Achieving her design
Sunday, September 15, 2019
When Maddie Lind became the owner of Creative Signs and Graphics in the summer of 2017, she thought pretty hard about changing the name of the 20-year-old business.
But Lind, who had worked for the previous owners Mike and Gina Cone since 2013, ultimately decided not to.
“When I took over I really wanted to change the name, too,” said Lind, a 2009 Fort Dodge Senior High graduate. “But I know the blood, sweat and tears that the previous owners put into this place. I am proud to carry that on and see what else we can do with it and what else we can offer Fort Dodge.”
At Creative Signs, Lind designs a variety of decals for buildings and vehicles.
“A huge thing has been wall decals and wall murals,” Lind said. “We have done a lot for schools, the library, businesses — visual impactful graphics on walls. We do vehicle graphics — wraps and lettering.”
Lind designs and installs the signs.
The business offers indoor and outdoor signs at almost any size, according to Lind.
“Small or large — any signs,” she said. “We also do design work like logos, business cards and some other print items, .other promotional items. We are working into getting into some of the other larger signs.”
The business does not sell or work on lighted signs currently.
Lind said she gets a lot of help from her husband, Zach Lind, who also holds a full-time job with the city of Fort Dodge.
“Zach is the backbone to this place,” she said. “He does all the heavy lifting — most of the hard physical labor.”