About Artisan Direct

Exceptional Quality. Outstanding Service.


With over 30 years in the directional sign industry, we know what works, and more importantly, what doesn’t. Our directional sign programs are tailored to your individual needs and locations. At Artisan we take pride in creatively promoting your brand. We understand the importance of displaying your company to your customers in a professional and innovative manner. Our staff will always ensure the accurate representation of your brand and company message.

Who are we?

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CJ Sudman


CJ Sudman has worked in the advertising industry for over 14 years, successfully leading the acquisition and merger of nine different sign and printing companies. Today, he leverages his experience and knowledge to lead Artisan Direct's management team, guiding their national expansion efforts.  With an amazing wife and two children, CJ enjoys spending his free time with his family and going on offroading.

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Matt Clark

Logistics Manager

Matt has been with Artisan Direct for over 17 years as a sign installer and more recently, our operations manager. He manages the production of signs for current and new routes in all markets. When he's not working, he is spending time with his wife and children. He also contributes his time as a trustee at his church.

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David Keith

General Manager

David has been with Artisan for 25 plus years as a sales manager. He is very active in the local community, serving as the 2022 Board Chair of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, the 2021-2022 President for the Rotary Club of North Mecklenburg County, 2022 Board of Directors for the Lake Norman Economic Development Council, and 2021-2022 Director at Large Clan Keith Society USA.

David currently oversees the following markets: Charlotte, NC, Greensboro, NC, Winston-Salem, NC, High Point, NC, Greenville, SC, Charleston, SC, Augusta, GA, Memphis, TN, Chattanooga TN, Knoxville, TN, St. Louis, MO, New Jersey, Delaware, Eastern Pennsylvania.

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Kerry Griffith

Midwest Regional Manager

Kerry is a natural connector, drawn to helping others grow professionally and personally. As Regional Manager, she uses this passion to develop long-term client relationships built on loyalty and dedication to creating marketing solutions that grow businesses.


Kerry currently oversees the following markets: Cleveland, OH, Columbus, OH, Cincinnati, OH, and Indianapolis, IN.

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Mark Bray

Regional Manager

Mark has been a Sales and Marketing Professional for over 30 Years. Specializing in Real Estate, he has worked with many different industries. Mark has a BS Degree in Business Management and a Masters Of Business Administration from The University of North Carolina.


Mark currently oversees the following markets: Raleigh/Eastern, NC, Virginia, Coastal Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Nashville, TN, Bowling Green, KY, Washington DC, Maryland, Mississippi.