Paul Benson

Paul Benson

New York, NY, US



Design is my passion. My expertise is my ability to bring an innovative brand experience to life on multiple platforms - from spatial to digital.

The interaction that happens between people and spaces can be transformative, creating a visceral response and emotional connection. Artists like Christo and Jeanne-Claude and designers like the Eames understood how to push these physical buttons to elicit an emotional experience.

Transcending and unifying these physical world connections to the online world is my mission. As one who grew up coding I hear silicon valley calling my name.

Ohio State University is my alma mater. My thesis, titled: “The Montage Experience”, explored new ideas in how users experience time in space through an exhibition design that won the coveted award of “Best in Category.”

While attending school I developed, designed and produced websites, products and advertisements for many brands, including: Anthropologie and Ohio State University.

New York is my design homebase. I have never enjoyed working so hard with so many talented people. Client work includes brands like CNN, NBC, Brown-Forman, Jack Daniels, At&t, MetLife, The New York Times, and Pepsi. Bringing my design mission to work, like the Eames did with IBM, is incredibly rewarding.

Please feel free to connect.



Primate, Brooklyn, New York, Freelance Creative Director

A primal connection, a brand-human interaction.

Design thought for hire creating brand experiences across marketing, the digital frontier and architecture. Let's connect.

Jun 2013 - current

Clickspring Design, New York, NY, US, Design Director

Oct 2009 - Jun 2013

Lumiere Candle Co., Columbus, OH, US, Designer

Jun 2007 - Jun 2010

Studio CT at the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US, Designer

Sep 2006 - Aug 2009

Branded Fresh, Columbus, OH, US, Design + Visual Systems

Jan 2009 - Jun 2009

Media, Marketing + Communication Scholars, Columbus, OH, US, Teacher

Sep 2007 - Jun 2008


The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US, Bachelors, Design

Bachelor of Science in Design, Interior Design, 3.85 Major GPA, Cum Laud

Winner of "Best in Category" for senior thesis at the spring 2009 Design Exhibition

Activities and Societies: Communication Technology Scholars

Sep 2005 - Jun 2009

Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, Stuttgart, DE, Design

Work shown at the International Furnishing Show in Cologne

Aug 2008 - Dec 2008


Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award, 1st Place

Design director of the Emmy nominated design for NBC's "Nightly News/ Rock Center."


Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award, Nomination

Junior designer nominated for an Emmy Award for design on NBC's "Meet the Press."


Best in Category, 1st Place

Honored with "Best in Category" for senior thesis at the Spring 2009 Design Exhibition.


International Furnishing Show in Cologne, Award

Furniture project selected to be shown at the 2009 International Furnishings Show in Cologne.


Areas of Specialization 


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