Fremont, CA

Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose

Signage for sisters and the public, designed with simplicity and humor in mind


Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose

Build Partner

Ellis & Ellis Sign Systems

As part of an 800-year-old order founded by St. Dominic, the Dominican Sisters of Mission San José are a self-sustaining order of religious individuals who live lives promoting peace and justice. In 2015, the Order completed a new building that provides living accommodations for 60 sisters as well as a new Dominica Center multi-use building. Shannon Leigh was brought on to design new interior and site signage for the buildings.

One of the best parts of the job was working with the sisters, who value simplicity and having a sense of humor. They were refreshingly honest when asking for what they wanted and specifying what they didn’t want. It was a delight to design and oversee installation of signage that fulfilled their requirements and matched their values.