DaVinci Signs designs, develops and manufactures in house and maintenances commercial signage in and surrounding Southern Alberta. Our employees are committed to creating professional designs and producing a final product with quality materials. We understand and appreciate the many challenges our clients face regarding standing out among their competitors and as such, we stress quality esthetics, materials and quick service at a value driven price.
By integrating new talent into the company, we are able to stay on top of the current technologies in software and design techniques. Our employees understand the basics of the business from the design process to production which enables them to offer the most suitable product for our clients.
We do our best to make the branding of our clients successful from initial concept to final creation.
DaVinci Signs will enhance the commercial art field in Southern Alberta by educating key employees and emphasizing quality service and products in the design, service and production fields of commercial branding.
In 1968, Lucien Douville graduated from Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver BC with a degree in commercial graphic design. Three years later, his daughter, Denise was born with a keen eye for design and layout from the beginning. Growing up, she observed her dad hand paint signs, eventually working part time for him after school, learning the industry.
Fast forward to 1993, when Denise earned her B.Sc. and B. Ed. from the University of Lethbridge. Denise aimed to carry on the family industry, so hung her shingle in Lethbridge as the newly named DaVinci Signs with Mark Johns, a thirteen year employee of her father.
Having a background in fine arts, Mark learned the industry from Lucien Douville as well and was mentored in a hands on, practical environment. By merging the expertise of Denise and Mark into DaVinci signs, they have been able to provide a professional sign service in and around Southern Alberta.
The business is comprised of two directors, Denise Douville and Mark Johns with both individuals maintaining a 50% equal share in the company. The business relationship between the two was a natural fit as both have been in the sign industry for a combined total of forty years.
Denise, with a university degree, was most capable of taking over the role of managing director of the company. She foresees any long term planning and implements the short and long term projects with the aid of the shareholders.
Mark, a natural sign technician in the realms of production and installation is ready to pass down his knowledge of the industry to skilled workers just entering the trade. He has taken a more passive role in the planning process and has become invaluable in the practical application of the business.
Accordingly, the two partners complement each others’ talents within the business which will enable the company to grow in the future.