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Our Story

Bishop Image Group is the fearless commercial printer. We print and install signage, banners, tradeshow graphics and just about anything else a business could ever need to communicate and sell. What sets us apart is our ability to solve complex and/or last-minute projects that would terrify most commercial printers. We’re confident, entrepreneurial, agile, creative, resourceful, resilient and above all things – reliable. Whatever the challenge, we’ll bend reality if necessary to help our clients succeed.

BIG Timeline

  • 2002

    Bishop Taylor Group was founded in 2002 in Chicago, Illinois by Chris Bishop and his partner. They knew there was a better way to provide high-quality signage and graphics for business and were committed to doing just that.

  • 2003-2012

    Bishop Taylor Group began to blossom creating signage for nationwide business, such as Whole Foods and Cosmopolitan, and real estate developments like Amli Residential and Emerald.

  • 2013

    The company rebranded to be called “Bishop Image Group”, often referred to as BIG, and Chris Bishop became the CEO. Supporting their mission, this rebrand allowed the company to refocus their growth and align their company goals for the coming years.

  • 2015

    Business began to accelerate which led to expanded services, a larger staff, and stronger business relationships with some of the nation’s biggest brands.

  • 2017

    BIG was a key player in many large projects such as a partnership with Live Nation to promote Lady Gaga in the movie “A Star is Born” across the United States.

  • 2019

    BIG moved into a new state-of-the-art facility quadrupling their square footage and opening up the door for endless growth opportunities.

  • 2021

    New industry-leading equipment was purchased to support the growing demand for signage of all sizes. This expanded their capabilities and made production more efficient.

  • 2022

    Bishop Image Group celebrates 20 years of excellence. In honor of this celebration, a new logo was adopted for the duration of the year.

Leadership Team

Chris Bishop

Founder/President

What do you do at BIG?

Everything. I work with clients. I manage our core and extended team. I plan for growth, making sure we have the right technologies and processes in place to meet our clients’ needs today and tomorrow.

What does being fearless really mean to you?

It means finding a way to get our clients what they need. Even when there is no way. Especially when there is no way.

What do you do when you’re not BIG-ing?

I’m a proud dad and husband. I spend a lot of time with my kids. My wife and I enjoy having friends over. I love the Cubbies. I grill. I Netflix. And occasionally, I sleep. 

Jeff Sirota

Production Engineer

What do you do at BIG?

I work with clients’ production files to ensure that they’re ready for print. I pre-flight, troubleshoot and make changes when necessary. I work with our print technicians and project managers to make sure we’re on schedule and in sync with our client partners at every step along the way. 

What does being fearless really mean to you?

For me, fearless is about creativity and invention. I love when the client starts a conversation with “I have no idea if you guys can do this…” In many cases, we don’t know how to do what the client is asking us to do. But in figuring it out, we become more knowledgeable and more confident in our abilities. Being fearless is embracing challenges. It’s a mindset.

What do you do when you’re not BIG-ing?

My interests are wide ranging and eclectic. I produce short films. I play lead guitar in a band. I’m a radio host. And I love hockey. Go Hawks!

Susan Bishop

Vice President

What do you do at BIG?

This, that, and anything that is needed whether it be operations, financial, sales, human resources, or helping make upper management decisions.

What does being fearless really mean to you?

Seeing the projects as they are – sometimes with fear or concern, and then making smart decisions to make sure the client is happy.

What do you do when you’re not BIG-ing?

I love spending time with our nearly grown 4 children as well as traveling and exploring new places.

Lexi Ryckman-Harriett

PrePress Technician

What do you do at BIG?

I do all things file related; preflight, proof, prep for production and design as needed. I work with the Project Management team to understand the goals of the client and apply the practical knowledge of materials and production processes to identify areas of concerns and provide solutions in order to achieve the best finished product.

What does being fearless really mean to you?

Not being afraid to step away from “the way we’ve always done it” and finding the right solutions for new challenges. It’s ok to not know the answers as long as you’re willing to look for them!

What do you do when you’re not BIG-ing?

Survive! I have two small children, two old dogs and one great husband. When I’m not cleaning up after my kids or trying to get them to put their shoes on for school… I enjoy photography, baking, embroidery and reading.

Sarah Schipp

Project Manager

What do you do at BIG?

I’m a project manager that works with our clients and our team to oversee all of the aspects of our projects for successful coordination and completion.

What does being fearless really mean to you?

Being fearless to me means that I might not always have the answer but that I’m willing to ask questions to figure it out one way or another. It also means that I’m able to move forward with confidence, knowing that even if I’m going to make mistakes, that I’ll be able to handle them and get to an end result that I can feel happy with.

What do you do when you’re not BIG-ing?

My friends and family are very important to me so I spend as much time with them as possible. I enjoy going out and being social, concerts, dancing, and anything that involves laughing.

Jordan Posanka

Project Manager

What do you do at BIG?

I’m a project manager and oversee projects from the client request all the way to the completion of the project. I work with our clients to figure out the best signage for what they’re looking for and then walk through the project with them until it’s time to coordinate installation. I manage projects that range anywhere from one sticker to signage for an entire apartment/housing community.

What does being fearless really mean to you?

Being fearless to me is being able to recognize when things are too heavy and either taking a step back to reflect, or being able to ask for help from a peer or coworker and collaborate on a resolution for the client. 

What do you do when you’re not BIG-ing?

I like to keep busy and never stay in one place for too long. I go to concerts, roadtrip, plan trips to other states for concerts (hopefully to other countries soon), hang with family and friends, hike, go to White Sox and Blackhawks games, and just relax at home and watch tv when I have down time.

Quian Edmund

Sales

What do you do at BIG?

I work to help bring in new clients and introduce them to the BIG team and our process!

What does being fearless really mean to you?

There’s no task big enough, that can not be tackled. In other words, there’s never anything you can’t do. Mindset is everything!

What do you do when you’re not BIG-ing?

Lots of football & photography! 

Dru Watson

Project Coordinator

What do you do at BIG?

I’m a Project Coordinator at BIG. I make sure that all the details of a project are ironed out and ready to go. I spend time getting to know projects and teams and consider myself an advocate for all. I love to see all the happy faces when a project is completed!

What does being fearless really mean to you?

Being fearless is knowing what you really want out of life and reaching out to get it. Being fearless is doing everything necessary to make your community happy. Being fearless is reaching above and beyond!

What do you do when you’re not BIG-ing?

Having just moved from California, I’m out exploring the world that is Chicago! Exploring new places and meeting new friends while hiking, biking, and eating great Chicago cuisine.

 

Roger Dold

Production Manager

Mark Rodriguez

Production Technician

Luis Negron

Lead Installer