About Us

Fabrication Arts has partnered with design and architecture firms for over 40 years to produce unique and successful projects in southern California and around the world.

By developing an extraordinary range of skills plus a positive attitude for problem solving and value-engineering, Fabrication Arts has formed a reputation as a leading fabricator of signage, displays and public art. We generate solutions that are both unique and appropriate for our client’s needs and budgets. Our reputation for quality, professionalism and reliability is reflected in the high profile projects we have created.

Give us a call to discuss your signage or sculptural needs and we will create a solution to meet them.

John O’Connell
Principal

John’s career in graphics and custom manufacturing spans over 40 years. He is passionate about good design and effective communication. He was born in Colorado and raised in the mid-west. He received his formal training in art, design and sculpture at The Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Prior to Fabrication Arts, LLC, John was a partner at Promotional Industries and the vice president of Graphic Solutions, Ltd. His professional affiliations include membership in the American Institute of Graphic Arts and the Society for Environmental Graphic Design. John has presented lectures on environmental graphics for San Diego State University, The Art Institute of California – San Diego and San Diego City College.

John is particularly proud of his collaboration with Walt Disney Imagineering and the Legoland design team, helping create unique themed signage for entertainment parks all around the world.

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