Ben Watkinson

Ben Watkinson

Creative Director, G.F Smith

Originally trained in Architecture, Ben has a passion for materials, design and human communication. 

Now Hull based, having spent time working in London and Amsterdam, Ben is Director of Sales at G . F Smith where he consults for the worlds leading brands and creative agencies on material, texture and colour choice.

Colorplan – G . F Smith’s pioneering range of coloured papers – has been an iconic and indispensable resource for designers since it was launched in 1972, creating unprecedented possibilities in printed design for a generation of graphic designers. Having set a new standard of colour sophistication and subtle texture, Colorplan has continued to evolve in the decades since – its range has never been as comprehensive or more ideally suited to meet the demands of the modern creative as it is today.