Welcome Ben Buchanan

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Meet Our Newest Designer:
Ben Buchanan

Where are you from?

Fargo, ND

Tell us a little bit about you.

I studied graphic design at MSUM where I found a love for the creative and visual side of marketing. 

If there was a movie about your life, who would play you and why?

Simon Pegg. I feel confident that he can accurately portray my distaste for Jar Jar Binks from the Star Wars franchise. I’m still upset about Jar Jar.

What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

If I’m not glued to a screen rewatching Frasier for the 12th time, you can catch me tearing up the streets on my bicycle.

What’s a ridiculous fact about yourself?

When the weather is cooperating, I drive a big old mustard yellow boat of a car named Loretta. 

What part of your position provides the most value?

Visual insight on the design side of our client work.

Tell us about your experience.

I started interning with a local agency while finishing up some college courses. After receiving my degree I was hired full-time and learned a lot about juggling unique client needs in a fast-paced setting. I started receiving more and more motion graphic projects which propelled my love for animating designs. 

What part of your job do you believe makes the most impact?

Getting to collaborate with the interactive team and coming up with creative ideas for clients.

Why does our community matter to you?

Being a born & raised Fargo boy, I’ve watched it grow and thrive. The passion people have for this city is something special to be a part of.

What are some of your goals at Spotlight?

To support my team and grow as a designer.