Jensen Signs has been making signs in North Vancouver for over 43 years. But did you know that we’re considered the best sign maker in the community? A young boy named Aryan certainly thinks so.
Aryan is only six years old, but he already knows what he wants to be when he grows up – a sign maker. When his teacher asked the class to write about their dream job, Aryan knew exactly what to write. He wanted to interview the best sign maker in North Vancouver to learn more about the craft.
With the help of his teacher, Aryan was able to schedule an interview with Jeff Jensen, the owner of Jensen Signs. During the interview, Aryan asked Mr. Jensen about his experience and expertise in making signs. Jeff shared that he learned the craft from his father and has been making signs for over four decades.
Aryan was fascinated to learn about the different materials and techniques used in making signs. He also learned that long ago, Indigenous people also used signs to show important places using natural elements like carvings on trees and cedar ropes. Mr. Jensen further explained that in the early days of sign making, all signs were hand lettered using a special brush made for sign painting called a quill sign painting brush. A special tool called a mahl stick was used to help steady the sign painter’s hand. Jeff shared that in the early 1980s, the first computer was introduced in the sign making industry, which was quite primitive by today’s standards. The computer screen was ½” tall x 3″ long, and each font needed for the computer cost around $500. That was a lot of money back then and still is today.
Jeff also showed Aryan pictures of some of the signs they’ve made, including a recent one for the Squamish Nation School and one for Seaspan in Lower Lonsdale. He even shared a picture of himself and his wife Jennifer, and one of their work van.
Overall, Jeff’s passion for sign making and his willingness to share his knowledge with Aryan left a lasting impression on the young boy. Aryan left the interview with a newfound respect for the craft and a dream to become a sign maker just like Jeff.
Jensen Signs’ commitment to quality and excellence in sign making has earned them the reputation of being the best sign maker in North Vancouver. Aryan’s experience with Mr. Jensen and Jensen Signs has only solidified this reputation in his mind.
If you’re looking for a sign maker in North Vancouver, look no further than Jensen Signs. Our expertise, experience, and commitment to quality are unmatched in the community. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you create the perfect sign for your business or organization.