Ben Darlington

Ben Darlington

Graphic Design Co-op

Ben, a Junior at the University of Kentucky is currently studying Graphic Media and Design. In his studies, he explores the boundaries of combining hand drawn work with digital media. It is Ben’s exploration that has a sparked a strong passion for the ways in which people perceive and interact with the world around them.

If you weren’t in your current field, what job would you have instead?

I’d probably be a park ranger somewhere like Yosemite.


Where do you draw inspiration?

I draw a lot of my inspiration from TV shows and the people around me. Being in SA/VS I’m always surrounded by hundreds of different people all doing their own things,
which brings endless ideas to the table that allow me to expand upon my own.


If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Why?

For sure New Zealand mainly because of LotR and it looks pretty serene.

Do you have pets? What are they and what are their names?

The A Team consists of a mutt named Lucy, a multi-poodle named Max and a cat called Musashi.


What is your favorite song, movie or TV show?

The Lord of the Rings trilogy in 1st and The Iron Giant in 2nd. Always Sunny in Philly is my go to TV show.


Football or Futbol?

Football baby. Go Cats.


What are your hobbies or special skills?

I snowboard, draw, camp/ hike, and watch a ton of movies. I also play a lot of video games.


Morning or Night?

I’m a night owl.