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Hello,
My name is Ben. I’m six foot five, damn near 350 pounds. I’m always the hungriest guy in the room.

Currently, I’m a creative director with DDB Worldwide helping define a new brand for the United States Army as well as a new working group, Team DDB, to service it.

Priorly, I spent time with Goodby Silverstein and Partners in San Francisco helping win pitches and produce creative for Pepsi, the National Football League, and Liberty Mutual.

While in San Francisco I also worked at Heat and DigitasLBi, winning nearly every major international award for clients like Taco Bell and EA Sports.

Nearly a decade ago I began my writing career naming medical devices. I was especially proud of a catheter titled “Off-Road.” My employer, less so. They fired me.

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Currently
Creative Director, 
Doyle Dane Bernbach, 2019-Present



Previously

Sr. Writer, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, 2016-2019
Sr. Writer, 
Heat, 2014-2016

Writer, DigitasLBi, 2013-2014
Jr. Writer, 
Olson, 2010-2012
Instructor, 
Miami Ad School, 2014-2017

Education

Miami Ad School, Minneapolis

The University of Minnesota

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