Creative Director and Partner
KITESTRING Creative Branding Studio
Since 2007, Chris Farias has been an engaged part of the arts community in Hamilton and throughout Southern Ontario, and has worked with many arts organizations to brand, market and develop campaigns to achieve awareness and increased sales, including Hamilton Arts Awards, Culture for Kids in the Arts, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, CoBALT Connects, Double Barrel Studios, Black Box Fire Theatre Company, Hammer Entertainment, and visual artist Stephanie Seagram. In addition to his work with KITESTRING, Chris donates his support, time and expertise to a range of arts-based causes, charitable ventures, and not-for-profit organizations. He is a board member and current vice chair of Culture for Kids in the Arts; a long-time supporter of Art Crawl; a patron of art galleries, live theatre, music venues and film festivals; and a champion of local talent. As a columnist for Hamilton Business in The Hamilton Spectator, Chris is able to inspire others to experience, support and explore arts with the goal of enriching the individual as well as the collective community.