Who We Serve
At ExpoDesign, we build out ideas, concepts and brand identities to create high-end displays, custom 3D props, specialty signage and parade floats. We specialize in sculpting, theming, wood and metal construction, spray on hard coating and painting.
Purdue Special Events Department
“Purdue University, the Special Events team in particular, has had a long-standing relationship with ExpoDesign—approximately 15 years. ExpoDesign works side-by-side with the team to design and execute the aesthetic features of an event. ExpoDesign creates custom, high-quality 3D props and unique theming elements to project the Purdue brand identity at executive-level, alumni-directed events.”
Purdue Special Events Department
“The 500 Festival has consistently had a great experience working with Matt and the ExpoDesign team. They have been a longtime, trusted partner of the 500 Festival, and help make the magic of May come to life for the IPL 500 Festival Parade. They produce high quality products that fit our needs and are in communication from concept to final product.”
Laura Bliss, 500 Festival
Program Coordinator/Artistic Director with Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps
“The props were excellent, and they were truly a great product that stood the rigors of a drum corps competitive season.”
Sal Salas, Program Coordinator/Artistic Director with Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps.
Senior Executive of Marketing & Media, University of Illinois at Urbanna-Champaign
“Your install crew was absolute first class and they were so careful and took great great pride in the work and install tonight. Absolute first class! “
Matt Wszolek, Senior Executive of Marketing & Media, University of Illinois at Urbanna-Champaign
The Expo Process
Expo has a 5-step process that helps walk our clients through the entire process from concept to completion and throughout we continue to ask ourselves: can we work together; can we help, how can we help.
First, we start with asking… what, when and where? With this we are better able to determine if the project is possible and fits within our strengths. We also look to find out about your process (i.e. decision makers, contract needs, terms, and budget).
We put pencil to paper and develop concepts or mood boards along with rough pricing; to share with you based on our conversations. Sometimes we hit it right on the head from the start and sometimes we need to make refinements. Either way is OK, we want to deliver something you will love. After we zero in on the concept and you are happy with the estimated cost, we begin to take it to the next level and provide color illustrations and quotes based on the approved concept.
The third step is where the magic starts. A defined scope of work is assembled, final artwork, materials, colors, design specifics and price quotes are finalized.
In the fourth step, ExpoDesign provides scale shop drawings and timelines for approval prior to beginning the fabrication and if necessary, where we identify progress dates and milestone checkoffs. Then, our artists begin construction on the project.
The fifth and final step is where the project is delivered or installed. Here is the big moment, the realization and reward of all the hard work. Your idea brought to life!