Ben Playford is a creative director, with 16 years of experience crafting award-winning, behaviour-changing ideas for brands big and small. His work is at the nexus of creative advertising and digital design, with deep roots in user experience principles. 

Throughout his career as a creative director, design director, art director and designer, he has managed creative teams, built content studios, and worn many hats.

If you want to work with Ben despite all of this, get in touch:´╗┐


Freelance Art/Creative Director
Toronto, April 2018 to Present

Creative Director of Design
DDB Canada
Toronto, June 2015 to May 2017

Associate Creative Director
Tribal DDB
Toronto, August 2013 to June 2015

Group Creative Director
Toronto, August 2012 to August 2013

Associate Creative Director
MRM McCann
Princeton, August 2011 to August 2012

Group Creative Director
Toronto, November 2010 to August 2011

Associate Creative Director
Trapeze Media
Toronto, March 2009 to November 2009

Senior Art Director
Toronto, March 2008 to March 2009

Art Director
henderson bas
Toronto, March 2007 to February 2008

Trapeze Media
Toronto, February 2004 to March 2007


George Brown College
Graphic Design
1999 to 2002