As a graphic and user experience designer I personally (it’s Devan, btw) am so incredibly excited to have Mr. Ben Burns joining us in Portland! He works at Blind in Los Angeles where Ben is the Digital Director for the agency. He also helps with their YouTube channel The Futur hosted by Chris Do, where Ben will make appearances, help educate businesses and designers about business, design, clients, and so much more! It’s one of my favorite channels to watch and listen to and they go LIVE almost daily!
Ben also has his very own YouTube Channel! He’s coming to together to talk about design. So if you are a graphic designer, web designer, digital designer anything related to design and you deal with clients and projects focused around visuals, Mr. Burns is someone you’ll want to see and meet! He’s a Keynote speaker as well as he’ll be teaching a workshop (more details to come!)
Ben Burns is a brand strategist, an award-winning designer, and an expert in user experience. As the Digital Director of Blind, he oversees the intersection of design and technology in all client work.
Prior to joining the team at Blind, Ben founded Burnt Creative, a brand experience agency in Richmond, Virginia. He also served on the executive board of the Richmond AIGA chapter as Vice President.
He received his BA in Media Arts with a focus on New Media from the University of South Carolina and a Masters Certificate in Cyber Security from Armstrong Atlantic University. Since then, Ben has enjoyed working with brands like DreamWorks, Paramount Pictures, AMC, TBS, (Olympic) Team USA, Laika, and Hyatt among several exciting startups.
Ben is a veteran, serving five years in the Army National Guard, earning the rank of Sergeant. In a brief intermission from the creative sphere, he also spent a few years chasing drug dealers as a decorated Narcotics Agent with a multi-jurisdictional narcotics agency.
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Check out a Day in the Life video of Ben shared on The Futur’s YouTube Channel: