Benj Gleeksman

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Benj Gleeksman (he/him) is a Lecturer in the Communication and Media department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. He Is a designer, artist and art director with over 25 years of professional experience and has taught at a number of different colleges since 2015. Benj has developed and revised curricula and taught a wide variety of design classes that include branding, graphic design, web design, information design, UX/UI design, typography, drawing, motion graphics and portfolio development. As an art director, Benj has been recognized by the New England Book show three times and had photography published in Thrasher Magazine and Adirondack Life Magazine. Benj actively shows his artwork, which combines textural explorations with painting, collage, drawing, and typography as investigations into pop cultural memes and their influence on society.