as a freelance designer and started Big Splash Studio, Ltd.  

Big Splash Studio specializes in architectural sign design.  Drawings are made on each company's title block and provided in PDF format.  Production files can be provided to operate CNC routers and vinyl cutters.

As well as sign design; Big Splash can also create brand identity and marketing materials.


Big Splash Studio, Ltd., Petoskey, MI, US, Owner/Principle Designer

Graphic design and architectural sign design for private companies on a freelance basis.

Jan 2001 - current

Tol Companies, Grand Rapids, MI, US, Graphic Designer/Project Manager

Managed residential and corporate development projects including sign design and construction and marketing of each development. This job was held as a long-term freelance assignment.

Jan 2004 - Jan 2007

Benderson Development, LLC., Buffalo, NY, US, Graphic Designer/Project Manager

Created original sign designs for commercial developments throught the US. Coordinated construction and installation of signage. Worked with commercial tenants on sign projects.

Oct 1997 - Dec 2000

Valley City Sign/SignComp, Comstock Park, MI, US, Graphic/Sign Designer

Created original sign design and signage plans for a variety of customers. Worked with sales staff on sales presentations. Cooridinated the construction of sign and provided production files for signs.

Sep 1993 - Jul 1997


Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD), Grand Rapids, MI, US, BArch, Visual Communications/Illustration

Jan 1989 - May 1992

Areas of Specialization