Welcome to my portfolio website!
Hi! I am Sean Michael Felix, artist and creator of Illumination Art & Design. Specializing in traditional gold leaf signs and architectural art glass since 1980
Gilded glass signs and storefronts are my specialty. Chicago has a captivating architectural history and gold leaf signwriting for businesses goes back to the mid ninteenth century. Back then it was a sign of status typically reserved for banks, lawyers, and doctors.
Today hand gilded gold signs are seeing a resurgence in independent restaurants, barber shops, tattoo studios and other creative boutiques. This is a welcome change from the cookie cutter look of digital prints and stick on vinyl letters. Gold leaf exudes warmth and creativity and illuminates any business, and with proper care it lasts for many years.
I work and form relationships with small businesses, architects, interior designers, sign shops and stained glass studios, as well as builders and homeowners for artistic commissions. My storefront studio is in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago.
On the left you will see some categories of the type of work I do. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me for a consultation or commission.
Visit my storefront studio (Call for appointment)
Illumination Art & Design
26oo W North Ave. Chicago, Il 60647