Vinyl Lettering & Printed Graphic
Window, Floor & Wall Graphics
Safety & Compliance Signs
Logo & Sign Design
Decals & Labels
Building Signs & Dimensional Letters
Trade Show & Event Signage
Job Site & Yard Signs
Directional & Way-finding Signs
Vehicle & Boat Graphics
A-Board / Sidewalk Signs
President, Founder, Fearless Leader
When Tim founded Special-T Signs in 1979 the business entailed mostly striping cars at local dealerships. Since then the business has evolved from striping cars and hand painted signage to high definition digital printed graphics. The changes he has seen in the industry with the size of jobs and what can be achieved has been amazing; from wrapping any size vehicle to covering interior walls with beautiful picture perfect graphics and lettering. He is excited to see what changes are still to come in the industry, and he is certain that Special-T will continue to thrive along with it.
Tim feels blessed to have three sons and three grandchildren. His favorite activities are boating in the San Juans, watersports on Lake Whatcom, and snow skiing on the local mountains. He is also active in the Whatcom Chamber of Commerce, The Building Industry Association, and The Bellingham Connections Group.
Special-T is Dave’s family’s business, and he’s been around the industry as long as he can remember. He’s worked in every aspect of the business, and now he trains Special-T employees to be the best sign makers around. He has a BA from Hawaii Pacific University and continues to be active with community groups such as the Chamber of Commerce.
Married with no children, he and his wife enjoy traveling domestically and abroad. They love living in the Northwest with all it has to offer, from snow skiing in the mountains to boating around the San Juan Islands. Any given day you may find him walking their dog, fishing on their boat, refereeing high school football games, or flying in an airborne mission for the Civil Air Patrol.
Sales / Account Executive
Brandon is the “starting line” for our sales program. He enjoys working with customers to find the best solution for their signage needs, and he enjoys staying knowledgable and up-to-date on new products. It is his goal to get the customer a fair price and a great product. Though he gives it his all when he is at work, at home it’s evident that his wife and their dogs are the most important things in his life. They have two boxers who are beyond spoiled. If Brandon is not spending time with them, he is either watching or playing sports, or is working out. Originally from Olympia, WA, he graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2011 with a major in communications & journalism. He then moved to Bellingham and has loved it here ever since.
With 15 years of installation experience and professional training from Justin Pate (of The Wrap Institute), we were proud to have Edward join our team. He grew up in California an army brat, enlisted himself in the army for 4 years, then moved to Texas where he lived for 20 years. New to the Bellingham area, we are sure he is going to enjoy the camping and fishing that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. He also enjoys playing & watching sports and hanging out with his wife, daughter, 2 sons, and 6 grandkids!2
Lead Graphic Designer
With nine years of production art and graphic design experience, Dana’s skill set includes creating quality designs quickly and efficiently. She enjoys working with a team to provide customers with a design and product that they are happy with.
On her time off, Dana promotes her passion about the nutrition and power of foods as nature has provided them. If she’s not on a hike with her husband and their dog, you’ll find her either working in their organic garden or in their kitchen preparing vegan raw foods.
A recent graduate of the Graphic Design program at Whatcom Community College, Nick is already fitting right into the professional world of sign design. With great technical abilities and a good amount of creativity, we’re excited to see what he comes up with for future designs. When not working at Special-T, Nick enjoys drumming, listening to music, enjoying nature, hanging out with friends and family, and spending time with his best friend and wife, Taylor.
Haans has worked in many positions here at Special-T, but is currently enjoying the variety that being an installer provides. He especially likes working on boat graphics (good thing, because we do a lot of boat graphics here!). During his time off he and his wife, Tamara, are busy with their new baby boy! With this capable couple’s love for adventure, and with Haans’ love for flying, hiking, foraging for mushrooms, gourmet cooking, & molecular gastronomy, we are sure their child will have a well-rounded childhood and fabulous parents.
Paul is our newest team member here at Special-T. He moved to Bellingham last year, all the way from London. He enjoys spending time with his wife, exploring all that Bellingham has to offer, and one of his passions is photography. Here at the shop, Paul handles all the printing and preparation with efficiency and professionalism, and is an asset to our team who always seems to put a smile on our face.
“Special-T has been providing high-quality graphics and service to Alpha and OutBack for over 8 years. We use them exclusively for our trade show graphics, building signs, posters, banners and more. We love being able to support a small, local business and appreciate the level of excellence and professionalism that Special-T brings to the table.”
– Danielle Haller, Lead Graphic Designer, Alpha Technologies
– Paul Razore, President, Sanitary Service Company, Inc. (SSC)
October 13, 2017
We Won!We are so proud of our team for creating this winning design that we entered in the ShopVox design contest. It’s a used pop up camper that boss Tim bought, and we turned it into a shiny new looking camper that goes great with his truck and boat. Congratulatio...
September 29, 2017
October A-boardsAre you considering ordering an A-board? This month we are taking $20 off any A-board order. It’s an inexpensive and flexible way to increase the exposure of your business. Here are a few things you might want to consider for your A-board design… Simple...
October 12, 2016
Tax Deductions for Advertising on Your CarSavvy business owners creatively promote their businesses by putting advertisements on their cars. This can include painted adverts, stickers, or even vanity plates. While there are many ways to turn business use of your vehicle into a tax deduction, you must be ca...
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Bellingham, WA 98229