I make things simple.
My Name:
Benjamin Hersh

My Work:

My Life:
I live to create, and I've created a few good things. The New York Times called my latest project "silly, simple, rewarding fun." In my more self-absorbed moments I think about a commemorative tattoo:

I am Principal Designer at Smule. I have led design for critically acclaimed and popular apps including Sing! on Apple TV, AutoRap, and Byliner. I make ink at Art Explosion Studios in San Francisco, and my work has appeared in galleries worldwide.

Before opening my studio I picked up a BA and MA from Stanford, where I lived on cognitive science research. I graduated with PBK, honors, distinction, the Rhinelander Prize, and a handful of publications to my name. I spent 4 years working in public radio as the Director of Research at Philosophy Talk.

Outside of art and design, I dabble as a dance photographer. My photos have appeared in several major newspapers. I also have a deep interest in letterforms, and once gave a talk at an international conference about how typography recapitulates phylogeny. I collect travel stories, and briefly worked at a Bolivian zoo.

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