Hey, I’m Ben! I’m a Multi-disciplinary Designer living in London. By day I work as a designer in a design studio called ‘Angel London’ within the heart of Shoreditch, London working on projects for Coke, Jack Daniels, Cartoon Network etc. However, by night I work across a whole range of passion & freelance projects covering motion & animation, branding, print, editorial, illustration & digital, for a broad demographic of clients.
I started off my career after graduating at the design studio ‘onedotzero’ where I worked on an array of projects. Most notably the Nike World Basketball Festival. Afterwards I moved into the motion design an animation industry at an agency called ‘Swhype’ (Pronounced Swipe) where I worked my way up into a senior position conceptualising and creating work for companies such as John Lewis, The White Company and the social media platform ‘Vero’.
In my own time I’ve co-founded a part time studio called Matter No Matter creating work for non-profits, charities and causes which raise positive awareness around issues in the world. This includes animation work for the mens mental health charity C.A.L.M (Campaign Against Living Miserably), ‘City Harvest’ who aims to reduce foot wastage around the world, ‘Unpackaged’, a start up which is trying to reduce plastic packaging and consumption and our own self initiated projects, most recently we produced our own short film on a tiny budget of £70, which attempts to bring attention to anti gun legislation within the US.
Along side this I also help to run a 17,000 member online community called ‘The Designers League’, which acts as a safe environment for creatives of all abilities to showcase their work, learn, receive feedback and collaborate. Make sure to join! We’re always looking to help creatives out however we can regardless of what stage they are at in their career, or design journey. If you ever need advice, or just want to meet for a tea, coffee, beer or a game of table tennis then get in touch.
Work experience opportunity for Graphics / Illustration / Print students for The Cary Grant Festival.
£100 prize for the design of an A2 to A6 matt fold, double sided, full colour map for our Looking For Archie: Cary Grant’s Bristol walking tour – part of the Being Human Festival in November 2017 www.beinghumanfestival.org.
Cary Grant, Hollywood’s most debonair star, was born Archibald Leach in Bristol in 1904. Many Bristolians are unaware that he grew up here and continued an enduring relationship with the city. This walking tour retraces Archie’s hometown haunts and uncovers Bristol’s hidden cinema history, in the places where it actually happened. Participants will be led on a guided tour of Bristol City Centre featuring the locations that inspired Archie’s journey from Horfield to Hollywood, and the spots where the Bristol Post snapped him on his many visits home, after he’d reinvented himself as Cary Grant.
The map will be of Bristol City Centre and will incorporate photographs of Cary Grant taken by Bristol Post on his regular visits home, as well as clues for participants to collect on the walk. The walk is aimed at 10-15 year olds, and their families, but needs to speak to a more general adult audience as well.
Aiming to be quite funky and/or retro/vintage.
The Festival colours are red, black and white. The photographs are black and white.
The competition will open in early Sept with a closing date of midnight, 1 October. Expressions of interest with links to online portfolio or examples of previous work invited. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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