Founder of Benson Press
I grew up in a place called Athenree. It's a small sea-side town on the East Coast of the North Island in New Zealand. It's really pretty there.
After high school I went to university in a place called Hamilton. At university I studied micro-economics and marketing. This was incredibly boring; however, the university I attended had one of the best collections of art history books. Each day, after nauseating lectures about the allocation of scare resources, I would go to the library and read about Existentialism, Wordsworth, Studio54, and the New York art scene.
Fast forward 3 years and I decided, at 20 years old, to move to New York City. I had no idea how much this city would kick my ass. I began working heavily in fashion and fashion publishing. I combined my knowledge of art history, writing, and marketing to gain an internship with the then Photo Director of ELLE Magazine (US).
While I was in New York I learnt as much as I could about the arts and its collision with the business sector. By the time I left New York I had started a little fashion magazine about my friends called Pearl & Hammer.
I came home to New Zealand in 2013 and began to build my craft within the graphic discipline. It wasn't long before I found myself in Melbourne Australia learning from some of the best designers in the Southern Hemisphere.
AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
2017, Featured in ADOBE Illustrator Gallery
2016, Discovery Channel Intern finalist.
2016, Featured in Behance Graphic Design Gallery.
2016, Featured in Behance Global Gallery.