Kent Nichols is widely known as an online video pioneer. In 2005, he co-created the web series Ask A Ninja, one of the first breakout success stories on YouTube and iTunes. The series has been viewed over 160 million times, quoted on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, featured in the New York Times, Wired, and numerous other publications and blogs. The series resulted in a number of wins for Nichols — the YouTube Award for Best Series, a Webby and a Streamy and he was nominated by the PGA for Digital series.
In 2011, Nichols began helping independent creators to get their work distributed across the web and help them build audiences. He has worked with PewDiePie, Ray William Johnson, Rooster Teeth, CaptainSparklez, Markiplier and other top talent as the director of creator and talent relations at Blip and Maker Studios.
After departing Maker Studios, Nichols embarked as a freelance producer, shepherding several high profile projects for New Form Digital, Pixel Corps, and StockX.