Hey, nice to meet you.
I'm Ben Pang. 
I am a coder turned designer turned art director.
In college I took programming classes assuming that is what you need to make animation. 4 years and thousand lines of code later, I realized you don't need programming skills, but instead a really expensive computer. But the acquired programming knowledge did not go to waste. I combined that with my design skills to help solve business' problems digitally. Eventually I discovered advertising and learned how to tell a compelling brand story that people could engage with. Currently learning how to speak business acronyms at Coursera.

Originally from Hong Kong and now calling San Francisco my second home.
If you like furry animals, my pup Vespa will make your tail wag.
Hope we can meet in the non-digital world soon.
Associate Creative Director • Coursera
Dec 2021 – Present
Associate Creative Director • BBDO SF
March 2021 – Dec 2021

Senior Art Director • Camp + King
August 2018 – March 2021
Art Director • Deutsch LA
October 2015 – May 2018

Art Director • EVB SF
Feburary 2014 – October 2015

Art Director/Designer • AKQA SF
December 2012 – December 2013

Senior Interactive Designer • Mortar SF
July 2011 – December 2012

Freelance Designer • The Hive/JVST/Cutwater/CurrentTV/Fuse Project /Duncan Channon
January 2009 – June 2018

Design Intern • Venables Bell & Partner SF
September 2009 – Decemeber 2009
 Miami Ad School SF
Art Direction - 2011
University of California, Davis
Computer Science/Visual Communication - 2008
Shorty Award - RE/MAX
Effie Finalist - RE/MAX
Cut&Paste Finalist - San Francisco

Ad school Dropout
Still no recognition from my Asian parents yet

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