2019 Attendees

Jerry Benson

Junior Visual Designer
, United States of America


1.    Prior to being chosen to participate in this program, what did you know or hear about the LIA Creative LIAisons program?
My original understanding of the program was that earning the opportunity to attend simply meant just being present to witness creative submissions and judging. I was never expecting to be a part of something so much more immersive. The program not only provides a flexible space for creative peers to openly network and learn from each other, but also the chance to hear how creative landscapes are shifting from impassioned industry leaders. I can’t wait to be a part of it.
2.    What do you expect to get out of Creative LIAisons? What do you want to get out of Creative LIAisons?
Having graduated with a chemistry degree and being mostly self-taught in the realm of design, I’m excited to get a better grasp on how backgrounds can influence success in the creative world. I’m expecting a wide diversity in the origin stories that belong to my peers, the judges, and the owners of the submitted works, and can’t wait to see how their pasts have influenced their paths in the professional world.
3.    If you were to choose what the speakers present, what topics would you choose?
I would love to hear the speakers talk about facing the challenge of subjectivity in a hyper-critical field, but more so how to seek value in often creating work that isn’t always personally driven (but often rather by a client or a request). Also, I would like to hear about anything on the psychology of color. I find that so cool.
4.    If you could choose any juror to interview for two minutes, who would it be and why?
I would love to hear more from Rob Doubal on his hand in the Visit Xbox campaign, or any jurors who have been able to work with new VR and gaming technology. Super interested in how the world is making room for the value/impact of virtual spaces.