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. For samples of my work please email

Design Direction - Branded Environments, Creative Support, Marketing & Consumer Research, Design Education 

Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, HTML / CSS, MS Office
Cinema4D Modeling, Cinema4D Rendering, Rhino, Sketchup, Essential Auto CAD



Primate Studio, Inc., Brooklyn, New York, Freelance Creative Director

Brands are dynamic and living, as their design solutions should be. I’m passionate about engaging their customers over a wide spectrum of environments, physical and digital.

I am available for hire. Let's connect.

Recent Work includes:

Environmental Strategy for ICRAVE
Google Fiber Environmental Design for TBA Global
Nike Storefront Renderings for Square Design Inc for Sub Rosa
New York Times Dealbook & Schools for Tomorrow Conferences - Presentation, Stage & Signage Design
Two Twelve - Report Design
College Problems - Identity, Web & Packaging Design
Chicago Bears Network - Graphic Design
Milkbone - Trade booth Design & Rendering Support
The Weather Channel for Clickspring Design - Broadcast Set Design & Rendering Support
Research Triangle Park - Wayfinding, Signage & Branded Environment Design

Jun 2013 - current

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

Notable Work Includes:

2009 Metlife Sponsorship at the Meadowlands Stadium
2009 Herradura Tequila Online Ambassador Academy
2009 NBC's "Meet the Press"
2010 Express Scripts Consumerology Lab
2010 NTV Istanbul & CNBC-e Istanbul
2010 CNN Presidential Debate Environment
2010 NBC Bay Area
2010 NBC New York
2010 Fox News 2010 Midterm Elections
2010 MSNBC 2010 Midterm Elections
2011 MSNBC Studio 3K
2011 MLB Network - Social Media Area
2011 Qatar Forum New York
2011 New York Times Schools for Tomorrow Conference
2011 APEC CEO Summit Hawaii
2011 NBC Studio 3B - Rock Center & Nightly News
2011 CNN Washington Headquarters
2011 NBC Miami
2012 Metlife West Gate & Lounge
2012 CNN Washington 2012 Election
2012 Fox News Studio H Desk
2013 Fox Sports
2013 NBC Olympic Broadcast Environment Sochi, Russia
2013 Jack Daniels Visitor Center
2013 Woodford Reserve Visitor Center

Oct 2009 - Jun 2013

Lumiere Candle Co., Columbus, OH, US, Product + Digital Designer

Jun 2007 - Jun 2010

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

Sep 2006 - Aug 2009

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

Jan 2009 - Jun 2009

Media, Marketing + Communication Scholars, Columbus, OH, US, Student 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 Laude

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

Communication Technology Scholar

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, Nomination

Design director of the Emmy nominated design for NBC's Sochi Olympics broadcast set.


Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award, Nomination

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