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Ben Thoma

Creative Director

Austin, TX, USA
Have a healthy disregard for the impossible.

Work Experience

CreativeMornings

Lead Organizer and Host

Leading the organizing team for a monthly speaker series dedicated to the Austin creative community.
March 2013 - Present Austin, Texas, United States

R/GA

Creative Director

Fossil, Google Fiber, Samsung and many more.
May 2014 - November 2014 Austin, Texas, United States

GSD&M

Senior Art Director

U.S. Air Force, Southwest, New Business
May 2012 - May 2014 Austin, Texas, United States

Razorfish

Senior Art Director

AXE
September 2010 - May 2012 New York, New York, United States

Pratt Institute

Visiting Instructor

Course: Junior-level Advertising I & II for Art Directors & Graphic Designers
September 2010 - June 2012 Brooklyn, New York, United States

Profero NY

Senior Art Director

Lufthansa, the MunNY exhibit, Pepsi, Johnson & Johnson
October 2009 - September 2010 New York, New York, United States

Euro RSCG

Art Director

Volvo, TIME Magazine, Dos Equis, Frank's RedHot, Triscuit, Claritin + new business pitches for Heineken, Timberland, Lacoste
July 2007 - October 2009 New York, New York, United States

Freelance

Art Director

August 2006 - July 2007 New York, New York, United States

Source Marketing

Art Director

May 2005 - August 2006 Westport, Connecticut, United States

Education

University Of Delaware

Bachelor of Fine Arts

BFA in Visual Communications; Concentration in Advertising Design
September 1998 - June 2004 Newark, Delaware, United States

Languages

English (Native),

Awards

The One Club

Silver Pencil

2009

Webby Awards

Honoree

2009

Reggie Awards

Gold

2010

Boy Scouts Of America

Eagle Scout

1997

Skills

Advertising, Art Direction, Adobe Creative Suite, Community Building, Concepting, Consulting, Creative Direction, Event Planning, Strategic Direction, Teaching, Video Editing,

Community

Founded the Austin chapter of CreativeMornings in 2013.