Our customers get it, want it, and rely on us to make it happen.



"Failing to plan is planning to fail." - Benjamin Franklin

SignJive was born from the belief that signage, landscaping, lighting and irrigation for multifamily properties don't have to be disconnected.

Creating a plan for how these elements should work together helps us to achieve the best results for our customers.

We promise to design the most unique property entrances in the market today, with each project meticulously planned and executed.

From signage to landscaping to irrigation and lighting, we design, plan and execute or coordinate on your behalf.

Our expert designers and planners work with your architect early in the planning process to eliminate the chance of a disconnect between the architect's blueprints and the ultimate execution. When your signage, landscaping, irrigation and lighting plans are still in development, they're submitted to the city for review. We don't wait until the plans are final because too much time and translation may be lost.

That's the advantage of working with SignJive. We've been doing this awhile and know how to circumvent common project challenges as we deliver your project on time and with the innovation you expect.







From complete sign packages to landscaping, lighting and irrigation, we design and help execute every aspect of your project.

We get involved early in the process while your architect creates plans for submission to the city, or as they are submitting revisions. Our signage designs, landscaping, lighting and irrigation plans are part of the early submittal.

By staying ahead of the project timeline, we eliminate the chance of a disconnect between the architect's plans and the ultimate execution.



Q: Who supplies the signage?
A: SignJive designs, manufactures and installs the signage portion of each project we work on — including installation. Your finished product is 100 percent turnkey.

Q: Who supplies the interior property signs like pool rules, unit numbers, future resident parking, etc.?
A: SignJive handles every stage and aspect of your project. We do it all.

Q: I have a landscaper. Can they do the landscaping and irrigation portions of the project?
A: Yes! We would design the landscaping and irrigation plans and then hand it over to your contractor or landscaper to execute. We want to supervise the landscaping installation, so it matches our plans and meets our standards. The same example holds true if you have an electrical contractor.

Q: Can I have my sign company make the sign portion of the project?
A: Yes! We will work with your existing team if that works best for you. Ask our account manager for our rate card.

Q: I don't have a landscaper, lightning or sign company. Can you take care of all parts of the project?
A: Yes! SignJive handles everything if that works for you.

Q: Will you plan the landscaping, lighting and irrigation for my entire project?
A: Yes! If you want us to do this, we will look at your plans and come up with a strategy that works best for you.



"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works." - Steve Jobs

SignJive designs signs to get noticed and work as intended. 

Your entrance is one of the most effective forms of advertising when executed properly. Everyone who drives by will see it. Its design should get attention day and night. 

Our unique approach to design is like no other. We aim to reinvent the way multifamily property entrances are designed and planned. We promise to create a one of a kind artscape that is functional, beautiful and unique.  



"Gardens are the result of a collaboration between art and nature." - Penelope Hobhouse

Landscaping around the entrance of your sign is a high priority when you want to complement your signage. Most times, the landscaping around a sign is adequate at best, and this below-standard treatment takes away from a sign's appeal. SignJive delivers a landscaping plan that includes colorful plants, layering to exact varying heights, and positioning low-maintenance species to allow for proper sun and visual appeal. 




"Give light and people will find the way."

- Ella Baker

Lighting for multifamily entrances is usually a missing part of a building's design plan, or it is inadequate or non-existent. In many cases, an entry doesn't take advantage of the power, and the low cost it takes to light it properly. SignJive creates a lighting plan that will enhance your property's night appeal. We light the signage, trees, walls and ground to fashion a dramatic entrance your competitors will envy. 





"The grass is greener where you water it."  - Unknown

Part of the success of any long-term landscaping plan includes proper irrigation. The right placement of irrigation at your entrance plays an important role in assuring that your signage lasts as long as it should. Often, due to improper positioning, irrigation sprays not only the landscaping but the signage.
If your property uses recycled water, hard water, or water containing rust and your sprinklers point at your signs, the signage will fade or discolor.

Inaccurately placed irrigation means your beautiful landscaping will also not grow optimally, or it may die, which costs you more money in the long run than if you had stationed everything where it needs to be.

SignJive plans ahead to devise an irrigation plan that takes these issues into account, so your landscaping thrives.




"Public Art can Tell the story of community spirit."  - Venue Arts

Public art and hardscapes do not fall under the same municode guidelines as signage and are in many cases are allowed with few restrictions. SignJive will do advance research to see what your local municipality will allow so that we fully understand what we can do to maximize your properties curb appeal. 

Public art is not an art “form.” Its size can be huge or small or call attention to the environment it’s placed in. Its shape can be abstract or realistic (or both), and it may be cast, carved, built, assembled, or painted. It can be site specific or stand in contrast to its surroundings. Public art can express community values, enhance our environment and transform a landscape. Public art is a reflection of how we see the world - the artist’s response to our time and place combined with our sense of who we are as a community.


A SignJive customer is a multifamily developer, property owner or management company.

Our customers...

Increasingly look to develop and add value to their properties.

Want to encourage their partners the freedom to conceptualize and add value to their properties.

Need to know their partners are innovative companies and leaders in their vendor category.

Desire knowing their partners take ownership, deliver consistently, and are trustworthy.

Always search for ways to differentiate their product from the competition.

Get it. Want it. And rely on us to make it happen.


"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands

but seeing with new eyes." - Marcel Proust


"Humans are innately drawn to life and the natural world because we are part of it." - Unknown


At SignJive, we take inspiration from Biophilic design concepts to bring architecture, natural materials, vegetation, running water and dramatic illumination together to create the most visually appealing multifamily property entrances in the industry.


Our designs aim to promote meaningful encounters with nature and an emotional connection to the earth.

Our fresh perspective approach to design means discarding the old ideas about how things should be done. Our imagination is not limited to our past experience. We use Biophilic Design concepts to push the boundaries and imagine something new, something never seen, something people will stop to admire.



Josh Buttitta, Designer & Founder

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From an early age, my passion was always art and design. I was surrounded by entrepreneurs as most of my family owned restaurants and various other businesses around the small town where I grew up in Champaign, IL.

As an artist, I experimented with many art mediums, from traditional pencil, painting, and sculpting, to filmography, special effects, and animation. My artistic journey has been diverse, to say the least. My first paid design job was creating architectural renderings for a marketing company at the age of fourteen. This fueled my passion and proved I could make a career out of doing something I loved. Over the years, I have been blessed to have held many positions as a designer working for others or in my own businesses.   

In business, I find an art form that is less visual but more symphonic. Every piece of the puzzle must work together to create an outcome that is harmonious.

I have started many business ventures. My first notable success was a t-shirt design business called Graphic Sportswear, which I started in 1991 and sold in 1996. Although not a financial success, it taught me many valuable lessons about how businesses worked. I started my second company, Oakhurst Signs in 2003 and sold it in 2017. With this business, I achieved several notable milestones: selling over $35M worth of architectural signage to apartment properties nationwide, installing over 1000 monument signs, and designing and managing over seventy-five projects a month in 2018.

Enter SignJive.

SignJive is a boutique design company with big ideas and a neurotic focus on quality. In fact, many would consider our standards too high. We are obsessive about our customers, partners and employees. And are equally obsessive about biophilic inspired design – the marriage of natural light, landscaping, water features and functional architecture – which we use in every Entry Artscape we present. The success of this company is solely based on the strength of our partnerships, the quality of our execution and the relentless commitment of our outstanding employees.

SignJive is in the business of building and innovating, creating and delivering. Here to serve each other and you.

We aim to dramatically improve and change the way multifamily property entrances are designed and executed.

We are excited. We are ready. Are you?

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