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Founder @ Particl Digital & QueryFox Inc.
Ash is a Queen’s University Electrical & Computer Engineering Alumni, Full Stack Developer, Photographer, Videographer, Designer, and former Machinima Director living in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
His passion for design and web development started in Grade 6 when he started making satirical Youtube videos, websites, and gaming forums. By Grade 7 he was playing with special effects in Photoshop and After Effects. By high school he had built several dozen websites – his favorite pastime back then was running a popular vBulletin forum with around 10,000 Members.
By Grade 10, he turned more of his attention to YouTube in which he created satirical gaming videos and editing tutorials. A year later, he amassed over 3,000 subscribers, and a total of 3.2 million views spread across 20 videos. His breakthrough occured when one of his viral pieces got featured on the popular gaming magazine Kotaku, formerly owned by Gawker Media. Recognizing the quality of his work, WarnerMedia’s Machinima (a U.S.-based multiplatform online entertainment network) offered him a Director / Consulting position. During this position, his assigned Community Manager was the talented Lon Strickland who held Producer and Director roles for movies such as G.I Joe, Star Trek, 2012 and countless more. Ash’s work later appeared in the German TV station’s ZDF documentary titled ‘Die Nintendo Story’.
In 2014, he was awarded the Junior Achievement Award during the 59th annual awards gala in the 1000 Islands by MP Gord Brown, MPP Steve Clark, and Mayor-elect Joseph Baptista. A year later he became the youngest member on the board of directors at his region’s Chamber of Commerce.
During his time at Queen’s he held tech related executive positions for the Energy & Commodities Association, as well as QWEAO (Water Environment Association of Ontario) in which he helped organize their first ever Conference.
He later provided volunteer consulting skills in his position of Youth Representative at the Township of Leeds & The Thousand Islands – advocating for high speed internet access across rural Ontario and sitting on the committee overseeing their newly drafted economic development plan.
In conjunction with Queen’s University, he was part of a team that designed and developed a reliable Drone Detection Mechanism for RC Drones functioning on the 27MHz spectrum.
After graduation, Ash turned down several job offers from major tech companies to work for himself. He held a part time contracting position in association with Google in which he aided in search engine optimization and evaluation.
Aside from Particl Digital, Ash concurrently holds the Founder and CEO/CTO position at his growing SaaS startup, QueryFox Inc. That enables Municipalities to function more efficiently while upholding transparency.
QueryFox is a Kingston-based tech startup that is currently incubated downtown Kingston through the Startup Runway program run by Queen’s Office of Partnership & Innovation. His startup recently graduated from the Wings Accelerator run by several talented business mentors from L-Spark. QueryFox is also part of the IBM’s Innovation Incubator Project allowing him and his team to leverage state of the art cloud computing architecture services for AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain and more.
Read more about Ash and the origins of his startup by reading the feature story ‘Young Entrepreneurs’ in the Fall 2019 Edition of Kingston City Guide.
Ash’s other projects include constantly expanding/developing his skill set, developing a personal brand, as well as launching several sister initiatives through the Particl Network.
His other hobbies include fitness, cooking, dancing, and satiating his addiction to sushi while trying not to feed into his night-owl tendencies.
Steven K. Original
Steven K Original
Director of Design @ Particl Digital
Founder @ Steven K Original & Cognised
Steven K Strawbridge (@stevenkoriginal) is a professional freelance visual artist from Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Husband. Father. Business designer. Brand developer. Art director. Typography nerd.
He’s a senior level designer/art director who specializes in brand identity, business strategy, logo design, and concept development.
Steven’s services help brands & businesses achieve their goals, accelerate growth, and gain a competitive advantage through the power of design. He helps find creative solutions for modern business problems using principles of design, marketing and psychology. In addition to his digital design, he also offers a wealth of experience in print.
For over 10 years he has aimed to provide consistent creative solutions that are timeless, clever and original.
Director Of Strategy @ Particl Digital
Founder @ Launchr Studio
Ibne Jahish is a Product Manager in disruptive technology that aids high growth companies to turn complex ideas into digital presences. He loves to transform innovative business concepts into user-friendly value propositions.
With a strong track record in owning end to end product development launches, he is known for formulating a definitive product strategy, achieving a product-market fit and delivering value propositions for clients. Currently, he is serving on various digital initiatives with low to high maturity start-up companies helping them grow and meet the expectations of their users. His former roles include product management at notable fortune 500 companies such as Johnson and Johnson and TD Ameritrade.
Ibne is interested in things that don’t work very well and is involved in how he can properly produce an outcome that can impact the quality of life for the mass.
Exclusive Creators Network
Consisting of talented entrepreneurs, and creatives – the Particl Network offers invaluable resources, collaboration, and comradery.
Who you surround yourself with, you become. What you think of yourself, you are. Who you speak to – reflects.
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