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Work With People Your Mom Would Love

She’ll find us charming and really smart. We’ll do the dishes and she’ll send us home with a hug and leftover pie. Later, she’ll tell you she thought we were just the very best. Here’s why:

We do what we say we’re gonna do when we say we’re gonna do it.

Our talent is explosive but our egos are in check—so we’re impressive but not annoyingly so.

We are nurturers who care deeply about brands, clients, and moms.

We don’t mess around; we get things done. Then maybe we mess around a little.

This is who we are

Banko Creative Studio is an independent, creative content agency. From our locations in Hamilton and Bruce County, we create content and tell stories across all media for regional, national and North American clients.

We’ve been doing this for a long while —since 1996 to be exact.

Back then you might have known us as Banko Media. A name change and a few decades later, we’ve shared a lot of beers and a lot of cheers with small businesses, large corporations, and non-profit organizations.

Fancy wordsmiths would call our team “multi-disciplinary”; we just call us “really darn good at a bunch of really valuable things.” This ultimately means no cookie cutter solutions (unless you’re a cookie cutter business). We solve unique business problems with unique creative solutions, using a combination of our diverse in-house skill sets.


Thoughtful and well-planned B2C and B2B content marketing strategies are integral to every great (and successful) campaign—for start-ups and long-established brands and all in between. We very intentionally and incredibly carefully select words and imagery to spread your message in the most meaningful and well-rounded way.


 Whatever your business requires to tell its story best—a commercial, short film, how-to video, etc.—our in-house photographers will capture it on location or in our studio and bring that story to life in a big way.



When we design and write, we do so for impact. And nothing short of that. We’re sticklers for print, digital, and experiential work that cannot be ignored—or forgotten. We design logos, illustrations and ad campaigns. We write for publications, websites, and so much more. Our ideas are endless.



Whether it’s airtime on your local radio or  TV station, a specialty print publication, social media, or reputation and community management—we’ll help you cut through the clutter.

Meet your storytellers

Dan Banko

Partner, Creative Director

Tara Bryk

Partner, Managing Director

Sandra Mulder


Taylor Wallace

Associate Producer

Michelle Hayward

Art Director

Jennifer Co

Junior Designer

Julia Marchionda

Project Coordinator

Brianne Clarkson

Social Media Coordinator

Julia Preston


Rebecca Mattina

Social Media Writer


Web Development

Contact us

Want to learn more about us or discuss a new project?  Connect with Dan or Tara by phone, email, or in-person. They love a great phone conversation. And our whole team loves a pop-by.