Erik Benjamins

30 November 2020

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

Use All Five 2016

Copywriting and strategy for Use All Five (2016, ongoing).

LA-based digital design studio, Use All Five, had plans for a large scale rebrand of their website, which involved evolving and refining their use of language. I came on board to work with co-founder, Levi Brooks, to explore how we could best distill the spirit of the studio into a bold, descriptive tagline and some contextualizing “about us” copy. We focused on the studio’s working model, which emphasized curiosity, flexibility, and dialogue. Proud West Siders, we made sure to reflect on their close proximity to the coast and its unavoidable influence. Since the re-brand, I’ve popped in over the years to assist on a variety of client work, including UCLA, Save Venice (a conservation non-profit), and Art of Sport (bodycare for athletes).

“When we first started rebranding ourselves, we were struggling to have our copy to effectively communicate who we really were. Erik helped us get our thoughts organized and bring our positioning to life. The new copy even led us to reconsider and redesign our brand for the best. Erik has a special gift for making a complicated subject matter easy to understand and thought-provoking. He’s friendly, down to earth and very easy to work with. After five minutes talking with him, you’ll feel like you’ve been old friends for years. Don’t hesitate to work with him on your project, whether it's big or small.”
— Levi Brooks, CEO & Co-Founder