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Hello,
My name is Ben. I’m 6 foot 5, damn near 350 lbs, and pretty much always the hungriest guy in the room. I am a Senior Writer, working for Goodby Silverstein and Partners in San Francisco.

While at GSP I’ve helped pitch and win clients like Pepsi, The NFL Network, and Liberty Mutual; going on to produce initial creative for all three.

Prior to Goodby, I spent time at Heat (advertising, not basketball) and DigitasLBi in SF, winning awards for clients like EA Sports and Taco Bell.

Eight years ago I began my career at Olson (now ICF Next) in Minneapolis where my job included naming catheters. Off-Road was my favorite. I may not have been the best judge, though. They fired me.

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Currently
at Goodby Silverstein & Partners since 2016. 

Previously
teaching at Miami Ad School from 2014 to 2017
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 🙏

Awards
Clio / Shortlist / Gameday Morning
Clio / Shortlist / Thursday Night Football
Addy / Silver / Thursday Night Football
Addy / 2 Bronze / Gameday Morning
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
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

Agency / Personal Recognition
Fast Co. Most Creative People
Communication Arts Annual
AdAge / Spot of The Week x9
AdAge / Comeback Agency of The Year / GSP
AdAge / Breakthrough Agency of The Year / Heat
AdAge / Marketer of the Year / Taco Bell
Super Bowl LIII Ad Meter Top 10 Commercial
Super Bowl LIII’s Most Shared Commercial
Twitter’s Most Tweeted LIII Super Bowl Spot
Billboard’s Best LIII Super Bowl Spot