Reception Mock-up (2-D & 3-D Design)

For a recent assessment, we were asked to show stages of development in creating graphic designs for 2-D (print) and 3-D (installation / signage).

The Design Scenario:

The hypothetical scenario involves your acquisition of a suitable office space to establish your graphic design studio. You want the reception area to attract, inform and showcase your business through the creation of at least one 2-D based (print, posters) artwork and at least one 3-D based (signage, installation or fixtures) artwork.

Communication Objectives:

The signage must clearly depict the company name and brand and look give a professional, modern and sleek feel.

Technical requirements:

Budget: Maximum of $7,000

Time frame: From acquisition of office space, the creation, production and installation
of the job should take approximately 3-4 weeks.

Output: The 2-D signage will most probably be a wall decal while the 3-D signage will be either an aluminium or metal look pop out sign with potential of back lighting.

Delivery: The wall decal will be a large scale print and depending on the surface of the wall, may or may not be possible as wall decals need to be applied to flat surfaces. The company sign may need to be applied to a glass panel or type of acrylic to be able to back-light it.


The 2-D wall decal is a Self-Adhesive Vinyl (SAV) and depending on the size of the wall, will most likely need to be printed on multiple vinyl panels. The 3-D sign would be applied to the front of desk and ideally would be made of a laser cut metal sign that extends 3cm off the desk surface.

Note: The company name “Little Design Co.” was made up for the use of this assessment.