Benjamin Allison | Designer and illustrator in the SF Bay Area

Art direction, brand design, and illustration in San Francisco, Napa, and Sonoma.

Making engaging and evocative designs is what gets me out of bed in the morning. Helping clients tell visual brand stories that get them invited to their customers’ special moments is a passion of mine.

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What’s my deal?

I have over 20 years experience of thoughtful, visual storytelling

Macro, micro, analog, digital. Platforms change, but methodology is forever. All design relies on the same basic skills: asking, listening, problem solving, dreaming. I do these things well.

My chief skill is single image story telling. Logos. Packaging. Illustration. UI. Pulling all of the threads of a brand’s essence into one tightly woven, impactful image. 1000 words, conveyed in a moment.

I have expertise in numerous verticals, but high end food and beverage has become my focus in recent years. I have a range of competencies that allow me to offer full-service, strategic solutions.

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Prohibition, COVID, and getting lean.

Blog post: June 24, 2020

Most people, myself included, believe Prohibition ended in America on December 5, 1933. That blessed 21st Amendment allowed the country to whet its whistle after 14 long, dry years. This appears, however, to only be partially true.

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