Eric Benson

I’m a designer and educator hoping to battle our climate crisis through my work.

Eric is a sci-fi-loving, tree-hugging nerd from Michigan who is an Associate Profesor of Graphic Design at the University of Illinois. He co-founded Fresh Press Agri-Fiber Paper Lab in 2012 and has been running his 501(c)3 non-profit Re-nourish since 2006. Benson has published and lectured internationally on the importance of sustainable design. His work has also garnered numerous design awards and has been seen in notable venues like The Walker Art Center, the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, the Hammer Museum, the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and RISD.