Ben Dybas

Experience

BrandSavvy

Design Director

Jan 2016 - Present

In January 2016, Bearings Branding merged with BrandSavvy, another Denver-based brand agency.

  • Establish the conceptual and stylistic direction on brand projects covering a wide spectrum of industries
  • Manage a team responsible for all aspects of project implementations including design, web development, PR and social media
  • Proposal development including scope of work, timelines, and budgets
  • Day-to-day contact with client team leaders
  • Present creative work to client teams

Bearings Branding

Creative Director

Jan 2012 - jan 2016

  • Established agency creative direction
  • Business development including new client pitches
  • Managed agency project workflow
  • Proposal development including scope of work, timelines, and budgets
  • Identified and managed the required freelance resources, from designers to website developers to copywriters, so that project work was visually compelling, on strategy, and able to drive revenues
  • Prepared project creative briefs that established the conceptual and stylistic direction for design staff
  • Led critiques with agency creative staff and freelancers
  • Day-to-day contact with client team leaders
  • Presented strategic and creative work to client teams
  • Simultaneously managed multiple project scopes, timelines, and budgets

Monigle Associates

Managing Director

aug 2005 - jan 2012

  • Managed a team of designers, web developers, sign designers, copywriters, production artists, photographers, video production teams and freelancers to create and implement a variety of branding projects
  • Established and successfully managed project scopes, timelines, and budgets
  • Prepared project creative briefs that established the conceptual and stylistic direction for design staff
  • Led critiques with agency creative staff and freelancers
  • Co-presented strategic and creative work to all levels of client teams
  • Coordinated multiple facets of individual projects among other client agency partners
  • Provided training, oversight and guidance to client teams as they implemented new brands
  • Mentored junior staff members

 

Senior Designer

aug 2001 - aug 2005

  • Lead project designer
  • Conceptualization and design of solutions to their completion
  • Directed junior designers and interns
  • Made autonomous design decisions
  • Helped to establish project scopes, timelines, and budgets

 

Designer

sep 1999 - aug 2001

  • Refined and executed pre-established design concepts
  • Applied visual brand systems to new marketing and communication tactics
  • Established brand standards and guidelines to ensure proper implementation by client teams

Schafer Design

Junior Designer

Jan 1998 - aug 1999

  • Assisted in the concept, design, and implementation phases for a variety of environmental and retail branding projects
  • Presentation preparation 
  • Participated in client presentations
  • Prepared production artwork
  • Managed the production process for project implementation including vendor bid process, vendor coordination, prototype review, and punch-lists

Select Clients

  • AIG Financial
  • American Humane Association
  • Avis
  • AutoNation
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • BNY Mellon
  • Boeing
  • Century 21
  • CenturyLink
  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Comcast
  • Cox Communication
  • The Denver Hospice
  • Elks
  • Forest City Enterprises
  • Holcim
  • Jefferson Health
  • Lancaster General Health
  • LSI Logic
  • McKinsey
  • Newmont
  • Paychex
  • Renown Health
  • St. Luke's Health
  • St. Vincent Health
  • VHA
  • Western State Colorado University
  • Western Union
  • Winter Park Resort
  • Wyoming Medical Center

Education

Eastern Illinois University

Bachelor of Arts: Graphic Design

Sept 1993 - DEC 1997