Local Family Sign Business Converts to Fastsigns Centre

Author: FASTSIGNS® of Athabasca, AB

Locally-based Sign Dezign has converted to FASTSIGNS® of Athabasca, AB, under the direction of Ian Nichols. Sign Dezign has serviced the oil and gas industry for over 22 years and have been known for their industrial signs, decals, placards and tags. As a new FASTSIGNS location, they look forward to expanding their capabilities, services and product offerings to better support existing and new clients.

In addition to Ian who brings his background of several decades in the sign industry, his team includes his two sons, Coby Nichols and Quinten Nichols. Their team also consists of Phil Arellano and Teresa Malcolm. Phil Arellano is the team’s Graphic Designer who has been in the print industry for 25 years, while Teresa Malcolm has been the team’s Administrator for the past seven years.

Ian grew up in a small town just outside of Edmonton called Gibbons. With a family cabin not far out of town, he has been coming to the area throughout his life. After graduation, he moved to Athabasca and has been a resident for 32 years.

Ian decided to join the FASTSIGNS brand because of the strength of the FASTSIGNS brand and network in addition to the time-tested support he would receive in the areas of marketing, business, sales and new product research and development.

Athabasca has a long history steeped in commerce that dates back to the days when The Athabasca river played a major transportation role in the fur trade industry. Nestled against a beautiful backdrop on the river and opportunities for growth, the FASTSIGNS® of Athabasca, AB conversion is perfectly timed.

“We pride ourselves on our unparalleled customer service, with fast turnarounds and the highest quality of work for our clients,” said Ian Nichols. “As an active part of the local community for over two decades, we have always been proud supporters of all the special events in the community. We look forward to providing even more visual communication possibilities for local businesses and organizations.”

FASTSIGNS® of Athabasca, AB is located at 4814-50th St., in Athabasca and is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


FASTSIGNS® of Athabasca, AB is a locally and independently owned and operated sign, graphics and visual communications company that provides comprehensive visual marketing solutions to customers of all sizes—across all industries—to help them attract more attention, communicate their message, sell more products, help visitors find their way and extend their branding across all of their customer touchpoints including décor, events, wearables, digital signage and marketing materials. To learn more, visit or call (780) 809-4663.