Hello, I am Ben. I offer a style that
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Graphic Designer with 10+ years of extensive experience in art direction/design and creative team management. Enjoy the rare balance of creative and artistic sensibilities combined with strong business acumen and executive-level capabilities.

Highly skilled in client and vendor relations and negotiations, with a track record for building and maintaining “win-win” partnerships. Passionate and inventive creator of innovative marketing strategies and campaigns. Accustomed to performing in deadline-driven environments with an emphasis on working within budgetary constraints. Demonstrate the abilities to design and produce dynamic presentations that persuasively support business goals and objectives.

A solid background in operations and considerable entrepreneurial talents. Technical proficiency with Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, QuarkXpress, Lightroom, After Effects and Microsoft Office.



  1. 01. Areas of Expertise

    Marketing Communications
    Project Management
    Client/Vendor Relations
    Marketing Strategy
    Directing Photo Shoots
    Advertising & Promotions

  2. 02. Stuff I Design

    Website Graphics

  3. 03. Education & Training

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Computer Art / Graphic Design, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, 2000
    • Professional Development Course, Coleman University, San Marcos, CA, 2006
    • Success Seminars, Coleman University, San Marcos, CA, 2006
    • Adobe Advanced Training, Vista Adult School, Vista, CA, 2001


Stamford, CT, 2007 to Present

Orange Couch Design House
Vista, CA, 2001 to 2007

Coleman University
San Marcos, CA, 2005 to 2007

Valley Roadrunner Newspaper
Valley Center, CA, 2000 to 2001

  1. 01. Art Director

    Lovesac, Stamford, CT
    2007 to Present

    • Successfully coordinated all aspects of production; including, seasonal creative concepts, product photography shoots, design, layout and pre-press of all marketing materials, contributing to Lovesac's 100% growth in sales' revenues since 2007.
    • Charged by Creative Director with the artistic lead for seasonal campaign and product photography shoots with high-profile photographers Roger Hagadone and Greg Powers.
    • Designed much of the interior layout and merchandising displays of the 50+ Lovesac stores located in malls across the United States and abroad.
    • Managed the $250,000-per-year, seasonal displays, printing and marketing budget for the 50+ Lovesac locations.
    • Negotiated and contracted with vendors to reduce printing fees by over 60%. Was further able to reduce printing costs by bringing much of the seasonal print production in-house.

  2. 02. Art Director

    Orange Couch Design House, Vista, CA
    2001 to 2007

    • Coordinated all aspects of production including photo shoots, design, layout and pre-press.
    • Created and managed the business identities and advertising campaigns for more than 800 clients.
    • Creative team received award and acknowledgment from the Village News, a local newspaper.
    • Directed multiple quarterly increases, breaking several quarters’ production quotas without incurring any staff overtime.
    • Established and coordinated project milestones and deadlines. Expertly delegated tasks according to staff abilities to drive the quickest turnaround possible.
    • Adept at brainstorming innovative ideas for winning marketing campaigns.
  3. 03. Graphic Instructor

    Coleman University, San Marcos, CA
    2005 to 2007

    • Served as an instructor for certificate, associate and bachelor degree course levels. Taught numerous courses from Introduction to Graphic Design to Advanced Typography.
    • Provided guidance and assistance to students, offering constructive criticism to help further their skills.
    • Wrote the curriculum for CGD280 Prepress, a class introducing printing techniques.
    • Helped extend the curriculum for the Graphics Program by contruting to a new mod 7 certificate program.
    • Helped students assemble their portfolios by guiding them in reworking older projects and designing new ones to round out their experience of work.
  4. 04. Senior Designer

    Valley Roadrunner Newspaper, Valley Center, CA
    2000 to 2001

    • Supervised the design team and directed production activities including ad design, layout, pre-press and paste-up.
    • Created and managed the business identities and advertising campaigns for a diverse group of customers. Tracked and reported individual campaign performance; evaluated and applied insights to future marketing efforts.
    • Built strong client relationships via brainstorming sessions, status calls, and project presentations.
    • Designed various publications, including Valley Center Business Directory and Hometown Guide, the Valley Roadrunner and Meadowlark, as well as four quarterly tabloids.


  1. 01. Identity

    Logo Designs
    WilAn | 2013
    Cole South | 2012
    Forisha MedSpa | 2008
    Prevost | 2008

  2. 02. Promo

    Easter Bunny Phur | 2009
    Fans Lovesac | 2010
    Fashionistas | 2010
    Club Treetop | 2008
    JP Couture | 2008

  3. 03. Campaigns

    FoxWorld | 2012
    Midcentury | 2011
    Give a Sheep | 2010

  4. 04. Packaging

    Other Comfy Stuff | 2008
    Direct Buy | 2011
    Best Buy | 2010

  5. 05. Brochures

    Prevost | 2008
    Seagaze Lofts | 2009
    UF | 2008

  6. 06. Web Design

    Crocogator Prints | 2010
    Johnny Vincent | 2012
    Smart Girls Racing | 2009


About Me

I'm a New England based Art Director working in the graphic design industry for over 10 years. Originally from southern California, I currently live in Connecticut with my wife of 11 years and our three children. I graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a B.F.A. in Computer Art.

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