Illustration, Cartooning, Graphic & Logo Design, Fine Arts
De Soto Designs
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Born in Los Angeles, California, a fifth generation Californian. In 1957, awarded a scholarship to Chouinards Art institute in Los Angeles. The Scholarship was sponsored By Walt Disney Studios and The Los Angeles Herald Examiner.

Education:

Mt. San Antonio College - Walnut, California, Pasadena City College, … Read More
Born in Los Angeles, California, a fifth generation Californian. In 1957, awarded a scholarship to Chouinards Art institute in Los Angeles. The Scholarship was sponsored By Walt Disney Studios and The Los Angeles Herald Examiner.

Education:

Mt. San Antonio College - Walnut, California, Pasadena City College, Fullerton J.C. and the Famous Artist School - Westport, Connecticut.
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  • Artist
    National Baseball Hall Of Fame — Cooperstown, NY, USA
  • Designer and Illustrator
    Sheer Bliss Clothing — Vista, CA, USA
  • Character development and cartoon strip co-originator.
    Los Kitos Bilingual Comic Strip — CA, USA
  • Children's book illustrator
    Doolittle Edutainment Coporation — CA, USA
  • Illustrator and Cartoonist
    Highsmith Press — USA
  • Illustrator
    Mattel — Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Graphic Design
    Garabedian Productions — CA, USA
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• Exhibited Laguna Beach Art-a-Fair
• Utah, Wasatch Juried Water Color show for 1998
• Utah state Juried art shows for 1995, 1996 and 1998
• Invited to show works in conjunction with the Traveling Smithsonian Art Train in 1999.
• Designed the 1984 Olympic cloisonne pins for the Orange County, Ca. … Read More
• Exhibited Laguna Beach Art-a-Fair
• Utah, Wasatch Juried Water Color show for 1998
• Utah state Juried art shows for 1995, 1996 and 1998
• Invited to show works in conjunction with the Traveling Smithsonian Art Train in 1999.
• Designed the 1984 Olympic cloisonne pins for the Orange County, Ca. venues
• Provided illustrations for numerous publications and childrens books
• Illustrations for the National Baseball Hall of Fame
• Taught Art Classes at the Eccles Art Institute, Ogden, Utah and the Irvine Art Center.
• Has been a Licensee designer for:
-Peanuts
-Garfield
-Warner Bros.
-Hanna Barbara
-Walt Disney Co.
-D.C. Comics
-King Features Synd.

• Ben is a Member of (N.C.S.) the National Cartoonist Society
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