November 16, 2015, 5:59 AM
"Signs, signs, everywhere a sign," the song complains. But can you imagine trying to find the place you're looking for without signs? Few of us stop to think who is behind the look, style and construction of signs. Garrett Mattimoe, a designer for Vancouver Sign Group, is one of those who help us know when we've arrived at our destination. Straight out of trade school and in his 20s, he landed a job that launched a 25-year career he's never even considered leaving. "I love drawing what's asked of me by the customer," he says. "You want to blow their minds, even with a simple pole sign. I'm driven by a desire to please."