Khaled Barakat

Founder & Brand Strategist

A business developer with expertise in marketing


Khaled Barakat

With a background in IT and a deep passion for Marketing, Khaled brings both the analytical and design thinking to every project.

Khaled began his creative career as a photographer at the CN Tower in Toronto at the age of 17. He then spent the next 18 years of his life in various roles that shaped his way of thinking. Khaled has been a recruiting & training manager, a business analyst, a client relationship manager, a graphic designer, a web designer, a social media manager, and a marketing strategist.

"Marketing was the glue that connected lots of the parts and pieces that I have learned through my life." - Khaled Barakat

In 2019, Khaled established The Barakat Group with the aim to use design and marketing to solve the business problems of his clients.

His passion for marketing is evident whether he is crafting client work or creating his own work for the Classy Vendor.

Vision & Beliefs

Khaled strongly believes that great design cannot happen without passion, intelligence and, above all, freedom; freedom of time (when to do it), freedom of place (where to do it), and freedom of boundaries (how to do it).

Khaled's vision is to make Barakat Group the "Most Innovative Branding Agency" in Canada.