The realms of music and media are not the only places Ben Schwartz calls home. In addition to being a proficient musician, actor, and writer, Ben is an award-winning graphic designer and photographer. These artistic inclinations were first fostered with a plethora of RISD Continuing Education art classes; a work of art from one such class was selected to hang permanently in a federal building in Washington, DC. Ben’s participation in other classes earned him a Certificate of Cartooning and Animation—an art form Ben has always appreciated. It was only a matter of time before Ben became proficient in Adobe Photoshop, the industry-standard software of graphic design, and Ben has used these skills to craft corporate identities and logos for a multitude of companies. Of course, throughout this whole time, Ben has developed his passion for photography, and Ben’s photographs have placed first in many a national photography competition.
Explore these facets of Ben’s life of design at left.