Ready to get to work or talk about
sandwiches.

Interests

Running, Comedy, Pinball, Kayaking

 

Film

I've made movies and dabble with screenwriting and animation.

 

» Ball Saved

A documentary on pinball featuring some of the most influential figures in the industry.

 

» Phantom Pants

A pair of roommates attempt to dispose of a pair of haunted pants.

 

» Sock Puppet Music Videos

I made a couple of sock puppet videos.

Ben is committed to strategically driven, user-centered design solutions that inspire meaningful relationships between people, products, and brands.

 

Passionate and enthusiastic, Ben is a designer and creative leader focused on user experience and product design.

 

As a creative director he has executed and overseen all aspects of creative services. He has managed and mentored designers and copywriters,  developed and implemented award-winning, cross-channel creative campaigns, and built strong client relationships.

 

Expertise

  • User Experience
  • Interaction Design
  • User Research
  • Strategy
  • Prototyping
  • Creative Direction

Professional Experience

  • Critical Mass, Senior User Experience Architect - 2017 to present
  • Blueprint Financial, User Experience Consultant - 2017
  • WorkUp, UX/UI Design Consultant - 2017
  • Havas Lynx, Creative Director - 2013-2016
  • Havas Lynx, Associate Creative Director - 2012-2013
  • Euro RSCG 4D, Senior Art Director - 2010-2012
  • Columbia College, Film Department, Associate Professor - 2007-2009
  • Leo Burnett, Arc World Wide, Art Director - 2004-2009

 

Education

  • MFA, Columbia College Chicago
  • BA, Colorado College

 

Clients

Amgen, Citibank, Blueprint Financial, Energizer, General Motors, Hallmark, Harley Davidson, Maytag, Ralston Purina, Sanofi Aventis, SC Johnson, Toyota, Vice, Vidal Sassoon

Latest on Medium

Designing Mobile Applications for iOS 11
Thinking in layers. Observations and considerations of emerging design patterns

Say Hi to Ben

© Ben Olson 2017. Made in Brooklyn NY

Ready to get to work or talk about
sandwiches.

Interests

Running, Comedy, Pinball, Kayaking

 

Film

I've made movies and dabble with screenwriting and animation.

 

» Ball Saved

A documentary on pinball featuring some of the most influential figures in the industry.

 

» Phantom Pants

A pair of roommates attempt to dispose of a pair of haunted pants. (it's not as dumb as it sounds)

 

» Sock Puppet Music Videos

I made a couple of sock puppet videos

 

Ready to get to work or talk about
sandwiches.

Say Hello

Interests

Running, Comedy, Pinball, Kayaking

 

Film

I've made movies and dabble with screenwriting and animation.

 

» Ball Saved

A documentary on pinball featuring some of the most influential figures in the industry.

 

» Phantom Pants

A pair of roommates attempt to dispose of a pair of haunted pants. (it's not as dumb as it sounds)

 

» Sock Puppet Music Videos

I made a couple of sock puppet videos