Benjamin Leszcz is a writer, editor and communications consultant living in Toronto, Canada.
Leszcz has written for a range of prominent publications, including Bon Appétit, Details and Monocle. As a creative consultant, he has worked with such fashion brands as Urban Outfitters and Aldo, and he’s helped launch a range of digital ventures, from Omviva, a personal healthcare app, to the daily deal service, Google Offers.
In 2001, as an undergraduate, Leszcz co-founded Entrepôt, a student magazine of ideas, which grew to reach nearly 40,000 readers on campuses across Canada. Shortly after graduating, he joined the editorial staff of the celebrated, now-defunct general interest title, Saturday Night. He later became the style editor of Toro, which was, for the duration of its four-year life in print, Canada’s finest men’s magazine. After Toro, Leszcz moved to Montreal, where he was the senior editor of enRoute, Air Canada’s in-flight magazine. In 2008, Leszcz became a founding partner in DailyXY, a Canadian online men’s magazine; he also served as that magazine’s editor-in-chief for two years.
In 2010, Leszcz moved to London, UK, and soon began working with Vice as an editor focused on custom publications. Later that year, he joined Winkreative, a multi-disciplinary, international communications agency founded by Tyler Brûlé. At Wink, Leszcz has worked on a range of branding, editorial and advertising projects for such clients as HyundaiCard (Korea), Swire Properties (Hong Kong), Shauns Shades (US), the Taoyuan International Airport (Taiwan) and Stanhope (UK). He also worked extensively on the Porter Airlines account, serving as the deputy editor of the airline’s in-flight magazine, Reporter, and as a creative director of the brand’s advertising.
In the summer of 2013, Leszcz moved back to Toronto to join the strategic communications agency Whitman Emorson as a partner.