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Our Story

Founded by Michael Freitas in early 2023, MJF Creative started as a slight hope for Michael. Dreaming of becoming a part of the publishing and creative industry, they wanted an outlet to pursue each of their passions and to create a space for those who don't have their name in the industry yet, much like Michael when starting MJF Creative. Quickly after publishing their first Author Lookbook, it became a number one best-seller and hot new release on Amazon, taking them and this business to where they are now.

Meet the Team


Michael Freitas, CCO
(Chief Creative Officer)

Vancouver-born, Michael Freitas is a queer artist and award-winning writer; a poet, musician, and designer, Michael creates pieces in hopes of inspiration and relatability. Currently based in Toronto and attending OCAD University, Michael enjoys writing about personal experiences, timely issues, and local events, while spending time out and about, indulging in film, cafes, city exploration, and D&D.

Alyssa Johnson, EIC
(Editor in Chief)

Alyssa Johnson is a Canadian-based writer, poet, editor and photographer with East Indian and Jamaican heritage. As a queer writer of colour, Alyssa advocates strongly for diverse representation through her work. Currently studying at OCAD U for Creative Writing, she focuses on producing a variety of different styles of media, in hopes of building a connection to people through rhythm, writing and soul. When she isn’t writing she is cooking, reading or watching Masterchef with her dog, Twyla. 

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Lori Michael, COO
(Chief Operating Officer)

Lori Michael is an award-winning community developer. Her educational background compliments years of leadership and administrative experience gained in non-profit community-driven organizations. She is a seasoned researcher, public speaker and workshop presenter in the field of volunteer management. She also loves to talk.

Cordelia Shan, Project Consultant

A creator, writer, translator, and producer, Cordelia Shan is made in China with various East Asian ingredients, based in Toronto, ON. Currently marinating in Creative Writing at OCAD University, she enjoys reading books, eating good food, writing, making her podcast, and Jazz.


Meet the Authors


Theo Colinares,
Author of Acheron

Theo Colinares is a second-generation Filipino-Canadian author who dabbles in poetry and immerses himself in over-complicated world-building. Alongside writing, he enjoys playing bad bards in Dungeons & Dragons and collecting all sorts of little trinkets.


You can follow him on Instagram & Twitter.

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