We are a creative Graphics Design Company

 

Central Graphics was founded in 1995 by President Dave Soulsby and his wife Asha with one purpose: to build a better sign company. Since then, the sign making industry has changed and evolved with the advent of digital technology, new advances in materials, and a constantly shifting landscape.

Central Graphics has changed and evolved with the times but has stayed true to the core of their business model; creating memorable and satisfying customer experiences. Through the years, Central has grown from a small sign company with a single vinyl cutting plotter, to a graphics and print solutions provider with multiple wide format printers, to a local leader with national reach; offering creative branding, graphic design, print, production, and installation solutions to some of the biggest companies in the country.

Whether you are a small company looking for ways to be seen and increase sales, or you’re a national chain looking to have your brand package handled with care; Central Graphics believes in providing quality service by delivering a quality product on time, every time. Our highly talented staff are here to ensure you get the best solutions to your problems with the best possible care, and the highest quality products from the moment you contact us.

Your brand is like your personal story, and we take your story very seriously.

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Get to know Our Team

 

Dave Soulsby

President

Dave started Central Graphics in 1995 based on a concept he wrote about in a college paper. He has since seen it grow from a small sign shop to a local leader in large format graphics and visual communication. Dave lives in Silver Lake with his wife, Asha, daughter, Priya, and son, Joseph. In his spare time, he enjoys old cars, Cleveland sports, and making fudge in a coffee mug.

Asha Soulsby

Chief Financial Officer / Vice President

Asha not only makes sure we have all of our bills paid, she makes sure the budget is balanced in such a way that everybody gets to pick their favorite lunch on their birthday. When she’s not keeping our spending tight, Asha also enjoys taking care of her many nieces and nephews, and supporting all the extracurricular activities of her daughter, Priya, and son, Joseph. She also has a passion for the theater and has directed multiple traveling theater groups.

Jeff Loofboro

Managing Director

As managing director, Jeff gets to work closely with all of the employees and vendors to make sure the day-to-day operations are running smoothly and that Central Graphic's clients are getting quality products in a timely manner. He lives in Kent with his wife and daughter and bikes, runs, and hikes the local trails as much as possible, enjoys boating on Lake Erie, and usually has at least a couple woodworking or house projects in the works.

Bill Lynn

Creative Director

A creative in every aspect, Bill has been a working Graphic Artist for over 26 years. Having studied Commercial Art while still in High School then following up with a Graphic Design degree from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Bill specializes in developing solutions most every visual communication need. Retirement for Bill will include swigging Mai Tai’s on some remote beach while banging a drum and painting seashells for visiting tourists!

Ryan Collins

Director of Marketing

As our Marketing Director, Ryan makes sure that all our clients are kept in the loop with whatever we’ve got going on, as well as making sure more and more people are hearing about us. Ryan lives in Akron with his wife, Brittany, and two daughters, Maggie and Josie. In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar in his rock band, Toby Danger, making YouTube videos, doing stand-up comedy all around NE Ohio, and eating massive amounts of Chinese food.

Brittany Collins

Administrative Assisant

Brittany oversees the administrative functions of the office such as accounting, shipping, purchasing, office maintenance, and customer service. If there is ever an issue with your invoice or project, she is always willing to problem solve with our clients in order to get the job done. Brittany enjoys watching action movies, gardening, spending time with her family, and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling.

Joe Kist

Director of Sales

Joe is on “the front line” and meeting with new clients every week. Friendliness and strong communication skills are the keys to his success, and the Golden Rule is always in play! Joe lives in Akron with his wife Jo Ann and their two children. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf, being outdoors and traveling with his family.

Corey Ison

Production Associate

Corey oversees all in-house production projects. That means he literally takes your project off of the paper design proof and turns it into a real, usable, product; ready to ship, deliver, or be picked up. Not much is known about what Corey does outside of his job, and it has been widely rumored that he may, in fact, be a robot.

Josh Ison

Graphic Designer

Whether he is custom designing a brand new logo for you or simply making sure your printed colors are right on with your brand, Josh will make sure your project looks goooood. In his spare time, he is the worship director at Movement Church, and he enjoys playing guitar, gardening, and gourmet cooking. He also plays bass in local rock band Toby Danger. Josh lives in Akron with his wife, Rebecca, and his two sons, Grayson and Lennox.

Sean Underwood

Production Associate

Sean oversees all on-site installation projects for Central Graphics. A self professed perfectionist, he literally will not rest until your project is finished to your satisfaction - really, we’ve seen it. When Sean isn’t working for Central or on his shop at home, he enjoys skiing, making house music, and DJing at several of Akron’s local clubs and parties.

Warren Provencal

Production Manager

Warren has over 25 years in the world of signs and displays. Making, breaking and rebuilding had given him a lot of experience in his craft, and in life. After years in the fabrication of aluminum and steel signage he went on to manage a fabrication department in the metro Detroit area. Since moving to the Akron area in 2006 Warren has managed the Art Department at the large fabrication facility and his work is displayed all over the Akron, Canton, and Cleveland. Warren is also the team captain of the Power Racing Series Team. This team combines Fabrication, Electronics, Engineering, Crafting and Cosplay. If you want to know more he is always ready to enthusiastically talk and share his knowledge.

Dzsenifer Hegyi

Graphic Designer

Dzsen is the newest member of our graphic design team and let’s address the elephant in the room first – it’s pronounced “JENN-ifer” or “Jenn” for short sometimes. Dzsen was born in Hungary, and received her American citizenship last year! Dzsen obtained her art degree from the University of Akron and in her spare time she enjoys watching 90 Day Fiancé, doing Yoga, cooking vegan/vegetarian meals, and generally being social anywhere possible. Dzsen is also part of an independent design group called MidWest Subset – a group of designers that work on weekly themed design projects both for fun and to hone their skills. Dzsen’s ultimate goal, however, is to someday start a bed and breakfast in Hawaii. We’ll miss her when she’s gone!

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