Chris Frampton is a Toronto-based writer, creator, and strategist.
An award-winning alumnus of York University's critical theory program, Chris has been creating content on and about the internet since 1996. A former regular feature writer for the Toronto Star, Chris's most prescient work explored the phenomena of camming, digital communication, and online gaming addiction years before they appeared on the public's cultural radar. In 2004 he wrote, edited, designed and published Pressgang.ca, Canada's first media criticism and culture blog.
Chris's award-winning films have appeared in the Toronto Urban Film Festival, National Screen Institute Online Film Festival, and Christie Pits Outdoor Film Festival, and on sites like Torontoist and Time.com.
As a photographer Chris's work has been published internationally in Rolling Stone Germany, Complex, YRB, Peace Magazine, In the Black, and more, and he has photographed celebrities such as Margaret Atwood, Sean Paul, and Bloc Party. In 2008 he was awarded the PDN Faces award from Photo District News, the photography industry's leading news magazine, and has appeared as a guest photographer on shows for CBC, Slice Network and YTV.
He is the former creative director at Henry's Canada where he mentored employee creators and led editorial and creative strategy on The Lens, a quarterly magazine for photographers and content creators.
An innovative creative marketer and strategist, Chris has helped build brands and campaigns for arts organizations including Harbourfront Centre (Kuumba, Nordic Bridges, Speak Surge Amplify) Soulpepper (Her Words), Buffer Festival, and the Toronto International Festival of Authors. He is the former creative director and strategist at NPO-focused marketing agency Purpose Global and director of strategy at Jacknife Design, where he led brand thinking for some of Canada's highest-profile companies.