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.