John Benson has joined production company Arts & Sciences as Executive Producer, Development and Special Projects in New York.
The former Honey Badger founder, and digital director for clothing label Band of Outsiders brings a multi-faceted skill set to Arts & Sciences, having recently worked across PR, marketing, advertising and commercial production.
At Arts & Sciences, Benson will concentrate on special projects spanning digital, design and social media as well as broadcast projects and music videos. He also extends the Los Angeles-based shop’s presence to the east coast and will liaise with the company’s New York-based directors, as well as recruit new creative talent.
“The fact that John is an executive producer who can work across an array of projects for any platform is of huge value to us,” says Mal Ward, managing Director and Partner, Arts & Sciences. “John’s skill set, tastes and eye for new talent makes him a perfect fit.”
Out of the New York outpost, Benson is currently working on a confidential project with Mullen and directing duo Co.Lab.
Benson most recently led the New York office of experiential PR agency Exposure. Prior to that, he was the digital director for Band of Outsiders, overseeing the clothing label’s e-commerce site. He also cofounded the Los Angeles-based boutique commercial shop Honey Badger.
About Arts & Sciences:
Arts & Sciences was founded in 2011 by Matt Aselton, Marc Marrie and Mal Ward. The trio have produced and directed advertising content for brands such as Nike, Samsung, Google, Facebook, AT&T, and ESPN. As well as producing music videos, short films, and fine art projects. Named after Hancock, Adams and Bowdoin’s 18th-century honorary society, its talent roster encompasses a variety of skill sets and produces across all platforms and media. artsandsciences.com