Carl Bender

Art Director

Oakland, CA, USA
Okay is the one man design shop of Bay Area Art Director, Carl Bender. Carl works with an established network of studios and talented creatives on a wide range of print and digital projects. With over 12 years of experience, his work has appeared in numerous professional publications and has been recognized for awesomeness by leading design standards including AIGA, Communication Arts, Fast Company and Print Magazine.

Work Experience

Tomorrow Partners

Design Director

October 2011 - October 2014 Berkeley, California, United States

I Shot Him

Art Director

May 2008 - September 2011 San Francisco, California, United States

Tuft & Co

Senior Designer

December 2007 - May 2008 San Francisco, California, United States



May 2007 - September 2007 San Francisco, California, United States


Senior Designer

May 2000 - September 2006 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


Academy Of Art University (AAU)

MFA in Graphic Design

August 2006 - May 2009 San Francisco, California, United States

Goshen College

BA in Communications & Interactive Design

September 1998 - May 2002 Goshen, Indiana, United States