CCO + General Manager
In 2017 Brendon Rayner joined the Banff Sign Company as the Chief Creative Officer and General Manager. Brendon brings over 20 years of custom signage and graphic design experience to Banff and has worked in a wide range of roles. Brendon has served as sign production manager to engineering and design. Prior to partnering in the acquisition of Banff Sign Co., Brendon was a partner in eCommerce startup 310-SIGN which was acquired in 2017 for 7-figures. Brendon has been featured in Sign Media Magazine for his outstanding career accomplishments in the sign industry. From directional signs to wayfinding systems, and regulatory signs. He continues to use his creative design skills to lead the sign industry and set the benchmark which others strive to follow.
Ontario native Allyson, started with the Banff Sign Company in 2014 and has become our key in-house sign designer. She studied Media, Art and Design at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario receiving her Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design. After a few years of working within an advertising company for a large property development firm in Toronto, Allyson was ready for a change. She followed her heart to the beautiful Town of Banff, and began working at the Banff Sign Co. Allyson enjoys being able to apply her creative design skills to a variety of signage mediums and excels at working with businesses who are looking for a fresh logo design to align to the iconic Banff mountain scape.
PM, Creative Lead
Ashley Brennan is our lead project manager and creative designer. Although she has a major in Finance and Accounting from the University of Alberta, her eye for design far exceeded her interest in ‘numbers’ and is second to none. Upholding your brand identity and authenticity is her number one focus. She received her Bachelor of Commerce in 2006 and has built not one, but multiple, successful businesses since including Thinkwerx, 310-SIGN and Knorth Creative. Ashley focuses her energy on her 3 kids and leading the team at our Edmonton design agency, Knorth Creative.
Kelso Brennan is a successful entrepreneur based in Edmonton, Alberta. Kelso and his team acquired the Banff Sign Company in 2016 after successfully exiting two previous creative & tech companies he founded. As an avid startup investor, real estate manager and business mentor, Kelso spends most of his time expanding his professional network and partnerships. Kelso is actively involved in volunteering as the President of the Alberta Sign Association, Edmonton Neon Sign Museum, Startup Edmonton speaker, Community Futures Alberta speaker and more. Kelso is currently completing his Executive MBA at the University of Alberta, and continues to assist the Banff Sign Company with strategy, technology and marketing. Kelso is also the GM of Hi Signs | The Fath Group after the company he founded, 310-SIGN, was acquired in 2017.