Eric received his BFA in graphic and industrial design from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1998. His work professionally has been focused on creating enriching digital experiences on the web and environmentally friendly print and packaging material. Benson has provided digital work for such clients as the Vanguard Group, FILA, Credit Suisse First Boston and Texas Instruments. He has designed print and packaging material for Texas Instruments, MADD, Toyota, and produced a range of sustainable print collateral for Whole Foods. In 2006 Benson received his MFA from the University of Texas at Austin with a concentration in design and social responsibility. His teaching methods and assignments hope to serve as an incubator for producing more socially responsible designers in the world.
This talk was recorded at TEDxUIUC 2010 (4/10/10), which was organized at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by a group of students led by Cristian Mitreanu.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)