Chris Ackerman’s Signify Designs is a local graphic design, marketing, and public speaking business that runs on the motto, “Be Significant.” The term “significant” is at the core of Chris’ professional and personal life. In every endeavor he brings with him creativity, passion, and joy. Signify Designs works with clients to make ads, business cards and promotional material as eye-popping and significant as possible. “Imagine there was a table full of business cards and flyers of similar businesses,” Chris says, “one piece would jump off the table, immediately catch [someone’s] eye, [and] cause them to pick it up and look at it.” That unique and striking piece is what he designs for every client.
All of his life Chris has been artistically inclined, but after studying graphic design at Riverside Community College and falling in love with Apple computers, Chris found his artistic passion in graphic design and never looked back. From there he expanded to video design as part of his total marketing abilities. In his twenty-five years working as a designer, he has worked with many organizations throughout the H.D., as well as Marketing Director for SoCal Solar energy, Inc. and ad designer for HD Living Magazine.
Chris admits that creativity is in his blood. His father, Harry Ackerman, was a television producer for shows like Dennis the Menace, Gidget, The Flying Nun, and Bewitched. His mother, Elinor Donahue, is best known for her roles as Betty Anderson on Father Knows Best and Ellie Walker on The Andy Griffith Show. Keeping it in the family, his creativity and passion for design is shared with his wife of nineteen years and two children.
Chris is also a talented public speaker and MC for local and regional events. His popular persona, “Crazy Chris,” is a crowd favorite at Speedway Motorcycle racing events throughout Southern California. For the last nine years, Chris has enjoyed creating an entertaining and family friendly atmosphere for Speedway patrons in Victorville, Ridgecrest, San Bernardino, Perris, Ventura and Las Vegas. Also, catch Chris July 4th for the Apple Valley Freedom Festival. 2015 will be his 5th year as MC for the event. Whether it’s graphic design, marketing, public speaking, serving as MC for local events, or just hanging out with his kids, Chris says, “I love what I do.”
Chris is energetic, personable, and ready to give your business or organization a unique look with personalized flair.
By Katie Chavez