Benedict Hobson

Chief Content Officer

About Speaker

Benedict is chief content officer at Dezeen. He is responsible for coordinating Dezeen's editorial, video and social media output, as well as spearheading Dezeen's digital development strategy.

Benedict graduated from the University of Sussex with a first-class English Literature degree in 2009. He joined Dezeen in 2011, after spending two years working for a London architecture firm.

In 2012, he was promoted to lead Dezeen's in-house creative studio, which produces all the online magazine's original video content and delivers projects as diverse as print publications, exhibitions, talks and events for prestigious clients around the world.

Dezeen Studio won a host of awards under his leadership, including beating media giants the Guardian, CNN and Google to a prestigious Webby Award in 2015. In 2017, his team came ahead of Vice, GQ and The Late Late Show to win an AOP Digital Publishing Award for best use of video.

Benedict took on the position of chief content officer in 2018. Since taking over the role, Dezeen has won numerous more awards for its content, including multiple accolades for its groundbreaking Virtual Design Festival in 2020 and a second Webby Award in 2021 for its Out of the Box collaboration with Samsung.

Events

Friday

16:30 - 17:20 24 September 2021