Ben Hagon RGD
August 22, 2006
41 Hemlock Ave
Other CapabilitiesBook Design, Branding, Information Design, Mobile/Apps, Publication, Typography, Web
Client SpecialtyArts & Culture, Government, Healthcare, Non-profit, Professional Services
Languages CoveredEnglish, French
Company descriptionINTENT is an objective-driven communications agency that works with organizations that actively contribute to social good. We create award-winning brands, websites, and communications that are steadfastly intent on achieving results.
Why am I an RGD?I am an RGD because it affords me a way to give back to my industry through talks, mentorship, sponsorships and more.
What is my most memorable RGD moment?Probably at my first DesignThinkers where I got into a big argument with a firm owner who insisted students need to be professional grade when it came to software and computers. I told him you can train a monkey to use a mac, I want graduates who can think. That and also calling out Paula Scher on her self deprecation.
Why am I a designer?I believe design has the ability to communicate in a way no other medium does. When utilized correctly design communicates clearly, concisely and helps people understand what you are trying to say. Ever since I was in University, I believed that words were as important as images, and I still believe design serves the message.
Why should you hire me?You should work with Intent because we are honest, we care about our clients and their projects, we treat people (including clients and staff) with decency and compassion, and we do good, credible work that is effective.
Where do I see myself in 5 years?On the beach! haha.
Likely I will be in a similar spot to where I am now. Keeping a low profile, working hard, and trying to be a good person.