Our People

18 years and thousands of projects under our belt, our skills keep growing.

We're Grateful

We couldn’t do what we do without the spirit, skill and commitment of our team. The collective talent of 1dea staff, our web development team and other creative partners empower us to succeed.


In 2005, our Founder and Creative Director, Karen Bonhomme had a vision to create an agency that would make an impact in Kingston. Her goal was to help businesses enhance their marketing effectiveness by developing meaningful brands with a strategic design. But this vision needed a foundation.

needs to surpass the goal of just looking pretty.
must solve a problem & create engagement.
Relationships matter
as we value reputation as our core commodity.

And we’ve stayed true to these commitments.

By following this mantra, one client quickly grew to two, which in-turn, quickly grew to many more. 18 years later, we continue to build our client-base through the power of good work and the customers who refer us.


By carrying through those core values and living them everyday, 1dea has grown into a thriving agency it is today. We continue to provide our clients with meaningful, quality and well-planned creative solutions that leverage the best of its brand and goals for growth.

To describe us, we’re simply a close-knit team of individuals who truly care about each other and the work we do. And we work extremely hard to make exceptional work happen. Our synergy and wonderful working relationship is strong because we each bring different skill-sets to the table.

Everyone on our team has dedicated their entire career to crafting their skill, adapting to change and to pushing the limits of their discipline. Every designer, developer, marketer and copywriter on our team employs significant experience in their trade and is very supportive of our philosophy to do meaningful and great work; that helps our clients achieve success.

As a company, we’re continually proud of the work we do, but that doesn’t stop us from wanting to be better, to learn more and to discover new tricks. Do we make it easy on ourselves? Not a chance. We’re our biggest critics. But in the end we know we’ve exhausted ourselves to come up with that one great idea that sets the stage for growth. We hope you feel the same.

See our work

Strategy, Leadership & Graphic Designers
Karen Bonhomme
Karen Bonhomme
President & Creative Director
Trevor Trewartha
Trevor Trewartha
CEO & Strategic Director
Dominique Rideout
Dominique Rideout
Web & Digital Project Manager
Crystal Wiesner
Crystal Wiesner
Senior Graphic Designer
Holly Hamilton
Holly Hamilton
Senior Graphic Designer
Sabrina Young
Sabrina Young
Senior Graphic Designer
Meagan Patry
Meagan Patry
Senior Graphic Designer
Shane O’Quinn
Shane O’Quinn
Web Development Lead & Inbound/Search Engine Marketer
Website Developers

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Small, yet mighty

Our people are our strongest asset. We recognize the importance of not only recruiting the best talent, but continuing to foster their skills.
of our team are senior level employees
time spent in office collaborating, 50% flexible for remote working
2business partners
1 right-brained &
1 left-brained
balance is always
a priority
are an absolute
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1dea is larger than you think

1dea works in partnership with Communo, a collective group of talented creatives, marketers, strategists and consultants in a variety of disciplines including PR, videography, animation, illustration, photography, brand strategy, digital strategy, media planning, copywriting, app development, HR consultancy and you name it...they're all there. It's an excellent synergy for us. Clients benefit in knowing that 1dea’s fulfillment is backed by a larger consortium of creative professionals willing to assist 1dea, should the creative, strategic and technical needs support it.

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