The Complete Solution

GDS combines expertise in environmental graphic design, current technology and project management for a complete, turn-key signage and wayfinding solution. Using state-of-the-art equipment, GDS can custom design and fabricate to any specification. GDS has a stringent quality control process in place, ensuring that every sign manufactured doesn't only meet but exceeds expectations.
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  • 1996

    A little about us...

    GDS Inc. has been providing wayfinding signage, planning services and environmental graphic design concepts since 1996. While GDS has deep expertise and experience in the hospital/healthcare environment, we have also designed creative signage solutions for schools, universities, and corporate facilities.

Manchester, NH

The birthplace of GDS. Our 3,000 square foot New England location boasts both a state of the art production shop and full service administrative front office. Our seasoned team of professionals excels in developing conceptual signage designs and making them a reality. With over 50 years of combined experience it is easy to see why our presence in the Northeast grows stronger each and every year. ( 33 S. Commercial Street Suite 105 Manchester, NH, 03101 )

Astoria, NY

After establishing ourselves, we ventured into the expansion and began to offer our comprehensive services within the tri-state area. Shortly after doing so we opened a project management, graphic design and installation office to properly accommodate our clients' daily requests. Located just outside of Manhattan and moments away from the five boroughs resides our 2,000 square foot New York based shop. ( 9-20 35th Ave Suite 3E Astoria, NY 11106 )

Some of Our Clients

Our Philosophy

The GDS approach and philosophy is one of partnership with our clients. When we are selected to work on a project, we work closely with you to ensure that each sign we create meets or exceeds your expectations. Let us put our expertise to work for your facility, to create a custom sign solution. We bring an integrated approach and solution to Wayfinding and Customer Engagement across all touch points; On-Site, Signage, On-Site Kiosks and Digital Appliances, Web & Mobile. All of these touch points should work together to ensure at all times the best possible user experience that not only informs, but also engages and delights your customers.




Our Services

GDS Inc. has been providing wayfinding signage, planning services and environmental graphic design concepts for the hospital environment since 1990. Our clients range from large public hospitals in urban environments, to smaller healthcare facilities in rural communities throughout the Northeast and Mid Atlantic regions. We work with construction companies and architects, and provide signage for projects such as schools and universities, hotels and historic renovations.

Areas of Expertise

Graphic Design

GDS offers complete and comprehensive graphic design services. Our creative team will work directly with you to come up with visual concepts for all your signage, providing detailed drawings for your approval. We have over 15 years of experience working with clients on a myriad of design ideas, ranging from basic to highly custom, high-end signage. Most importantly, though, we design your signage to not only be aesthetically pleasing and creative, but to be fully functional and cost-effective.

Wayfinding Studies

Are you experiencing problems with your visitors and patients losing their way, and constantly asking your staff for directions? Let GDS perform a comprehensive wayfinding analysis, and recommend solutions that will improve the overall experience of your patients and visitors. Embracing new technologies, GDS will develop a wayfinding approach that will incorporate not only static signage, but smartphones, digital signage/kiosks, and the Web as well. A total "Closed-Loop" system.

Project Management

One of the key ingredients to our success in the architectural signage marketplace is that we develop tight relationships with our clients by providing turn-key project management. Your GDS Project Manager will be responsible for seeing your signage program through from conception to completion including wayfinding consulting, graphic design, code compliance review, project cost estimating, fabrication updates, installation planning, and on-going customer service.

Architectural Signage Solutions

GDS has spent over three decades perfecting the art of sign design and wayfinding. We have developed a multi faceted program to ensure our clients receive the most successful and aesthetically pleasing sign system. From code compliant interior signage to illuminated exterior identification, we take a creative a cost effective approach to each and every project.


We offer a full range of interior signage for any and all facilities. The hallmark of the GDS sign system is its "changeability". Our system utilizes computer-generated inserts, allowing changes to signs to be made in minutes instead of days.


GDS provides exterior signage for corporate identification and Wayfinding, ranging from simple banners, to post and panel signs, monument signs, wood/carved signs, internally illuminated channel letters, pylon and monument signs.


Let GDS help make your facility ADA, NFPA and all other code compliant. We know exactly what is needed to ensure your restroom, stairwell, fire evacuation maps or any other code-required signage passes any inspection.


In 2013 we started a company to develop the leading Interactive Wayfinding & Customer Engagement Solutions for the Healthcare market in the US. Connexient integrates compelling features to deliver valued services.

Going Green

GDS is committed to operational and manufacturing practices that reduce our ecological footprint and encourage environmental sustainability. By reducing our impact on the environment, future generations can enjoy a clean place to live that remains rich in natural resources.

At The Roots

GDS implements environmentally friendly practices within our all of our offices, preventing waste and encouraging recycling of office supplies and materials. We source SFI Certified copy paper that uses sustainable forest management in the production process. We recycle used paper, cardboard, and ink cartridges and bring our residual UV ink to a Hazmat facility for safe disposal.

Core Values

GDS NH is located along the Merrimack River in the historic Manchester Millyard. By re-purposing the space, the interior has been retrofitted to accommodate modern technology while maintaining its historical properties on the exterior. We coordinate combined delivery and installations to reduce our emissions, ensuring that our environmental consciousness sees a project through to completion.

Branching Out

To extend our efforts to reduce our ecological footprint, GDS sources out to local manufacturers and suppliers that practice our same values. Our vendors assign single delivery days to our locations to reduce their carbon emissions and carry out the same recycling efforts as GDS. We are continuously researching green materials as well as low energy production processes.

Connexient™ is dedicated to creating innovative Indoor Mapping, Digital Wayfinding and Indoor Location-based Services Solutions for Healthcare and other Enterprise verticals to improve the patient and visitor experience, increase staff and operational productivity and reduce costs.

Our MediNav™ Patient Experience application helps Hospitals and Healthcare Networks to improve services and support an ongoing relationship with their patients. We are now developing industry-specific versions for Education (Universities, Colleges and other institutions) and Corporate Headquarters and Campuses, as well as an API and SDK that will allow any organization to integrate Connexient’s robust mapping services and platform into existing applications and IT infrastructure.


Connexient™ is completely dedicated to providing Enterprise-grade Indoor Mapping services and support on an ongoing basis so that you can focus on your technology and services to visitors and staff.


Connexient™ provides an interlocking set of tools and services to make the maintenance of indoor maps, wayfinding and location-based content Enteprise quality without draining your internal resources.


To minimize your maintenance requirements and maximize utility for your visitors and staff, our applications must work together with other software, information and services already in place - such as your Web site CMS.

Our Work

With over 25,000 completed projects we are proud to showcase some of our projects below. These range from high end architectural pieces, illuminated identification signs and everything in between. We hope you enjoy our portfolio and look forward to any and all feedback!


GDS is proud to have more than 400 satisfied clients, including many nationally recognized hospitals and corporations. This section highlights some of our projects that included everything from interior, exterior and even digital signage!
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Post & Panel Signs For Your Business

Signs draw attention to your business and they are a very important advertising tool to display outside of big buildings. One type of exterior signs that we offer clients are called “Post and Panel” signs. Post and Panel signs are typically outside of buildings or groups of buildings such as apartment complexes, industrial properties, or […]

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Challenges Typically Faced During an ADA Retrofit

When making a decision on remodeling your professional office, one of the most important parts of the process is ensuring your facility complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The last comprehensive ADA Standards for Accessible Design was issued six years ago. Nowadays, if a customer is remodeling an office six years ago, or […]

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Best of Wayfinding: Helping Users Get Around

In academics, wayfinding can be described as the signage or information systems that guide users through an environment while enhancing their comprehension of the area. Wayfinding is particularly mandatory in complex “built” places such as in healthcare and educational campuses, malls, stadiums, office centers and in urban centers. Wayfinding particularly refers to signs, maps, directories […]

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A mixture of gold and blue daylight filters through the clouds over the Chicago River, which highlights the Wrigley Building and Trump Tower well.
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How to Make Your Graphics Look Amazing and Long-lasting

The success of an application and how long the graphic will last depends on how the surface is both prepared and cleaned beforehand. Other factors may include the properties of the vinyl, the chosen type of adhesive, the conditions under which the graphic is being applied, and how well the install can follow proper instructions. […]

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We Offer Eco-Friendly Sign Products

GDS is committed to operational and manufacturing practices that reduce our ecological footprint and encourage environmental sustainability. By reducing our impact on the environment, future generations can enjoy a clean place to live that remains rich in natural resources. At The Roots GDS implements sustainable practices within our offices, preventing waste and encouraging recycling of […]

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Signage Designs That Meet Your Business Needs

In helping a business establish its brand, having the right signage is one of the most significant business assets to have. If your signage design doesn’t match your branding, or bring proper visibility to your business, your branding will most likely suffer. Hence, why it’s vital to nail your signage design from the beginning. You […]

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Is Business Signage More Effective Than Traditional Advertising?

Nowadays, it’s not so easy drawing awareness to prospective customers. While consumers continue to grow great product knowledge, they have shortened attention spans, causing the advertising world to become messier. Some advertising practices have become obsolete, lost their usefulness, while newer techniques remain unverified. Sometimes it may seem easier to get through to your child […]

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NYC High School Converts to Gender-Neutral, Multi-Stall Restrooms

Due to months of petitioning by students and parents asking for a more comfortable bathroom experience, Manhattan’s “Fame” high school has finally taken action in creating multi-stall, gender-neutral bathrooms. Last Tuesday, the city Education Department officials announced that Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts will convert four existing restrooms […]

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Why You Should Start With Surface Preparation and Cleaning

The success of an application and how long the graphic will last depends on how the surface is both prepared and cleaned beforehand. Other factors may include the properties of the vinyl, the chosen type of adhesive, the conditions under which the graphic is being applied, and how well the install can follow proper instructions. […]

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How Can Customized Donor Recognition Systems Benefit Your Organization?

Looking to show potential clients who made the organization what it is? Looking to prove to potential donors that giving is recognized within your nonprofit? Then, Donor Recognition systems are the answer! How Can They Benefit Your Organization? If you’ve ever walked into community-based organizations, grade schools, or college halls, you’ve probably noticed plaques or […]

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Our Exclusive Guide to ADA Signs

In case you didn’t know, The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is a “wide-ranging civil rights law that prohibits, under certain circumstances, discrimination based on disability.” These regulations were revised and then enforceable accessibility standards called the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design were established. As a sign shop, we must follow these […]

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Lobby and Reception Signs

When it comes to branding, your company name is a very important piece. Lobby signs also referred to as interior dimensional letters or reception area signs are beneficial to any organization or business. Lobby signs are a great way to turn a bare wall into an inviting, professional atmosphere whether it is a dean’s office, […]

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Work for GDS

We are looking for skilled, driven and personable individuals to join our ever expanding team in each of our regional offices. See some of the open positions below and get in touch with us today!

Project Coordinator

We are seeking an individual for our Manchester, NH location to assist our Project Management team with day to day correspondence and administrative tasks.

Project Assistant

Our Long Island City, NY location is seeking a Project Assistant to aid our Project Management team with all aspects of our interior, exterior and digital sign projects.

Graphic Designer

Seeking a creative individual to work at our Long Island City, NY office within our design and planning team to develop graphics, renderings and full shop drawings.

Our Team

The dedicated and skilled people that make up our company have helped turn GDS into one of the nation wide leaders in architectural signage and environmental design. As we continue to grow as does our family of caring team members.