About

Let’s meet

Hi, I’m Hannah. I grew up between Barcelona, Moscow and Dubai, and I’m currently based in my new beautiful home—Toronto. I’m a journalist, communications consultant and CEO of FAJO Magazine. To-date, I have 16 years of international experience, speak 4 languages and have lived in 6 countries.

I love building teams of people who are passionate about their work and creativity. Over the years, I’ve been lucky to meet and work with many such people at FAJO Magazine, Estée Lauder, Plan International, Canadian Cancer Society, Canwest/Postmedia newspaper network, National Post and OK! Magazine (Dubai edition) among others.

I also love learning from others and spreading knowledge to younger generations. As such, I’ve appeared as an on-air personality on many Canadian television and radio shows, and served as a teaching assistant, presenter and guest judge at Carleton University, Ryerson University, Centennial College, Seneca College and RCC Institute of Technology (Yorkville University).

Since as a journalist I specialize in the fashion and entertainment beat, a fun part of my work involves meeting celebrities on a regular basis. Over the years, I’ve interviewed and photographed many icons, including Al Pacino, Coco Rocha, Mariah Carey, Dean and Dan Caten, Isaac Mizrahi, Kate Winslet, Kate Beckinsale, Clive Owen, Rebecca Minkoff, Derek Lam, Enrique Iglesias, Jeanne Beker, Deepak Chopra, Catherine Malandrino, Arlene Dickinson and Bryan Adams.

Over the last 7 years, I’ve also expanded my portfolio and have partnered in influencer capacities with hundreds of brands, including LG, Dove, Ford, Tourism Toronto, Los Angeles Tourism, Rogers, Holt Renfrew, L’Occitane en Provence, Quaker Oats, Kérastase, Delissio, Redken, Nespresso, Kleenex, Thompson Hotels, Four Seasons Hotels, W Hotels and many, many more.

I’m a proud graduate and supporter of Carleton University’s school of journalism. I try to support it as much as I can, whether that means contributing to their existing scholarship programs so that young students can benefit accordingly, or promoting the school to everyone I know. Studying there was an invaluable experience that has shaped me as a journalist and a professional. It has also shaped me as a person. I made some incredible friendships there with people who I love and who inspire me daily.

Last but not least, of course there is a question about hobbies! My personal passions are travelling (which I do regularly), hiking (which I do occasionally) and sleeping in (which I almost never do; but still love).

Thanks for reading this and I hope we get to meet soon!

Select honours & awards

Here are some of my awards:

  • Tabbie Award (Silver) – Front Cover, Digital Imagery category (Trade Association Business Publications International, 2017)
  • Bravo Award – Award of Distinction (Canadian Association of Communicators in Education, 2016)
  • CEO’s Spotlight Employee Award (Plan International Canada, 2014)
  • Education Foundation Award (Problems of the Mass Media, 2009)
  • Achievement Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Social Activities (International Baccalaureate, 2001)

You can view my full resume on my LinkedIn page.

Let’s work together

I specialize in 5 areas:

  • Writing and editing
    (web content, magazine and newspaper articles, annual reports, C-level executive speeches, corporate writing, copyediting)
  • Photography
  • Sponsored content
    (advertorials and marketing content)
  • Social media strategies and campaigns
  • Event planning

To hire me, get a quote or discuss any project, feel free to get in touch anytime!

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