History


Like many others have done… traveling West in search of better weather, a bright eyed 20 year- old artist named Steve Weddell found himself making the journey from Denver, Colorado by way of Kansas City as far West as he could go, with a final destination set on sunny San Diego, CA. With his many skill sets to fall back on, including professional training as an art major in college combined with a true passion for design and an entrepreneurial spirit, Steve was sure to find something he could call his own. Quickly making himself at home in San Diego, and drawing on his never-ending quest for perfection, Steve soon started his own venture and created Clear Communications in 1981. At that time a small but growing company providing Graphic Design, Special Events Design/Planning, and Advertising Consulting services to clients including Fashion Valley Mall, Horton Plaza, the Bob Hope Cultural Center and many others.

In just a few short years, Clear Communications was flourishing and Steve was quickly adapting to the Southern California way of doing business, while continually adding to his growing list of satisfied customers. With a broad understanding of design and marketing, and at the request of many of his best clients, in 1986 he set out to bring the same passion for design and execution, the same level of expertise and service, to the custom sign industry. Over the next 11 years Steve built his small custom sign shop into a true FULL SERVICE firm that offered sign design, sign installation, and everything in between.

In 1997 Steve incorporated and refocused his firm’s brand to better reflect the new direction it was headed. Thus came the company’s new name … Clear Sign & Design Inc. In the years since, Clear Sign & Design has systematically built on Steve’s original vision of what a custom sign company should be, creating a dynamic “client-centric” culture based on collaboration and integrity. Our growth has continued by carefully building a team of talented individuals who share our passion for excellence, and that same level of passion continues today.

At Clear Sign & Design, our focus on accurate execution is fueled by our history in creative design, but we also have vast experience working alongside many of the region’s most talented design and architectural firms – building and engineering their creations with a strong focus on maintaining the designer’s original intent. Since 1981 we’ve been involved in tens of thousands of projects, all the while learning, growing and adding to our capabilities and skill sets. Our culture thrives on innovation and our thirst for perfection fuels our relentless passion for learning. We understand our role, and continue to build our knowledge base even today.

Whether you are a first time sign buyer/designer or a seasoned sign professional knowledgeable about your signage requirements and needs, Clear Sign & Design is ready to provide high quality products, innovative solutions and world class service for your next project. We want to be more than just your vendor – we want to be a strategic partner for the future growth of your business.

Please visit our Portfolio and Capabilities sections for a closer look at the range of products we provide, then give us a call at (760) 736-8111 today. We look forward to putting our team of professionals to work for you!