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Jaiden Benz - The Art Institute of California-Silicon Valley. Oakland, CA, US

Jaiden Benz Jaiden Benz

The Art Institute of California-Silicon Valley


Consultant, Educator, and Academic Chair with Art, Design, Commerce, + Innovation focus.



Jaiden is an educator and creative strategist specializing in design, leadership, integrated marketing, social media, and leveraging emerging and disruptive technologies to achieve and deliver proven engagement with diverse demographics. Having held in-house positions at Apple, Hill + Knowlton Strategies (a WPP Group company), and Charles P. Rogers & Co. Jaiden possesses extensive experience leading global design teams in print, video, presentation, branding, environmental, event, and interactive design. Jaiden’s experience crosses virtually all business sectors including finance and business services, energy and power, technology, educational institutes, philanthropic and nonprofit services, healthcare & pharmaceuticals, and consumer marketing.
Prior to relocating to California in 2009, Jaiden was the Creative Services Manager at the New York global headquarters for Hill + Knowlton Strategies, one of the world’s largest international communications consultancies with 89 offices in 52 countries. At Hill + Knowlton Strategies, Jaiden developed creative and strategic solutions in partnering with clients as a trusted advisor. He managed client campaigns focused on metrics driven results to solve even the most challenging design problems with proven impact using both industry specific and agency developed proprietary analytics.
Jaiden holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cultural Studies from Eugene Lang College, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography & Related Media from Parsons School of Design, and a Master of Arts degree in Media Studies and Management from The New School for Public Engagement.

Industry Expertise (3)


Media Production


Areas of Expertise (3)

Design Leadership

Emerging Technology


Education (3)

Parsons School of Design: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography 2005

Eugene Lang College: Bachelor of Arts, Cultural Studies 2005

The New School: Master of Arts, Media Studies + Management 2010

Affiliations (9)

  • The Art Institutes
  • EDMC
  • The Art Directors Club
  • AIGA
  • D&AD
  • Society for Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD)
  • Parsons School of Design
  • The New School
  • Eugene Lang College



  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Corporate Training


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