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Ben Thoma

Creative Director

Austin, TX, USA
Have a healthy disregard for the impossible.
Experience
Austin, TX, USA
Mar 2013Present
Lead Organizer and Host
Leading the organizing team for a monthly speaker series dedicated to the Austin creative community.
Austin, TX, USA
May 2014Nov 2014
Creative Director
Fossil, Google Fiber, Samsung and many more.
Austin, TX, USA
May 2012May 2014
Senior Art Director
U.S. Air Force, Southwest, New Business
New York, NY, USA
Sep 2010May 2012
Senior Art Director
AXE
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Sep 2010Jun 2012
Visiting Instructor
Course: Junior-level Advertising I & II for Art Directors & Graphic Designers
New York, NY, USA
Oct 2009Sep 2010
Senior Art Director
Lufthansa, the MunNY exhibit, Pepsi, Johnson & Johnson
New York, NY, USA
Jul 2007Oct 2009
Art Director
Volvo, TIME Magazine, Dos Equis, Frank's RedHot, Triscuit, Claritin + new business pitches for Heineken, Timberland, Lacoste
New York, NY, USA
Aug 2006Jul 2007
Freelance
Art Director
Westport, CT, USA
May 2005Aug 2006
Art Director
Awards
2009
The One Club
Silver Pencil
2009
Webby Awards
Honoree
2010
Reggie Awards
Gold
1997
Boy Scouts of America
Eagle Scout
Community
Founded the Austin chapter of CreativeMornings in 2013.
Skills
 
Adobe Creative Suite, Advertising, Art Direction, Community Building, Concepting, Consulting, Creative Direction, Event Planning, Strategic Direction, Teaching, Video Editing
Education
Newark, DE, USA
Sep 1998Jun 2004
Bachelor of Fine Arts
BFA in Visual Communications; Concentration in Advertising Design
Languages
 
English (Native)