Christopher Muggridge is a creative and technical writer based in London, Canada. He engages in a wide range of writing styles including poetry, personal essays, articles, short stories, novels, and business communications. He often draws on his personal experiences with bipolar disorder, anxiety, and depression to write about mental health issues and his perspectives on human interaction. In addition to writing for his own personal pursuits, he is also the Creative Strategist and writer for Lumin8 Strategy & Design Agency Inc.
His career has included roles as a developer for multiple website design agencies, the launch and eventual sale of his own successful new media development company, and a progression of freelance and bespoke programming opportunities that eventually culminated in several years as the Chief Innovations Officer at a successful IT solutions company. During his twenty-plus year professional journey, he discovered he had a love and a talent for writing, while developing a comprehensive repertoire of literary resources including RFPs, technical documentation, software specifications, case studies, marketing copy, and more.
While fulfilling the role of CIO, Christopher experienced an unexpected hospital stay where he was diagnosed with having Bipolar Disorder. Rather than surrender to this condition and allow it to define him, he decided to challenge it as an opportunity to refocus and center himself. He made changes in his life that would lead to a more manageable, balanced existence and determined that part of his transformation would include introducing new pursuits that would encourage him to look forward to each day. He seized his penchant for writing and turned it into a passion, shifting its sole focus from professional communications to include any written format that enabled him to express himself and his vision.
Christopher has been published on The Mighty as well as Yahoo! Lifestyle, and continues to develop new content to share with the world - between bouts of spending time with his family and watching entirely too much television.