Benedict is chief content officer and a director at Dezeen. He is responsible for coordinating Dezeen's editorial, video and social media output, as well as spearheading Dezeen's digital development strategy.
Ben graduated from the University of Sussex with a first-class English Literature degree in 2009. He joined Dezeen in 2011, after spending two years working for a London architecture firm.
In 2012, he was promoted to lead Dezeen's in-house creative studio, which produces all the online magazine's original video content and delivers projects as diverse as print publications, exhibitions, talks and events for prestigious clients around the world.
Dezeen Studio won a host of awards under his leadership, including beating media giants the Guardian, CNN and Google to a prestigious Webby Award in 2015. In 2017, his team came ahead of Vice, GQ and The Late Late Show to win an AOP Digital Publishing Award for best use of video.
Ben became a director of Dezeen in 2015 and took on the position of chief content officer in 2018.
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Architects SO-IL, Assemble and Carlo Ratti will discuss the future of sustainable urban architecture at our first Dezeen x MINI Living Initiative talk in Milan next week, and Dezeen readers are invited to join us. More
How will we live in the future? How do we tackle the issues facing our cities? Today we launch Dezeen x MINI Living Initiative, a year-long exploration of how architecture and design can contribute to a brighter urban future. More
Philipp Thonet explains how furniture manufacturer Thonet collaborated with flooring brand Bolon to create an updated version of its classic 209 bentwood chair in the next video in our Bolon at Heart series. More
High-end hotels and resorts are moving away from "gold, marble and chandeliers" to instead offer guests unique experiences, say AHEAD Asia jury members in this movie Dezeen produced for the hospitality awards scheme. More
In the next movie in our Bolon at Heart video series, Stockholm design duo Emma Marga Blanche and Fredrick Färg explain how they combined material by flooring company Bolon with thermoplastic felt to create an armchair informed by Japanese armour. More
In the next movie in our Bolon at Heart video series, Cappellini director Giulio Cappellini reveals how the Italian brand is experimenting with a new material by Swedish flooring company Bolon to upholster furniture. More
In this movie Dezeen produced for Haberdashery, Ben Rigby introduces the London design studio's first commercial lighting product, which casts dappled light reminiscent of sunshine filtering through leaves. More
In the next instalment of our exclusive video series with Bolon, directors Marie and Annica Eklund explain how the Swedish brand's Stockholm Design Week exhibition marked the start of "a new chapter" for Bolon. More
In the next instalment from our Bolon at Heart video series, Bolon directors Marie and Annica Eklund reveal how the Swedish brand is expanding beyond vinyl flooring with a collection of rugs that incorporate other fibres. More
Future Makers: in this movie filmed in Vancouver, Kody Baker explains how his start-up VeloMetro is hoping to convince people to switch to a cleaner, healthier form of transport with a car-like vehicle that you pedal like a bike. More
Today we launch a new collaboration with Swedish flooring company Bolon. In the first movie in our Bolon at Heart series, Annica and Marie Eklund explain how they transformed their grandfather's rug company into a glamorous design brand. More
Dezeen's videos received over 30 million plays in 2016. For our review of the year, studio director Ben Hobson has selected the 10 that sum up the year, including our interview with Bjarke Ingels at the opening of this year's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion and our video tribute to the late Zaha Hadid. More
In our final movie from the World Architecture Festival 2016, architect Ann Lau explains how Australian firm Hayball plans to create collaborative learning spaces in the Melbourne school that was named Future Project of the Year last month. More
In our next exclusive movie from this year's World Architecture Festival, Grant Bailey of Isthmus explains how the Auckland firm's award-winning Kopupaka Reserve was informed by local Maori culture. More
In this exclusive movie, designer Weng Shang Wei explains how he achieved the deep, uniform shade of black inside the Hangzhou fashion store that was named World Interior of the Year at Inside 2016 last month. More
Future Makers: in this movie, Karl Kolmsee explains how the small hydrokinetic turbines developed by his company Smart Hydro Power can provide a reliable source of electricity to remote rural communities. More