Designed By Ben Smith

Designed By
Ben Smith

Graphic Design Portfolio

Hi, My Name is Ben

With over 15 years of experience as a graphic designer, my journey began as an in-house ministry designer for RU Recovery Ministries, a church-based addiction program. Transitioning into freelance design, I continued to serve churches and businesses with tailored design solutions. Alongside traditional graphic design, I have extensive experience using Adobe Dimensions to create 3D images and scenes. This includes crafting realistic badge images for two different Sheriff Departments to enhance their marketing efforts, as well as producing 3D product images for mockups and marketing materials. Brand identity design is also a large part of my design experience. Additionally, my extensive experience working closely with printers has equipped me with a deep understanding of the printing process. I am fluent in printer lingo and well-versed in various printing techniques, allowing me to oversee projects from conception to completion, ensuring seamless execution and exceptional results.

Graphic Design Skills

Here is a list of Graphic Design related skills and tools and my proficiency in each. To learn more about how I define these terms click here.

Dropbox, Slack, Asana, and Discord are just some of the productivity tools I am familiar with. I also have a license to Adobe’s Creative Cloud Suite.

Sermon Series and Church Slide Design

Crafting visually captivating and impactful designs tailored specifically to the brand and style of each church and ministries. I strive to create designs that resonate with congregations and effectively convey the message of each sermon series or announcement slide. From vibrant slide presentations to cohesive branding across various church materials, I am dedicated to helping churches amplify their message and connect with their communities on a deeper level through thoughtful and engaging design.

Social Media Post

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Apparel and Merch Designs

I have extensive experience collaborating with suppliers, including print-on-demand companies, I ensure seamless execution from concept to product. I have created apparel and merch designs that are specially curated to cover events or represent brands, while others cater to everyday use, ensuring versatility and relevance. I also have experience setting up the WooCommerce platform for WordPress to send orders through to POD companies like Printify and Printful.

Custom Illustration Examples

Hand-drawn characters created for a sermon series and social content

Hand-drawn logomarks

Hand lettering for a yearly immersive experience of the book of Revelations

Custom illustrated shapes and patterns

Working in 3D With Adobe Dimension

Explore my innovative 3D design portfolio showcasing creations crafted with precision using Adobe Dimension and Adobe Substance 3D Stager. From lifelike product renderings to immersive scenes, each project demonstrates my proficiency in leveraging cutting-edge tools to bring ideas to life in the virtual space.

Dawson County Sheriff’s Office hired me to build this 3D model of their badge for use in marketing.

Gilmer County Sherriff’s Office after seeing my work for DCSO also hired me to make a 3D model of their badge.

This product mockup was created while working at Butler Branding.

Books, Brochures, Cards, Catalogs, and more

My expertise and focus for much of my design career has been leveraging the power of Adobe InDesign. As a seasoned designer, with years of experience, I’ve mastered the art of crafting captivating layouts and compelling designs that speak volumes. From books and brochures to comprehensive catalogs, each piece is meticulously crafted to engage and inspire. I turn ideas into tangible and impactful printed materials, leaving a lasting impression on every reader.

Awareness Campaign Design

While working for Butler Branding I had the opportunity to design these posters and flyers for a campaign to promote dental health in the community which included both English and Hmong-speaking people.

Proficiency Scale

1 - Fundamental Awareness

Basic Knowledge:

Common knowledge or an understanding of basic techniques and concepts.

2 - Novice

Limited Experience:

Experience gained in a classroom and/or experimental scenarios or as a trainee on-the-job.

3 - Intermediate

Practical Application:

Successfully complete tasks in this competency as requested.

4 - Advanced

Applied Theory:

Recognized within your immediate organization as “a person to ask” when difficult questions arise regarding this skill.

5 - Expert

Recognized Authority:

Able to provide guidance, troubleshoot, and answer questions related to this area of expertise and the field where the skill is used.