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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.

In 2019 I moved to Chicago to help to launch a new brand for the United States Army. Shortly after, I joined Leo Burnett to work on Coors Light.

Prior to arriving in Chicago I spent time at Goodby Silverstein and Partners in San Francisco helping win pitches and produce creative for Pepsi, the National Football League, and Liberty Mutual.

While in the bay area 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.” The client, less so.

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Currently
Leo Burnett, 2019 - Present

Previously

DDB, Creative Director, 2019
Goodby Silverstein & Partners, Writer, 2016-2019
Heat, Writer, 2014-2016

DigitasLBi, Writer, 2013-2014

Olson, Writer, 2010-2012
Miami Ad School, Instructor, 2014-2017

Selected Clients
MillerCoors, The United States Army, Pepsi, The National Football League, EA Sports, Liberty Mutual, Taco Bell, United Healthcare, Target, eBay.

Education

Miami Ad School, Minneapolis

The University of Minnesota

Awards
Clio / Gold / It’s Bubly!
Cannes / Shortlist / Is Pepsi OK?
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