January 29, 2014
Guys. Seriously. I need some real help. Intern? Assistant? call it whatever.
As a single person operation stretched across multiple projects at all times, it’s time I get some help involved.
I’m looking for someone to work directly with me 2-3 days a week, and occasionally available for random projects in different locations.
If you’re looking for your “big break in street wear” you will probably be disappointed, but if you’re looking to learn graphic design, project management, ancient print techniques, and enjoy pizza to its fullest,…. this is for you.
Key things I am looking for:
- Tidiness & Organization skills
- Enjoys problem solving
- Generally positive outlook on things (trust me, things will switch from bleak to amazing pretty quickly with projects)
- A real interest in art/design/production
- Likes pizza/burgers (a lot)
- …and a general grasp on Adobe doesn’t hurt.
Here’s some testimonials from past assistants/interns/co-conspirators:
“Working with Benjie taught me that I can do more than gardening.” -Carl Yet
“Working with Benjie was a great experience I learned new techniques in illustration and graphic production. He definitely helped me sharpen my skills and helped me find new ones. He’s a weirdo through and through but he’s got great taste in food so lunch is great. rad.” -Riley
“Working with Benjie is like a bar mitzvah; he taught me the skills I needed then to become the man I am today.” -Señor Nathan Nice
If you’re interested, let’s talk. Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with YUP in the title (spam, you know?). And yes, theres a little pay involved, DOE (look it up).
January 20, 2014
Thank all of you so much for entering, I really appreciate it!
Winners were chosen randomly through a weirdo internet algorithm, so blame sky net!
September 18, 2013
post card 001, 2013. Watercolor and ink on paper postcard.
After experimenting with a new style of laying out art, I wanted to share new works with the small audience i’ve amassed through the internet. Instead of the usual “post something on a tumblr, wait for reblogs” manner of doing this, I wanted to show these in a slightly different manner, to unplug (even if for a moment) from the computer.
I’d like to mail these out (free of charge), via the U.S post office, with the stipulation that the receiver will photograph the piece in the exact state it was delivered. End goal will be a before and after photo, from finished art to postcard at your place of residence. Don’t worry, all your info will be blurred out.
If you want to participate, email your name and mailing address to: email@example.com
I have 10 available total, if you were one of the 1st 10 to respond you will get a confirmation email on Tuesday, September 24th.
thanks : )
September 9, 2013
The opening night of “illustrations Vol. 1″ at Slow Culture Highland Park went off without a hitch, with tons of new and old friends dropping by to see everyones work. I was (and still am) excited to paint the intro wall, as I am trying to paint as large scale as possible these days…
.. but was equally pleased with the way my new serigraph print (which is available on my webstore now!) came out, especially when adding my drip pattern to the 1st 10 then framing and hanging them.
If youre in the Los Angeles Area, you can drop by Slow Culture Gallery and see it for yourself, the show will be up for a few more weeks.
photos by duckshots.net
September 3, 2013
come through if youre in the area : )
and heres a little sneak peek…..
August 5, 2013
Have been keeping busy (opening up a gallery, slow culture, with some friends, doing some rad new freelance, making pottietang inspired art for gallery 1988, printing zines, making new product, keeping #stayweirdforever going, sounding like a jerk in interviews), but am realizing i’m losing touch of why I left my day job: ART. I have some stuff in the works (actual personal art projects, which have been rare) that I can’t wait to share, and will be posting up some process videos. Thank you to everyone who has supported me (both by picking up product or just sending a friendly email), I hope the next slew of blog-junk is as enjoyable to you as it is to me.
(also, I had no idea I shot that photo of my shoes, found it in my phone. I was trying to shoot a photo of a cool cargo aerostar van. Well, cool to me.)
July 22, 2013
That W.I.P from a few posts down is finally all done! Made a small batch of these T shirts. Instead of going the usual thick bulty t shirt route, these are a little slimmer, a little lighter, and a lot softer. I went with discharge ink instead of plastisol, which in non print-nerd talk means its not heavy ink and actually breathes.
Check it out with the SHOP link on your left, thanks for all your support!
July 18, 2013
Quick GIf detailing steps for this flyer I put together for Tittsworth.
It’s pretty nice to have someone say “go nuts” on a design.
sketchbook/drafting pencils/graphite/illustrator cs5.