Our philosophy for signage is to provide “one sign for all”.
Founded in 1995 by husband and wife duo Mark and Karen Rose, we at MK Design are on a mission to deliver high-quality signage. With a philosophy to provide “on sign for all”, we specialise in accessible solutions.
Over the last 15 years, since the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995 came into force, we,have been working with the Royal National Institute for the Blind and their Access Consultancy Services to standardise the advice given to establishments on décor and signage to allow them to cater for users, staff and visitors with visual impairment. We aim to ensure that confusion and disorientation is avoided as much as is possible, and that these physical barriers are overcome.
Mark Rose of MK Design has over 20 years of experience in the sign industry and has been a specialist in accessible signs for over 15 years. Mark has been instrumental in the development of Braille and tactile sign specifications for the UK. He wrote the Bulletin Sheet No 24 on signage for the RNIB and has acknowledgements for his significant contributions to the Sign Design Guide published in 2000.
We specialise in accessible signage and act as sign consultants to the RNIB
Sign Design, Consultancy and Supply
With a purpose to help the user find their way to and from a destination, signs are a solution for providers to make their building more user-friendly, whilst communicating a design and thought that reflects their caring attitude, and portraying an identity. Signs are often one of the first points of contact that a person has with an organisation, and we understand the importance and lasting effect that the initial impression can have. It’s within the first few seconds that an opinion of an organisation or building is formed.
Signage forms only a very small percentage of the cost of a building, typically only 0.1%, but it does contribute greatly to the aesthetics and first impressions of an establishment. It also increases people’s awareness of their surroundings and aids orientation around the structure. Investing in a well designed sign system can therefore be very beneficial to all those involved.