CRĒO Industrial Arts was founded in 1984 in Seattle, Washington by design professionals Clayton Moss and Russ Roberts. The company, known at the time SignTech, began as a design/build sign company specializing in wayfinding and identification systems for Corporate Campuses in the emerging Technology Corridor of the Greater Seattle area.
In the late 80’s, the principals recognized a need for a sophisticated detailing, engineering, consulting, project management and manufacturing resource for the more creative, custom and comprehensive environmental graphic design projects. In response to this need, CRĒO Industrial Arts re-invented itself with a greater emphasis on technical construction detailing, and added multi-media fabrication capabilities including custom metal fabrication and electrical expertise.
By the early 90’s CRĒO Industrial Arts had established itself as a leading source for the implementation of comprehensive Environmental Graphic systems throughout the Western US. The company’s main focus had shifted from campus settings to more complex urban environments including retail centers, corporate and institutional spaces, and large public venues including sports facilities and museums. By the end of that decade, CRĒO Industrial Arts had also produced some very notable graphics for themed environments such as Disneyland Resort and Universal Studios, enhancing CRĒO Industrial Arts’ reputation as a specialty fabricator with the ability to tackle some of the most unique and challenging projects in the industry.
In 2008 SignTech was re-branded, changing its name to CRĒO Industrial Arts to better reflect our capabilities and the types of projects we are involved with today. Today, CRĒO Industrial Arts projects circle the globe. From Hong Kong to Alaska, from Japan to Paradise Island, Bahamas, and in major cities throughout the US, CRĒO Industrial Arts has provided world class products and services to the professional design community and the built environment.