Ian studied software development and graphic design at North Island College. He graduated with honours and had the college asking themselves, “How can we create more students like him?” During his time there, he created a tech startup for an application called Stridr and became the first college student for Innovation Island to be invited into the BC Venture Acceleration Program.

Having a taste for startups on his palette, Ian founded Objektiv Digital, a digital agency in Courtenay, where he designs apps, websites, and other digital projects as a contractor. He also likes to keep his WordPress and graphic design skills sharp by working with local designers, developers, marketers, and non-tech entrepreneurs.