ABOUT!

My name is Ben Cannon and I am a graphic designer who has recently graduated from Columbia College Chicago.

Design is a very big passion of mine and has been for as long as I can remember, outside of that time when I was really convinced I wanted to be an actor. I really went to an actual college and got a degree in Acting, which, I feel, is like going to a salad bar and just getting a plate full of croutons.

In all seriousness, I am fascinated by the transformative power of design, its ability to shift perceptions in manners both subtle and outrageous. I aspire to be a great designer, more than simply a good one; for this it is necessary to have the pulse on one's time, but as well be familiar with that which has come before, and through synthesis arrive at a solution for the future.

I am active in Chicago's improv community and am a company member at Chemically Imbalanced Comedy. I love comedy, almost as much as I love design, though not as much as I love soccer and beer which I forgot to mention earlier, please forgive. I write about soccer for Gapers Block in my free time as well, which you can read here.

Feel free to click around to see some of my handiwork, as well as my resume, and drop me a line if you have any questions. Enjoy!