Who we are


CHRIS FREY is a journalist, filmmaker, writer, and publisher. During a 30-year career in media he has founded three award-winning publications, including Hazlitt, where he served as both editorial director and director of digital publishing for Penguin Random House Canada, Hazlitt’s publisher. A six-time winner at the National Magazine Awards in categories ranging from design, writing, and best overall magazine and website, for ten years he was the Toronto correspondent for Monocle magazine and radio. Credits include the Guardian, the Globe and Mail, CBC Radio, the Walrus, Monocle, Azure, Alpine Review, Kinfolk, Maisonneuve, Canadian Geographic.


PATRICK PITTMAN is a Toronto-based writer, editor, filmmaker, and strategist who has spent his career asking questions and building communities for pages, stages, screens, and microphones across the world. Formerly editor-in-chief at The Alpine Review and Dumbo Feather, he now helps a small global roster of clients with human understanding and research-driven strategic sensemaking. He has been a correspondent for Monocle in Australia, the South Pacific, and Canada. He was previously the creative and editorial director of Toronto content agency Totem, where he headed-up Folio and CMA award-winning projects with some of North America’s largest brands. He continues to consult regularly for creative agencies on content and strategy, and has worked with the New York Times’ T Brand Studio, Vice’s Virtue Worldwide and BBC Worldwide’s StoryWorks unit.