Erik Benjamins

4 August 2020

  1. After-Dinner Walk
  2. Alex Reed’s Home Work
  3. Bookends & Good Hugging
  4. Bookshelves & Hard Optimism
  5. Bottega Louie
  6. Building Block
  7. Butts of Florence
  8. Crying Into the Breadbox
  9. Disintegrating Smeller
  10. Eric Payne
  11. Forgetting the Words
  12. Free Smells
  13. Happiness for Art21 Magazine
  14. Jeremy Hunter's Practice of Life
  15. SBCo
  16. Self-squaring and Double Acting
  17. Sitting Suite for Seed
  18. Use All Five
  19. Wood Fire Chicken for Lucky Peach
  20. Young Joon Kwak’s ‘The Cave’
  21. Show All

Dear Reader,

Avoiding the Bummerness is me, Erik Benjamins.

I help people find the words they want to use to communicate their work into the world. Trained as a visual artist, my writing is multiform and flexible, responding directly to context and audience. Whether working with an independent comic book publisher or a restaurant group, I approach each project as a collaborating visitor—a writer-in-residence even—offering a fresh perspective and an attentive ear to arrive at a polished product that sings with grace, impact, and clarity.

The style and voice of my work is as diverse as my clients: designers, artists, creative agencies, an HR consulting firm, and an educator to name a few. I believe that writing is a medium that empowers through its accessibility and as such always enjoy sharing my process when helpful for the task at hand. To write ‘in residence,’ in support of others has been one of my most rewarding pursuits. It only betters my work as a visual artist, forever inspired by a love of language and its poetic possibilities.

If you're interested in working together, I look forward to hearing from you!


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