Cardosi Kiper Design Group, Inc. is a communications design firm specializing in the design and implementation of wayfinding signage programs, educational exhibits, donor recognition and branding programs. Our mission is to enhance our client’s brand throughout two and three dimensional environments with timeless design solutions. 

The two principals, Kim Cardosi and Ted Kiper have worked together for over twenty years. Their shared philosophies of developing good design for good people led them to form Cardosi Kiper Design Group in October of 2004. Located in Chicago, the firm’s primary focus is healthcare and educational wayfinding and signage programs. Cardosi Kiper Design Group, Inc. is a WBE/DBE woman owned business certified with Cook County and the State of Illinois.


Some of the good people that we have had the opportunity to work with:

"Cardosi Kiper Design Group has taken great care in getting to know us, our campus clients and the University. Their careful listening skills and creative thinking on each project have presented them time and time again as a consistent and successful partner."
Julie Boynton
Director of Interior Architecture
University of Notre Dame

"CKDG was exceptional at understanding and responding to our nuanced requirements in what was sometimes a sensitive realm of the overall project. They were highly collaborative with our department and other stake holders, and creatively handled the various challenges that arose."
Laurie McMichael
former Director of Stewardship
Rush University Medical Center

"...I have not worked with a contractor, consultant or vendor with better skills to manage a project from start to finish. Not only were these skills evident throughout the duration of our project, but their professionalism is impeccable and their finished products have truly captured the spirit of our organization."
John Scarano
Assistant Vice President Support Services
Palos Health

"We would like to thank you, and your team for your professional contributions in the planning, design, preparation of contract documents, fabrication and installation of the wayfinding and signage for the project. Your collaboration with the architectural team and UCM staff was invaluable to the successful implementation of the signage program. Your ability to immediately respond to issues during fabrication and installation enabled us to meet our very tight schedule for the installation. Your team was always responsive, talented and very professional."
Gary Mundinger
Executive Director of Design and Construction
New Hospital Pavilion
UChicago Medicine

"My experience with Cardosi Kiper Design Group has been an extremely positive one, due in no small part to the firm's design expertise, responsiveness, on-time delivery, and other qualities which set it apart from others in the industry."
Wayne Aldrich
Uptown Development Director
Town of Normal

Client Listing:
Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital
Advocate Health Care
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital
Banner Good Samaritan Hospital
Delnor Hospital
Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital
Franciscan St. James Health
Illinois Rehabilitation Center
La Rabida Children’s Hospital
Lawndale Christian Health Center    
Little Company of Mary Hospital
Loyola Medicine
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
Northwestern Medicine
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Palos Health
Prentice Women’s Hospital
Riverside Medical Center
Rush University Medical Center
Salt Creek Medical Campus
UChicago Medicine
Van Andel Institute

Canal Corridor Association 

College of Lake County
Elgin Community College
Evanston Township High School
Kishwaukee College
Lincoln Land Community College
Malcolm X College
McHenry County College
Northwestern University
Oak Park River Forest High School
Oakton Community College
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Notre Dame

Carus Corporation
Dupli Graphic
Fulcrum Asset Advisors
Harbor Group Management
Jones Lang LaSalle
Lincoln Properties
Ounce of Prevention
Project Management Advisors
Trammell Crowe Company

City of Chicago
Chicago Park District
City of Countryside
Hinsdale Public Library
Kankakee Riverfront Trailways
Lockport Public Landing
Town of Normal

Blaze Car Wash
DDR Management

O’Hare International Airport

Sub-Consultants to:
Anderson Mikos 
Cannon Design
Demonica Kemper
Eckenhoff Saunders 
Goettsch Partners
Hitchock Design Group
Kahler Slater 
Michael Van Valkenburg