My name is Ben Chasnov. I’m a graphic designer currently located in Nashville, Tennessee. I’ve been working in the design field for almost 10 years and spent the last 6 years in advertising and marketing, serving as a graphic designer for the leading recruitment advertising agency in the transportation sector.
Working at an agency exposed me to new facets of marketing and advertising and taught me new design skills which I look forward to building as I continue my career. My work with clients has taught me the intricacies of B2B and B2C marketing, challenged my creativity building advertising campaigns with limited time and assets, and emphasized the importance of communication skills for building and maintaining successful business relationships. In addition, as the designer assigned to all in-house marketing projects for the agency, I’ve had the opportunity to design for conferences and symposium events, build presentations and collateral for sales pitches and RFPs, develop and test social media marketing and advertising campaigns, and further my skills in print marketing.
I’ve also had the opportunity to further my photography skills and learn videography skills at the agency, handling photo and video shoots for both internal marketing projects and for clients. Building on photography skills I learned in college – and beforehand as a photography enthusiast growing up – I’ve learned to manage subjects during testimonial videos, enhanced my knowledge of handling natural and artificial lighting, and served as photographer and videographer for events.
Outside of work, I’ve been involved in the Nashville design community by serving on the Board of Directors for the Nashville chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design. Starting in 2016, I served for two years as the Communications Director, overseeing all communications and managing a small committee of other board members. Since July of 2018 I have served as the Vice President of the chapter, working closely with the board President to develop and maintain the board’s mission and vision, running board meetings, and striving to build our impact in the community.
I graduated in 2012 from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio, earning my B.A. in Graphic Design, along with minors in Web Design and Studio Art. Before working in advertising I worked as a freelance graphic designer for several years, and I continue to handle a small portfolio of freelance clients. This work provides the opportunity to build additional design skills, learn about additional business sectors, and experiment with email marketing, website management, and more.
In addition to a passion for design, photography, and printmaking, college also instilled in me a love for travel and new experiences. In college I had the privilege of studying for a month in Greece, spending the summer of 2011 interning in northern Iraq with a non-profit organization, and completing my degree with a semester in Florence, Italy. Since then I’ve had the opportunity to travel in the U.S. and abroad with my wife, Katherine – and look forward to another new experience in July when our daughter is born.
Feel free to look around at some of my work! If you like what you see, please get in contact with me – I’d love to learn how we can work together!