Greg Bennett (graphic designer)

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Greg Bennett
Greg Bennett at G Gallery grayscale.jpg
Bennett at G Gallery, Houston, TX (2010)
Born (1977-11-08) November 8, 1977 (age 36)
York, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Education Bradley Academy for the Visual Arts, York, Pennsylvania
The Art Institute of York — Pennsylvania
Known for Graphic design
Notable work(s) The Optimist Wine Bottle (2010)
Recharge poster (2009)
Rape Darfur poster (2008)
Brighter Days Ahead Poster (2007)
Katrina 1,836 poster (2006)
Awards China International Poster Biennial Awards, 2011
Golden Bee: Moscow International Biennial of Graphic Design Award, 2010
Graphis Poster Annual Awards: 07, 08/09, 11
HOW International Design Annual Awards: 09, 11, 12
Print Magazine Regional Design Annual Awards: 01, 03, 08, 10
AIGA Fifty Biennial Award, 2008

Gregory Stanislaus Bennett Jr. (born November 8, 1977) is an American graphic designer and artist based in York, Pennsylvania, USA. Bennett studied graphic design at the Art Institute of York where he graduated from in 1999. He is best known for his imaginative and highly conceptual branding, corporate identity, packaging and cause-related poster projects.

Biography[edit]

In 1999, Bennett moved to Washington DC to practice design with Supon Design Group, one of the nation's leading branding design firms at that time. He trained under Jake and Pum Lefebure who now run their own design firm known as Design Army.

From 2000 to 2002, Bennett would explore various disciplines within the creative industry in an effort to expand his capabilities. In that time, he worked with Kinetic Studios as a graphic designer, CO2 Media as an interactive designer and Novak-Birch as an environmental designer.

Bennett joined Siquis (an ad agency in Baltimore, MD) in 2002 as a senior designer. He quickly advanced within the agency and was promoted twice, once to design director and ultimately senior design director before moving on in 2011.

Now Bennett produces high-profile projects for a variety of fashion, lifestyle and outdoor clients. His creative offerings include concepting ad campaigns and art directing photoshoots, crafting corporate identities, branding programs and packaging systems.

Exhibitions[edit]

  • 2011 - How Wine Became Modern, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco, California, United States[1]
  • 2011 - 5th China International Poster Biennial, Hangzhou, China
  • 2011 - Visual Communication Design Poster Exhibit, Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona, United States[2]
  • 2010 - Golden Bee 9: Moscow International Biennial of Graphic Design, Moscow, Russia
  • 2010 - Fuel Your Passion Alumni Exhibit, Art Institute of York, York, Pennsylvania, United States
  • 2010 - Directions Poster Exhibit & Clock Auction, Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona, United States
  • 2010 - Typography, York, Pennsylvania, United States
  • 2009 - Recharge Alumni Exhibit, Art Institute of York, York, Pennsylvania, United States
  • 2008 - UCDA Campus Violence Poster Project, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, United States[3]
  • 2008 - AIGA Fifty Biennial, Washington DC, United States[4]
  • 2008 - The Urban Forest Project, Baltimore, Maryland, United States[5]
  • 2008 - AIGA Get Out the Vote, New York, New York, United States[6]
  • 2008 - Ride Snowboards SBA 6, Ride Snowboards, Seattle, Washington, United States
  • 2008 - Art Institute Alumni Exhibit, York, Pennsylvania, United States
  • 2007 - Good50x70, La Triennale, Milan, Italy[7]
  • 2007 - Roanoke College, Salem, Virginia, United States

Bibliography[edit]

  • R. Klanten and H. Hellige. "Impressive" Gestalten
  • B. Martin Pedersen. "Graphis Poster Annual 2011" Harper Design
  • B. Martin Pedersen. "Graphis Poster Annual '08/'09" Collins Design
  • B. Martin Pederson. "Graphis Poster Annual 2007" Graphis Press
  • Rule29. "Best of Business Card Design 9" Rockport Publishers
  • John Stones. "Celebration Graphics Sourcebook" Rockport Publishers
  • Chen Design Associates. "Fingerprint No. 2: The Evolution of Handmade Elements in Graphic Design" HOW Books
  • Peleg Top. "Design for Special Events" Rockport Publishers
  • Maura Keller. "Design Matters: Portfolios" Rockport Publishers
  • Peleg Top. "Designing for the Greater Good" Harper Design
  • Oxide Design Co. "Letterhead + Logo Design 12" Rockport Publishers
  • Bill Gardner, Catharine Fishel. "LogoLounge Master Library, Volume 1" Rockport Publishers
  • Bill Gardner, Catharine Fishel."LogoLounge Master Library, Volume 2" Rockport Publishers
  • Daniel Acuff, David Bonner, Jim Gilmartin, Dave Siegel. "Market Smart Design" Collins Design
  • Margo Chase, Rian Hughes, Ron Miriello, Alex W White. "Really Good Logos Explained" Rockport Publishers
  • Connie Malamed. "Visual Language for Designers" Rockport Publishers
  • Jeffrey Everett, El Jefe Design. "1,000 Garment Graphics" Rockport Publishers
  • John Foster. "1,000 Indie Posters" Rockport Publishers
  • Grant Design Collaborative. "1,000 More Graphic Elements" Rockport Publishers
  • Aesthetic Movement. "1,000 More Greetings" Rockport Publishers

Interviews and articles[edit]

  • Amy Feezor, "The Playlist: WORKtoDATE Design Director Greg Bennett", Herman Miller Lifework, February 2012[8]
  • Megan Patrick, "Out Of This World", HOW Design, February 2012[9]
  • David Rothman, George Pozderec, "The Business of Designing Business Cards", CBS News Sunday Morning, March 2011[10]
  • Christopher Jones, "Greg Bennett, aka WORKtoDATE, The Interview", October 2010[11]
  • Finch Paper, "Creative to Heal Devastation", September 2010[12]
  • Lisa Baggerman Hazen, "HOW Designer Spotlight" September 2010[13]
  • Communication Arts, "Fresh", June 2010[14]

Awards[edit]

  • 2012 - HOW International Design Annual, 1 Award
  • 2011 - China International Poster Biennial, 2 Awards[15]
  • 2011 - HOW International Design Annual, 1 Award
  • 2010 - Print Magazine Regional Design Annual, 3 Awards
  • 2010 - Golden Bee 9: Moscow International Biennial of Graphic Design, 1 Award[16]
  • 2010 - Graphis Poster Annual 2011, 1 Award[17]
  • 2010 - AAF ADDY Awards Show, 2 Awards
  • 2009 - HOW International Design Annual, 1 Award
  • 2009 - AAF ADDY Awards Show, Best of Show
  • 2009 - AAF ADDY Awards Show, 5 Awards
  • 2008 - Graphis Poster Annual, 1 Award
  • 2008 - Print Magazine Regional Design Annual, 1 Award
  • 2008 - AAF ADDY Awards Show, 5 Awards
  • 2008 - AIGA Fifty Biennial, 1 Award
  • 2007 - Graphis Poster Annual, Platinum Award
  • 2007 - AAF ADDY Awards Show, District Two, 1 Award
  • 2007 - AAF ADDY Awards Show, 6 Awards
  • 2006 - Finch Paper, Award of Excellence
  • 2006 - AAF ADDY Awards Show, 4 Awards
  • 2005 - AAF ADDY Awards Show, 5 Awards
  • 2004 - AAF ADDY Awards Show, 1 Award
  • 2003 - Print Magazine Regional Design Annual, 1 Award
  • 2001 - Print Magazine Regional Design Annual, 1 Award
  • 2001 - AAF ADDY Awards Show, Judges’ Award
  • 2001 - AAF ADDY Awards Show, 7 Awards

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