OSTUKA TEAM

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US




JAMES KNIGHT

CO-FOUNDER

James Co-Founded OSTUKA with Asif out of his passion for creative design and originality.

James began working in Engineering & Product Design he then diversified into a more Artistic & Graphical route. From world-leading global brands to local businesses and startups, James’ experience spans all sectors, from Fashion & Retail to Media & Publishing. He now specializes in Graphic Design, Website Design, On-line Digital Media, Print, Branding/Logo Development, Packaging, Photography & Retouching.

more

After finishing his Bachelor of Arts at Central Saint Martins, he travelled to Europe & South America, where he worked as an Editor and Photographer for ‘Mais Magazine’. James has since led multiple companies as Creative Director over the past 10 years and always pushes the envelope in modern design. His personal portfolio includes extensive work with Web Pages and Website Design and he possess extensive technology skills. In addition, his freelance and business management experiences have allowed him to develop excellent project management and leadership skills. These talents together with his ability to schedule and coordinate projects have taught him to produce truly cutting edge results. He leads all creative projects undertaken by the OSTUKA team and particularly enjoys working with organisations that are looking to build long term design partnerships.

less


ASIF ALIDINA

CO-FOUNDER

Asif Co-Founded OSTUKA with James out of his love for technology and the startup lifecycle. 

Asif is the Managing Director of LEVIY UK, a software company specialising in mobile and cloud-based management tools for Facilities Management & Commercial Cleaning companies. Born and raised in London, Asif studied E-Commerce & Digital Business at the University of Nottingham’s School of Computer Science.

more

He went on to work in a variety of senior commercial and management positions across sectors such as Hospitality, Retail, Facilities Management and Technology. He also spent several years working in the Non-Profit sector with the Aga Khan network of institutions where he managed Resource Development and Communications activities across North America, Europe and Africa. Over the course of his career Asif has advised and consulted for a number of successful technology startups helping them turn ideas into apps, build commercial strategies and obtain funding. These include high-street retail engine PocketHighStreet, restaurant discount app CityMunch, parenting tool PlayyDates and food technology startup SELFFEE, among many others. Asif’s solid experience in Business Development and Marketing combined with his diverse personal and professional experiences help guide OSTUKA’s mission of developing Businesses of the Future.

less


DAVID THOMSON

HEAD OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

David is a seasoned software professional with over 10 years of experience in Software Development, Database Management, Project Management and Quality Assurance. Based in Toronto, Canada, David has spent a large part of his career working with startups to develop their technology, ensure they have secure well tested products and that the company overall is ready for potential acquisition.

more

David has worked with the likes of Juice Mobile (acquired by YP Canada), Fixmo (acquired by Good Technology) and a number of other companies where he led development, quality engineering and penetration testing. David’s love for mobile technology and agile working has led him to manage the development of a number of mobile applications and tools for clients of all shapes and sizes. David also recently developed the world’s first Attribution Tag for use in delivering a Return on Investment for brands and agencies involved in digital marketing.

less


ZIA HIRJI

HEAD OF DIGITAL MARKETING

Zia is a firm believer that strategic, data driven decisions should also be at the core of any Digital Marketing initiative. What sets him apart from the rest is his ability to gauge and capture an audience, which combined with his experience of executing effective campaigns and tracking top trends, makes him a formidable force in any digital marketing initiative. Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Zia has worked with a number of prominent organisations, including the likes of BBTV and Epic Records.



GET IN TOUCH

We will help you to achieve your goals and to grow your business.


REQUEST A QUOTE NOW