Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson
Paul Wellman

CHANGE IS IN THE AIR: A foggy summer is over, fall begins, and The Independent welcomes new Advertising Designer Ben Johnson. The O.C. native has had some exciting changes of his own of late: graduating with an art major from Westmont in May, falling in love with a little big city called Santa Barbara, and joining our team of ad professionals in July as a just-right way to stay in town. He’s also been exploring new ventures in reading, cooking, and enjoying S.B.’s culinary treats; he hopes to try a new restaurant every time he goes out, though his favorites tend to be of the Mexican, Italian, or hamburger variety. You may have seen his senior show of photography at Westmont, a contemplation of “objects out of place,” seen him at the shore playing beach volleyball, or noticed him biking around, always, as his coworkers joke, keeping his cool, rarely getting upset about anything. It also wouldn’t be unlikely to find him taking in the art of Italy or Ireland, contemplating philosophy, or, now, designing your Indy ad.


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