Ash Kapriyelov

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Ash Kapriyelov
Public Speaking
Content creation
Community Management

About Info


Ash Kapriyelov (Kaprielov)

Email Address


Manchester, UK


Communications, public speaking, event management, community management and content creation

Short Bio

Ash Kapriyelov is a CIPR accredited Communications professional, journalist, blogger, filmmaker and project manager. He has a long history of assisting with and producing large-scale projects, especially within the Tomb Raider community, such as Replay Events’ Tomb Raider 20th Anniversary Core Design QA at Play Expo Manchester 2016.

For his commitment to retrogaming and Tomb Raider community he was called "Lara's Biggest fan" by a number of magazines including The Edge and RetroGamer.

Ash has built a following out of not only playing the games, but also producing music and reference work based on the series of games. Alongside being a journalist and blogger, he also spends his time streaming.

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What I Do?

Community Management

and engagement

Project Management

and delivery

Videogame Preservation

research and archiving

Content Creation

and production

Public Speaking

and presentation



New Tomb Raider animation from Angel of Darkness writer covers lost period between fourth and sixth games

EDGE Magazine

How a Tomb Raider superfan found the means to produce an orchestral reimagining of the series’


Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony Album Is Available To Stream Now


Tomb Raider animated film by Angel of Darkness writer finally resolves the series' biggest cliffhanger

BBC News

Tomb Raider fans tell how game changed their lives


A remake of the music of Tomb Raider from its original series composer hits Spotify and iTunes

Gayming Magazine
Gayming Magazine

Streamer Spotlight: Ash Kaprielov


Lara's Superfan

Retrogamer Magazine

Lara's Superfan


Original developer of Tomb Raider tried to salvage cancelled 10th Anniversary Edition with Indiana Jones and National Treasure pitches

Official Playstation Magazine

Symphony of the Dark


Ash’s talk at TR26 event in Derby. Ash sat down with Luke to discuss Tomb Raider: The Myth of El Hawa and his work as a content creator. Due to a technical issue at the venue the audio did not record properly the backup record was used. Subtitles are embedded to make it more clear 


Gayming Mag’s podcasts focus on all things gaming and LGBT+ issues.

Watch / Listen to Podcast featuring Ash

Ghosts of Games That Never Were

What about the games that never make it to market? Do they have stories worth telling, or lessons worth learning? These are the ghosts of games that never were. Learn about the life and death (and afterlife) of Half-Life for Mac, Desert Bus, Citizens, and Core Design’s Tomb Raider: 10th Anniversary Edition — along with the strange fascination we have with games that didn’t get published.

Listen to the episode.


The Salford Mayor has awarded Ash an award in recognition of his contribution to video game preservation, and the wider impact that has on the gaming community of Salford and the local economy. Also for his volunteer work with Ukrainian refugees within Salford and Greater Manchester, specifically in translation services.
The Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals awarded Ash with the platinum dotCOMM award for community management  work on the Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony music album. 
The heavy (3kg!) trophy was produced by Society Awards who do trophies for Golden Globe, AMA’s, Emmy’s and MTV!

Tomb of Ash is recognised as Entertainment Media Blog of the Year by Manchester Prestige awards!

Ash’s Community Management efforts for Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony got us a Bronze Digital Communications Award.

The Digital Communication Awards have rewarded outstanding online projects and campaigns since 2011. Hosted by Quadriga University, the awards are open to companies and agencies, associations and NGOs, political institutions and parties from all over the globe.

There were over 4000 entries year and Tomb of Ash was one of the very few who made it through to the finals in 2018.

Interesting Facts

Years Experience
Projects Done


Passing Year: 2015Grade: First Class
Liverpool John Moore's University
Passing Year: 2016Grade: 2:1
Liverpool John Moore's University


CurrentCommunications Manager
Overseeing the creation and delivery of high-priority campaigns for the local government.
2024Art Producer
• Coordinated with artists, designers, and other stakeholders to ensure clear communication and delivery. • Coordinated legacy asset search and delivery, sourcing appropriate imagery, illustrations, or other visual and digital elements. • Maintained effective communication with all the stakeholders. • Networked to identify the location of the lost media and assets and negotiating their release for the project.
2018 - 2022Digital Communications Officer
• Create, inspire and engage content across multiple platforms using audience insight, channel expertise and creative communications skills • Manage digital engagement activity on a day to day basis, drive discussion and manage responses across networks • Define, deliver and evaluate stories to audiences across the University of Salford by working in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders • Evaluate emerging digital platforms and technologies and make recommendations on their potential adoption • Produce and edit engaging and creative content and advise colleagues on how to translate technical messages into relevant and understandable content • Work collaboratively with colleagues across the institution to deliver clear, shared briefs, ensuring all content is appropriate for the platform and audience • Assist with the promotion and delivery of digital content across the University’s digital channels including social media and the website • Analyse and report on success of content and campaigns to inform future creative decisions • Project Manage the largest re-shape of student services' online presence, moving the entire website onto closed-off intranet, reproducing and improving hundreds of pages to make it more relevant and visually appealing to audiences • Train and advise colleagues and academics on the best way of engaging audiences and present imaginative solutions to specific engagement challenges
2017 - 2018Communications Coordinator
Created engaging content on university and student priorities through a range of appropriate channels • Curated several internal student communication channels developing them to be effective and engaging • Planned, produced, compiled and issued effective communications, including the creation and delivery of campaigns • Managed a team of student bloggers • Worked with colleagues to ensure t student engagement activities were promoted through student channels • Delivered creative written content including news articles, designed resources and event updates to drive deeper engagement with students • Provided timely and accurate reports on performance and made recommendations for improvements
2016 - 2020Project Manager, Comms Lead, Exec Producer
Acted as the point of contact and communicated project status to all stakeholders. Coordinated activities, community engagement, resources, equipment, venues and information • Managed finances and budget of £150K • Secured over £70k of investment from crowdfunding through social media, communications and PR. • Managed international team of 15 production and in-house professionals • Developed and delivered engagement strategy, social media channels, campaigns, website and content from the ground up • Acted as a main point of contact to national and international press and influencers • Worked alongside big music names like Dr. Richard Niles (Kylie Minogue, Take That, Cher, Madonna, Pet Shop Boys), Tina Guo (Batman v Superman, Hans Zimmer Band, Wonder Woman) and Hans Zimmer's musicians to deliver a first-class experience to the audience

Contact Me

    Email Address

    Phone Number

    +44 (0)161 298 1402


    83 Ducie Street Manchester M1 2JQ