Paul Benson

Creative Lead, Primate Studio

New York, NY, USA
Hello, my name is Paul. I am an Emmy award winning designer passionate about improving user-experience over a wide spectrum of environments, both physical and digital, with the goal of improving the human experience.

My research-based design studio is called Primate Studio. My creative networking group is called Brooklyn Creative Club. Recent projects include broadcast news set design, event design, experiential marketing, and environmental graphics.

I am available for hire. Let's connect.

Work Experience

Primate Studio

Creative Lead

Projects Include:

TBA Global
2013 Google Fiber Environmental Design with Provost Studio

Square Design, Inc.
2014 Nike Storefront Visualization for Sub Rosa

Two Twelve
2013 Starwood Report design

Clickspring Design
2014 The Weather Channel broadcast design
2014 HLN broadcast design
2014 Jiangsu broadcast design
2014 NBC Midterm Election Night broadcast environment
2015 Broadcast Sports concept design

Provost Studio
2013 New York Times Schools for Tomorrow environmental design
2013 New York TImes Dealbook Conference environmental design
2013 Chicago Bears Network environmental graphic design
2014 Chicago Tribune Hoy broadcast design
2014 Milkbone trade exhibition design
2014 Pelopidas Broadcast Studio for Peter Hyde
2014 Museum of Performance + Design San Francisco print design
2014 Research Triangle Park environmental design
2015 Interactive Lobby Experience design
2015 360 Philadelphia visualization

Primate Studio, Inc.
2013 College Problems identity, web + package design
2016 Event Design ( Pending )

HD Studio
2016 NBC Sports Rio Olympic Broadcast Studio Designs
2016 Sports Set Design Concept
2016 Sports Set Design Concept
2016 News Set Design ( Pending )
2016 Sports Set Design ( Pending )
2016 News Set Design ( Pending )
2016 Corporate Studio Design ( Pending )
2016 Sports Set Design ( Pending )
June 2013 - Present Brooklyn, New York, United States

Brooklyn Creative Club


Brooklyn Creative Club has your back, is down to co-work, and shares tips & tricks. Join by following Bcc on Instagram! All welcomed!
February 2020 - Present New York, United States

SET Creative

Freelance Creative

2015 Pop-up space for Nike Chicago's Gear-up Day
June 2015 - July 2015 New York, New York, United States


Freelance Environmental Designer

October 2014 - December 2014 New York, New York, United States

Clickspring Design

Design Director

Creating brand experiences.

Notable Work Includes:

2009 Metlife Sponsorship at the Meadowlands Stadium
2009 Herradura Tequila Online Ambassador Academy
2009 NBC's "Meet the Press"
2010 Express Scripts Consumerology Lab
2010 NTV Istanbul & CNBC-e Istanbul
2010 CNN Presidential Debate Environment
2010 NBC Bay Area
2010 NBC New York
2010 Fox News 2010 Midterm Elections
2010 MSNBC 2010 Midterm Elections
2011 MSNBC Studio 3K
2011 MLB Network - Social Media Area
2011 Qatar Forum New York
2011 New York Times Schools for Tomorrow Conference
2011 APEC CEO Summit Hawaii
2011 NBC Studio 3B - Rock Center & Nightly News
2011 CNN Washington Headquarters
2011 NBC Miami
2012 Metlife West Gate & Lounge
2012 CNN Washington 2012 Election
2012 Fox News Studio H Desk
2013 Fox Sports
2013 NBC Olympic Broadcast Environment Sochi, Russia
2013 Jack Daniels Visitor Center
2013 Woodford Reserve Visitor Center
October 2009 - June 2013 New York, New York, United States

Lumiere Candle Co.

Senior Designer

Product Development, E-commerce, Identity + Package Designer
June 2007 - June 2010 Columbus, Ohio, United States

The Ohio State University


Graphic + Web Designer
September 2006 - August 2009 Columbus, Ohio, United States


Ohio State University

Bachelor of Science in Design, Interior Design

3.85 Major GPA, Cum Laude

Winner of "Best in Category" for senior thesis at the spring 2009 Design Exhibition
Activities and Societies: Communication Technology Scholars
September 2005 - June 2009 Columbus, Ohio, United States


English (Native),


Sports Emmys

Studio Design NBC Sports "The XXXI Olympic Summer Games"


The National Academy Of Television

News & Doc Emmy Nomination NBC's "Nightly News/ Rock Center"


PromaxBDA Awards

Award 2012 North American BDA Gold award NBC's "Nightly News/ Rock Center"


The National Academy Of Television

News & Doc Emmy Nomination NBC's “Meet the Press”


Ohio State University Department Of Design

Best in Category - Senior Thesis Show



Art Direction, Branded Environments, Branding, Broadcast Design, Built Environment, Business Design, Cinema 4D, Concepts, Creative, Design, Design Direction, Design Education, Design Research, Digital Environments, Environmental Design, Environmental Graphics, Environments, Event Design, Experiential, Graphic Design, Graphics, HTML, Illustrator, Indesign, Innovation, Interactive, Interior Design, Interior Design, Marketing, Marketing & Consumer Research, Photoshop, Pitch, Place Concepts, Presentation Design, Production, Production Design, Renderings, Research, Retail Design, Set Design, Signage, Sketchup, Space Concepts, Space Planning, Stage Design , Strategy, UI, Urban Planning, Ux,