Spotlight On NW Creative: Ben’s Cork Cards

Ben Sellon is a 25-year old copywriter living in Portland and looking for work.
Naturally, he mingles with industry types and hands out his card. But in Ben’s case it’s not just a business card that he hands out. Rather, it’s a hand-made statement about his DIY ethos, his willingness to get his hands dirty (literally), his design aptitude and his unique creative vision. Yes, a business card can do all that, when the card is made with love and careful attention to detail.
Ben was working for Milk Milk, “a Marketing Collective” in Portland until last June. On his blog, he writes:

…if you’re an agency looking for a writer or a creative company wanting a rad dude for any sort of concept/content development — hit me. I mean, don’t literally hit me, hit me up. Or I suppose you could physically hit me too, so long as you write me a paycheck.

I see Ben going far in this business. You might too. Hit him up @sellonb.



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.