Signs of the Times


Signs of the Times produces unique visual solutions for a host of organizations in education, entertainment, health care, manufacturing, marine, real estate, retail, tourism and more.

What our valued clients have to say about Signs of the Times


"We are very happy with the high quality design.  We have had families pull up next to our Smart Car at the lights and roll down their windows to comment on how great the car graphics look.  Even the police have been honking their horns to get our attention and then giving us the thumbs up.  The vehicle wrap was a top quality job - well done!" Dave Monahan - Smart Dolphins IT Solutions Inc.


"The artistic creativity and the quality of craftsmanship of the Signs of the Times team is outstanding.  Their ability to deliver on time and on budget is also well worth mentioning.  The passion that Dan puts into his work is readily apparent, and we often feel energized after exploring new graphics, signage, or marketing ideas with him.  Overall, we value Signs of the Times as a high standard professional, yet friendly company with which it is a pleasure to do business with." Fabio Visintini and Sara Adis - Owners - Spirals Hair Salon

“Signs of the Times has been doing my sign work for almost 25 years now.  I would highly recommend them to anyone who seriously wants to grow their business.  Over the years, Signs of the Times has provided design services, signage, display and vehicle graphics that are a cut above the industry standards.  I appreciate Signs of the Times’ attention to detail, their enthusiasm and innovative approach.  The staff are always helpful and the showroom really helps me visualize where we can take each project.”  Wayne McArthur – Vancouver Island Coach Lines


"Just emailing to thank you all for the excellent and highly creative work done by your company on the recent exhibit and display projects here at the museum.  I'm particularly grateful to you for your ability to translate my design ideas - which sometime seem like dreams or impossibilities - into tangible reality."  Clare Sharpe - CFB Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum




"Signs of the Times is our trusted source for all our signage. The approach they take is unique, they get an understanding of our brand and strategy for communicating that brand first; and then make recommendations that are best suited for our needs. We find they truly understand our message and understand the nature of our audience and the public. We find a lot of value in this process and it has produced some fantastic results for us. In 2010 we were one of the first tenants to move from the old Town and Country mall to the new Uptown Centre. We realized our signage was going to be a key factor in making sure that our clients could find us. Signs of the Times worked with us on every aspect of the new signs including sitting in on meetings with the Architects and Contractors. This enabled us to get some of the best signage in Uptown. We have had a lot of positive comments on our signs not just at Uptown but all of our locations. I would definitely recommend Signs of the Times to any business."             - Nick Mason Director of Marketing - Megson Fitzpatrick Insurance


"From the moment I met Dan Hansen, President of Signs of the Times I felt that our company was in very capable hands. As a small business owner you need to be able to trust other companies in the areas of their expertise. This is how my husband Tom and I felt when we dealt with Dan and his staff. We needed to change our company name and establish a completely new look and feel for our company image. Dan and his staff designed a wonderful new logo, new signage for our building as well as a very visual van wrap. Dan took the time to truly learn about our company and understand our philosophy. He then worked with his design team to create a truly special company image which we are very proud of. We could not have chosen a more experienced group than the people at Signs of the Times. From conception to completion it was a pleasure dealing with Dan and Michele and their whole team. The logo which they designed was so impressive that our signs captured people’s attention right away, within days of our signs being installed in locations around Victoria we had customers calling to comment on their appearance. What was so remarkable was the fact that these signs did not have our company name on them- only our new logo! Signs of the Times has done all of our signage and we will continue to use their services for all of our future needs."          - Laura Saxby Owner - The Edge Sharpening Co.

"Please extend our thanks to Dan and John and team.  The road sign has been enthusiastically received.  We appreciate all of your efforts in helping us meet our goals."       Cheryl McBride - Royal Roads University

 "Extremely thrilled with the sign you did for us – we’ve had several compliments from our patients and people in the community." -

 " I was sent some images of the COTR Foyer and thought the dividers you designed were very, very nice. The directory also looked very handsome and, although it is much larger that we initially envisioned, the design and detailing capture the architectural spirit and the scale is sympathetic to the scale of the arches and the room. We will certainly recommend Sign of the Times in future" -

 "The sign looks amazing.  I literally had someone pull over and roll her window down to tell me so yesterday when I was taking pictures.  I look forward to implementing some of the other ideas you had."

 "Signs of the Times - one of the finest signage/exhibit/display firms you will ever encounter (seriously).  The company experience and array of projects is beyond extensive." - Gary McCartie - Gary McCartie Productions Inc.
"Just want to say thanks for the outstanding work on the presentation boards.  Totally professional and of the highest quality.  The event was very successful - people didn't want to leave - and there were many comments on the visual display - seriously; they were very impressive and they were being appreciated.  Many thanks." - June 2010

"The exhibition was a great success and we thank you for your invaluable contribution in working so tirelessly - and under such tight timelines - in helping to ensure that we were able to "put on a good show".  We simply could not have done it without you."

“Having just seen the two brushed aluminum plaques that I ordered put into place, I mujst tell you how pleased I am with the resultd.  From our original discussion of options, materials etc. to the production and installation, all steps in such a creative process proceeded smoothly to a very satisfactory conclusion.  I am proud to have such plaques bear my name.”       Robert Carter Victoria BC

Thank you for your excellent work, attention to detail and for intuitively knowing just what we wanted.”

"Thank you for providing Mahoe Properties Ltd. with superior signage and service at The Cedar Office Building in the Broadmead Office Park.  Our building has received extraordinary attention by way of your providing an excellent selection of stylish, up-to-date product, prompt delivery and your commitment to customer service.  We have received many compliments from visitors to our building.  We would not hesitate to recommend you and your company to anyone in the market for signage of any type."      Michael Marley President Mahoe Properties Ltd.

I would like to thank you for another outstanding job. The quality, as ever, was outstanding and no order was too big to fill even when it was requested at the last minute.”

Thank you so much for helping us begin our new clinic with a fresh face! I had no idea how much work was involved in the whole concept. Right from the beginning you were extremely professional and very helpful with ideas for the logo and designs for the signs. We have had numerous positive comments on our signs and business cards!”      Jill Yoneda & Mark Gottfried Pacific Shores Physiotherapy

I wanted to thank you for a most enjoyable experience, from the very beginning I felt comfortable knowing that you knew exactly what we were looking for. It is very gratifying when you finish a project and receive so many great comments! Thanks for making our school look great!”

"Forgive me for not writing sooner to express the gratitude for the fabulous job you and your staff did on producing first class signs for our school.  "Wow - the signs look awesome" - "The signs sure change the look and feeling of the school.  It gives it a real feeling of pride when you drive up to the school." - "The signs look very classy".  These are just a few of the comments that we received from our parents and neighbors when we put up our new signs.  I also wanted to thank you  for the most enjoyable experience, fromt he very beginning I felt comfortable knowing that you knew exactly what we were looking for.  As cost is always a concer, I appreciate how you showed us why we should be investing a little more money up front for better quality signs rather than go the least expensive route and have to pay more money in the long run by having to get our signs redone in a much shorter period of time.  the time that you spent with me to truly understand what type of look and image I was wanting gave me a feeling that I was dealing with a real professional.  Thank you for that!  It is always gratifying when you finish a project and receive so many great comments!"      Mike Ravenhill - Greater Victoria Christian Academy

Thank you for the van lettering recently prepared for us. The look is very professional and we are always getting compliments on how sharp the van looks. Business has seen great improvement since our 'new look'.”      Robert Loglisci Owner - Home Car Care

We recently completed our renovation and Signs of the Times designed the store sign and counter for us. Not only did they finish the work on time and on budget, but the store sign was a work of art and suited our image perfectly. As soon as the sign went up, we received very positive comments from our regular customers as well as new ones.”  Grace - Owner/Manager - Seeing is Believing Gifts and Gadgets

Thanks for the tour… impressive operation you’ve got there at Signs of the Times.”      Mike Kory Greater Victoria Harbour Authority

Our restaurant sign looks gorgeous! You did a super job putting it up. You guys did such a great job – as usual.”      Norma Boggart Manager - The Beach Club Resort

Our new signage is looking great and has really helped boost the image of our three Victoria sites. Thanks again.”      Terry Tobin - Schneider Electric

Your guys did an excellent job of the install and were a pleasure to deal with.”      Laura Authier St. Michael's University School

The wonderful sign which you made for our office is attracting customers even from passers-by who are on their way to other offices on the same floor. In fact, the lawyers at the end of the hall, bring some of their clients down to see it! We are really thrilled with how it turned out. All of our patients appreciate its subtle yet arresting qualities, and many have asked us about its origin. We tell all of them that we left it in the hands of these wonderful “Signs of the Times” people. Thank you for your excellent work, attention to detail and for intuitively knowing just what we wanted.”      Marlene E. Hunter MD - Labyrinth Victoria

Thank you for your professional and artistic work on our behalf.”

“The quality of service and product we received was incomparable!”

Your attention to detail and creative input was invaluable and very well appreciated along with meeting the tight timeline and staying within budget.”

The signage for our first store was fantastic, but for the second store – you have outdone yourself.”     Jed - Muffet & Louisa

The signs are fabulous!”     Meredith - Chintz & Co.

Thank you for the van lettering recently prepared by Signs of the Times. The look is very professional and we are always getting compliments on how sharp the van looks. Business has seen a great improvement since our “new look”.”

Thanks for all you do for us and all the magic touches you've added to Chintz this year”      Meredith Chintz & Co    

"Thank you very much for the very professional service rendered to us in producing the award plaques for the Sooke Fire Department.  The quality of service and product we received was incomparable!"      Sue-Lin Tarnowski Sooke Fire Department

“I could not have asked for a more helpful, courteous and accommodating contractor. Your willingness to come and measure the job, to provide delivery and assist in the installation of the unit made my job of overseeing the project an easy one.”

“I just wanted to send you a short note to let you know how much I have appreciated your support and encouragement in getting my new business off the ground.”      Hugh Skillings - Air Pure Service Inc.

I may have spent a bit more money, but I got my money’s worth and more.”

We don’t know why we didn’t come and see you a long time ago. You’ve changed our business overnight. Now our biggest problem is keeping up with the orders.”      Kadalima's Bakery Victoria

Your creativity and workmanship is on proud display in our reception area, and has received very favourable comments from our clients. It is definitely an asset to our corporate image.”

"The two murals at the SOFMC look terrific.  I want to thank you and your staff who have done such a fine job with our project."      Nick Tuele VP - Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame
Everything looks great now with the minor changes made to our main entrance.  The WOW factor is definitely there. - Major Larry Jennings - Executive Director Sunset Lodge

 "Just a small indication of my appreciation of your excellent efforts to meet my tight timelines.  As always the results are great!"      Penny Walker - IMAGIS Technologies Ltd.

 "I wanted to write to let you know how pleased we are with the sign work and logo you designed for our renovated office.  While we are sure there are more, we know of one specific new client who brought his personal, business and automobile insurance policies to our office because of the appealing nature of the signs.  Again, thank you for your personal and artistic work on our behalf."      Dan Kelly - Tuffrey & Mills Ltd.

 "I would like to thank you for another outstanding job in developing the required signage for this years terrifica Jazz Festival.  The quality, as ever, was outstanding and no order was too big to fill even when it was requested at the last minute.  Again, thanks for a job well done."      Jack Boutilier Victoria Jazz Festival