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.

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Our Services

GDS Inc. has been providing wayfinding signage, planning services and environmental graphic design concepts for the hospital environment since 1996. 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 and cost effective approach to each and every project.

Interior

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.

Exterior

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.

Regulatory

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.

Digital

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.

Implementation

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.

Maintenance

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.

Integration

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!

Blog

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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5 Reasons Why Your Corporation Needs New Signs

From entering the building’s parking lot, to finding your way from the conference room to the nearest restroom, static signage is highly necessary in any corporate facility. A well thought-out wayfinding system will improve important factors like safety procedures, brand recognition, and the everyday experience of those walking the building. Here are 5 reasons why […]

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How to Promote Your Real Estate Property

The Real Estate industry demands a high volume of signage, as it is vital for property managers, mortgage brokers, other field personnel. Our team is fully aware of the importance behind professional and appealing visual communications products and we can easily accommodate these clients. A lot of information needs to be conveyed, and GDS knows […]

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Draw Attention With Pole Banners

Generally spotted on city-based campuses and on busy streets, Pole banners are typically used by educational institutions such as on college and university campuses. The elegant advertising solution is a great, durable option as it is extremely visible to a large audience. At GDS Architectural Signage Solutions, we offer a great selection of sizes, colors, […]

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Visit GDS at Sign World International!

GDS Architectural Signage Solutions will be exhibiting at Sign World International from December 1-3rd, 2016 in Atlantic City, NJ. If you are attending the show, please stop at our booth and learn about our many different services and products we can offer you! In the meantime, we’d like to enlighten you with even more information […]

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Why Health and Safety Signs are Important in Work Environments

In ensuring good health and safety practices in the workplace, it is important to communicate information by properly displaying it. Those concerned must understand the risks and the proper measures need to be taken in order to deal with potential hazards. That being said, proper signage in a workplace in vital, as it stands as […]

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Boost Your Business Sales with These Sign Types

Enrich Your Business with Signage by GDS In order to run a successful business bringing in customers and driving sales, it demands you to utilize proper tools in order to get noticed. Top retailers are aware there’s no better method of getting noticed and steering more business than with signs. Having excellent signage can drive […]

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Creating Intuitive Pedestrian Wayfinding

When providing people with a friendly and accessible way of understanding their environment, it’s important to be able to tell a story. A number of existing wayfinding projects are based on circulating information instead of truly conversing with viewers. How Wayfinding Can Tell a Story When it comes to the design process, GDS’s approach focuses […]

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Tips to Consider When It Comes to Apartment Rental Signage

As a prospective renter approaches an apartment complex, one of the first things they’ll notice are the apartment signs. Apartment signs serve as a visual communications method for possible and existing renters. It’s vital that the signs are continually updated since they have to give off a lasting first impression, while remaining professional-looking and placed […]

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Why Temporary Signs Are Mandatory in Businesses

We must begin with an understanding of how and why temporary signs are necessary for businesses, residents, and nearby facilities before discussing the proper measures in regulating signs. Signs are mandatory to provide effective wayfinding in our communities. This is clearly seen, as signage is everywhere, conflict arises when discussing extreme signage or preventing signs […]

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Why Choose Education Signage Made by GDS?

Our designers, installers, and project management staff offer comprehensive identity and wayfinding systems including signs designed to support information, direction, identification and safety needs. At GDS, we offer a wide variety of interior and exterior sign products renowned for their functionality, aesthetic simplicity & user-friendly qualities. These products can be used individually or as a […]

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The Importance of Displaying Interior Logos

Many People don’t realize how important displaying an interior logo inside of a building is. Interior logo displays will not only state the obvious, your company’s name, but will be a good reflection of your company. In an overpopulated city like New York, it’s important to take any opportunity that allows you to stand out […]

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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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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.