To help you in the planning an interpretive sign, we’ve assembled the information below so you define your project and get a cost estimate.

  • Ormsby & Thickstun OFFer

    21351 W. Silverbell Road
    Marana, AZ 85653
    GSA Contract GS-03F-055GA Dun and Bradstreet number, 04 687 8703
    Federal contractor number, TPIN 55453335

    Call or email us! We will be glad to navigate you through any interpretive signage project. 520-616-6140. carolethickstun@gmail.com


  • GSA contract

    Establish one sentence that best conveys the theme of your panel. If you had a few minutes to share with an old friend at the site, what would you share that is significant about this site? Answer the question, “So what?” to establish your sign’s theme.

  • costs

    If you are wondering what are the costs...

    Download the price guide. It is an interactive pdf that is an excellent way to budget signs. Choose the right size, thickness and quantity price, and compute the total, except for shipping. Most crates cost $150 to $200 for shipping.

  • Gathering reference materials

    Gather any references—photographs, maps, text, and/or technical document—that will help the designers understand the area and project.
    • Staff emails
    • Photographs of subject, area where sign will be, significant features
    • Maps
    • Reference materials, reports, clippings
    • Weblinks to relevant sites

    Are your files ready? Check IZone's file requirements.

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  • The workflow

    Our goal is to engage, educate, and inform your clientele through the use of text, illustration, and design. We provide complete production services from concept through final product, whether print media, indoor and outdoor signage, or digital media.
    Lawrence Ormsby (lrormsby@aol.com) began drawing as a child. His style of line drawing, attention to detail, and especially his accuracy in depicting species has made him popular with wildlife biologists in creating visuals for public lands. He creates illustrations, cartography and 3-D diagrams.
    Graphic designer Carole Thickstun (carolethickstun@gmail.com) aims to present text, graphics, and illustration in visually inviting layouts. She also serves as project manager, providing cost estimates, schedules, reviews and all other organizational details. (carolethickstun@gmail.com)
    Out network of writers, editors, programmers, photographers, and printing facilities assure highly professional results.


    Our Graphic Design Services are available to Arizona Game and Fish Department projects with contract AGFD14-066574

    Our Graphic Design Services are available to Arizona State agency projects with Statewide Marketing contract ADSPO12-036095.

    GSA Contract GS-03F-055GA, signs, Schedule 78, 366 11, 2017 to 2022 We are registered with SAM and can bid on projects NAICS 541430, 339950, 541490, 541990, 711510, and 712110.

  • The panel

    iZone sign panels are completely manufactured in-house in their facility in Texas, using the only privately owned press in North America dedicated to graphics production. Their Digital High Pressure Laminate (DHPL) panels are composed of approximately 13% plastic resins and 87% paper. The majority of the paper content, that composes the central “core” of a panel, is sourced from suppliers who are third-party certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Standard (SFI). The SFI is endorsed by the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PERC). The core kraft paper is FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified for renewable resources.

    DHPL is a chemically inert material that does not emit harmful gasses. For this reason, the US National Park Service and the Canadian Conservation Institute advise that phenolic laminate is an ideal material in which to store or to accompany fragile, archival materials. Further, DHPL is an uncatalyzed product that “breathes” small amounts of moisture, reducing drying and yellowing and providing a long, useful life as reflected in our 10-year limited warranty.