Kelley - SGS Owner & Chief Everything Officer

The Mighty Kelley

Owner & Chief Everything Officer, Chief Coffee Consumer, Profit Prognosticator

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
I’m happy living in Vancouver – but how cool would it be to also have an Oregon beach house, a Rocky Mountain cabin, and a pied-a-terre in Paris?

What is your favorite project?
My two daughters

If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?
Power to keep my house clean at all times, and to be in 2 places at once

What's your favorite animal?
Polar bears and sea otters

What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
Open my own business

What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
I don’t know. Literally. It was on a trip to China and I still don’t really know what it was!

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
Beware of unexpected sarcasm

What is one thing you will never do again?
Be 29

Taylor at SGS Graphic

The Mighty Taylor

Production Perfectionist, Sign Savant, and Resident Anti-optimist

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
The Moon, I hear the rent is reasonable.

What is your favorite project?
The jobs that seem complex, but install like a breeze.

Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?
Who said I needed someone to be stranded with?

If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?
Matter Manipulation, a la Apocalypse from the marvel universe.

What's your favorite animal?
Horseshoe Crab

What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
Assume.

What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
This feels like a trick question, but I’ll say Oysters.

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
Warning: Caustic

What is one thing you will never do again?
Peel vinyl off a vehicle in the heat of summer without a canopy or some shade.

The Mighty Jolene

Quintessential Quality Control, Customer Translator, Assistant Coffee Consumer

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Arizona in the winter/spring, Vancouver USA in the Summer and New England in the fall.

What is your favorite project?
Anything I can make! Woodworking, crafting etc.

Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?
Someone who could build a boat out of deserted island supplies...so probably my husband, he’s pretty crafty.

If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?
The power to make people be kind to each other.

What's your favorite animal?
Sea Otter, So cute!

What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
Drove up a mountain in Italy, then climbed even higher, then stood close to the edge of a helicopter pad...I get anxiety even thinking about it!

What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
Crow...but I probably eat that a lot more than I care to admit.

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
Warning: Talks. A LOT.

What is one thing you will never do again?
Live in Alaska

Man in chicken hat holding microphone

The Mighty Jeff

Brick House (He's Mightay, Mightay), Resident Grey Beard, Marketing Maven, Head Humorist

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
I’ve lived all over the USA and I keep coming back here.

What is your favorite project?
The giant freezer doors at Clark County Food Bank

Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?
A boat building survival expert

If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?
My superpower IS Parking Karma. No matter where I drive I always get rock star parking. It’s a little freaky sometimes.

What's your favorite animal?
Otters. Sea and River. I want a river otter but Kelley won’t let me get one. Something about territorial, sharp teeth and smelly, half-eaten dead fish.

What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
I once chaperoned a high school trip to Disneyland.

What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
I was at a banquet in China and was passed a plate of what looked like snails. I thought, hmm, probably like escargot, so I ate one. If they were snails, they were the ‘look what I found in the alley’ variety. I’m guessing someone lost a bet when I ate one. Imagine the most disgusting smell and then put it in shell and eat it.

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
Adult supervision recommended

What is one thing you will never do again?
Let a Berlin cab driver take the scenic route to the airport. That and the snails.

The Mighty Ben

Designer extraordinaire and encyclopedia of space and science facts

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
The moon! (at least for a little while)

What is/was your favorite project?
Working as a graphic designer for the Telluride Film Festival, tucked away in a box canyon up at 9,000 ft. in Telluride, Colorado, surrounded by hiking trails, black bears, and mountains.

Who would you want to be stranded with on a desert island?
Robin Williams

If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?
Manipulate time

What is your favorite animal?
Tiger!

What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
I left a career in Finance and moved to Los Angeles to be an artist & designer.

What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
Chicken hearts

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
Warning: Incoming space & science facts you didn't ask for.

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
Run a marathon...one was more than enough.

Olive Black Lab Puppy Specialty Graphic Solutions

Olive the Office Dog in Training

Prodigious Piddle Producer

What is your background?
I'm a little girl rescue puppy from Texas. I'm part lab and part something else but all puppy.

What is your favorite past time or hobby?
I love short naps, long walks on the leash and honing my razor sharp teeth on hands, arms and feet.

What is your favorite restaurant or cuisine?
Being from Texas I'm partial to BBQ and Tex-Mex but my favorite restaurant only serves puppy chow.

Which super-hero do you most resemble?
I've been told I'm a dead ringer for Scarlett Johansson. When I grow up I want to be Iron Dog with rockets on all four paws.

What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
I almost jumped up on the sofa. I'm not sure what ``Olive, no!`` means but it must be good because I hear it every time I try, and I try a lot.

What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
Wow, at this point everything is unusual but rocks, bark dust and a very dangerous looking leaf that was blowing across the yard.

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
Warning - I'm so darn stinkin' cute!

The Mighty Sign Makers – Free-range, artisanal, quirky team of geeky, fun loving people.  We work in a cage-free environment, except for Jeff, (he has to stay in his cube for his own safety.)  Why?  Because creativity requires freedom and because the Bureau of Labor told us caging employees is bad, very bad.  Sign making is in our blood.  Not literally because that would be gross.  It’s one of our passions.  We’re THOSE people who wake up and can’t wait to go to work each morning because every day brings something new, and we have free coffee.

Why we are totally awesome

There are many Vancouver, WA sign shops.  Our staff takes great pride in the fact that 85% of our business is repeat or referral.  Our staff has the ability to see projects from the customer’s point of view.  Small imperfections in our work rarely make it out of our sign shop.  We are that picky.  We even track our pickiness.

Taking some liberties with IKEA names, we track GÏRTFTGet Ït Right The First Time is our pickiness metric.  GÏRTFT runs about 98% (hey, no one’s perfect!)  In our production room, there are lots of sharp knives and that requires steady hands.  One small slip and it something to be replaced (not fingers, all of the Mighty Sign Makers still have ten or more).  Sign Installations are another area fraught with danger.  We’re really good at it but if something does go wrong we point it out to the customer and then make it right.  We don’t believe in ‘they’ll never notice’ or ‘that’s close enough’.

High quality is something we strive to do on all projects such as Fleet Graphics, Lobby Signs, Reception Signs, Truck Wraps, Building Signs, Banners, Post and Panel Freestanding signs, Window lettering, and Trade Show displays to name a few.  Are you still reading?  Awesome!  You know you want to contact us, don’t you?  Pick up your keyboard and fill out the form below or give us a call at 360-635-5556 and a real human being will respond quickly.  We never leave you hanging!

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