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Hello,
Hello, My name is Ben. Iā€™m 6 foot 5, damn near 300 lbs and pretty much always the hungriest guy in the room. I currently tell bad jokes, often on the internet, with Goodby Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco.

My first real copywriting job was naming catheters. Off-road was my favorite. I may not have been the best judge, though. They fired me.

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Currently
Making stuff at Goodby Silverstein & Partners since 2016. 
Teaching things at Miami Ad School since 2014.

Previously
at Heat from 2014 to 2016
at DigitasLBi from 2013 to 2014
at Olson from 2010 to 2012

Education
Miami Ad School, Minneapolis*
University of Minnesota
Minnesota River School of Fine Art*
School of Environmental Studies
*Both shut down. RIP šŸ™

Awards
Clio / Shortlist / Gameday Morning '17
Clio / Shortlist / Thursday Night Football '17
Addy / Silver / Thursday Night Football '17
Cannes Cyber Lion / Gold / The Giferator
Cannes Cyber Lion / Bronze / The Giferator
Cannes Mobile Lion / Gold / The Giferator
Cannes Mobile Lion / Silver / The Giferator
Cannes Mobile Lion / Bronze / The Giferator
Cannes Data Lion / Gold / The Giferator
D&AD / Wood Pencil / The Giferator
Art Director Club / Gold / The Giferator
Art Director Club / Silver / The Giferator
Effie / Gold / The Giferator
Effie / Silver / The Giferator
Webby / Honoree / The Giferator
Webby / 4 Nominations / The Giferator
Shorties / 3 incl. Best Meme / The Giferator
One Show / 3 Bronze / The Giferator
Addy / Best in Show / The Giferator
Addy / 3 Gold / The Giferator
Clio / Gold / The Giferator
Clio / Silver / The Giferator
Clio / Bronze / The Giferator
CA / Website OTD / The Giferator
FWA / Site & Mobile OTD / The Giferator
GMA / Silver / The Giferator
GMA / Bronze / The Giferator
OMMA / Winner / The Giferator
Addy / 4 Gold / Madden 16
Addy / 5 Silver / Madden 16
Webby / 3 Nominations / Madden 16
Webby / Honoree / Madden 16
GMA / Bronze / Madden 16
CA / Website OTD / Concepting With Convicts
AdAge / 2013 Marketer of the Year / Taco Bell
Effie / Silver / Phillips Distilling
AIGA Show / Boston Scientific Incepta App
Webby / Nomination / Science of Watchmen
Emmy Award / Midwest / Science of Watchmen
AdFed Bronze Pin / Integrated / Derwent

Recognition
Fast Co. Most Creative People
Communication Arts Annual
VICE magazine
Adweek
PSFK
FWA