Benjamin Allison | Designer and illustrator in the SF Bay Area
An illustration of Benjamin Allison, an art director, brand designer, graphic designer and illustrator working in Sonoma County, Napa Country, and the SF Bay Area.

Art direction, brand design, and illustration in the SF Bay Area

Art direction, brand design, and illustration in the SF Bay Area

I’m Benjamin Allison, an art director, graphic designer, and illustrator currently working in Sonoma, Napa and the San Fransisco Bay Area. My focus is branding, package design, and web design for clients in all industries, with a specialization in food and beverage.

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Sarafino

Sarafino

Cresthorn Whisky

High altitude flavor.

Cresthorn Whisky

Four in Hand

Deconstruction and reconfiguration

Four in Hand

Dalecio Family Wines

Dalecio Family Wines

Mast & Tiller

All aboard.

Mast & Tiller

Intuition

Intuition

Bon Sol

Exploring linocut illustration

Bon Sol

SMOJoe

The friendly face of SEO

SMOJoe

Tome Wines

Reading between the lines.

Tome Wines

Larioso

Larioso

Animal Studies

Animal Studies

The Rising

Go bold or go home.

The Rising

Over 20 years experience of dynamic, visual story telling

Macro, micro, analogue, 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.

I have expertise in numerous verticals, but high end food and beverage has become my focus in recent years. Helping clients tell brand stories that get them invited to their customers’ special moments is a passion of mine.

I have a range competencies that allow me to offer full-service, strategic solutions.

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Burger Derby

Derb. To the max.

Burger Derby

iZ

iZ

Podium Publishing

Podium Publishing

Strymon Parallax

A study in photorealism

Strymon Parallax

Ephemera

Odds & sods.

Ephemera

VirtuTrain

A web and iOS app for Strength and Conditioning coaches

VirtuTrain

Always good for comment

I think it’s important for designers to think deeply about their practice, and be able to articulate their thoughts in a clear way. Here’s me pretending to know what I’m talking about on live television.

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Your space could use some art.

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Blog post: January 21, 2020

Be kind. Be curious. Make Shit.

Do you have a Mantra? I think mantras are stupid. But I have one. It’s like that sometimes. There is harm 
in being simplistic or reductionist. There is also clarity in being simplistic or reductionist My post-religious, post-superstitious, post-
theistic self...

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Blog post: January 21, 2020

Be kind. Be curious. Make Shit.

Do you have a Mantra? I think mantras are stupid. But I have one. It’s like that sometimes. There is harm 
in being simplistic or reductionist. There is also clarity in being simplistic or reductionist My post-religious, post-superstitious, post-
theistic self...

Read more