Ben Scolaro

2020 American Advertising Federation Young Person of the Year

Ben Scolaro strives to unite people by magnifying voices, histories, and identities.

An internationally-published storyteller, Ben distills complicated narrative into its most essential parts. His natural artistry and strategic approach allow him to create compelling narrative with a measurable impact, whether to help nonprofits articulate their impact to funders or assist corporate clients in creating a meaningful connection with customers.

Ben is equally at home shaping a global perspective through clear, unified creative direction as he is diving into the granular details of design, photography, and copy. He draws from a variety of sources, from visual art to photojournalism to poetry, to resonate at a core emotional level.

Ben's penchant for uncovering repressed and untold stories led to his work with Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC), the largest Latino advocacy group in the Southwest, where he currently holds the position Manager of Creative Services. Additionally, he maintains an active portfolio of freelance clients.


Testimonials

"Ben, you are a star...you going the extra mile and getting these photographs for us is so appreciated. Thank you so much. It shows real professionalism and drive."
—Helen Fitzwilliam, Financial Times Magazine

"Ben's creativity and desire to exceed expectations makes him an asset on any team. He has a strong understanding of the technical process and can take projects from abstract concepts to perfectly packaged, print-ready files that come to life on press. He's receptive to edits and is imaginative when limitations arise. Ben’s passion for design makes printing fun and I always look forward to the projects we work on together."
—Violet Ponce, Prisma Graphics


Awards

2020 Phoenix Metro ADDY Awards

  • Young Person of the Year
  • Best of Show
  • Judges' Choice (2 of 3)
  • Illustration (Gold)
  • Book Design (Gold)
  • Bro Bono Campaign (Gold)
  • Bro Bono Annual Report (Gold)

2020 District 12 Regional ADDY Awards

  • Bro Bono Campaign (Gold)
  • Bro Bono Annual Report (Gold)
  • Book Design (Silver)

Telly Awards

  • "Our Big Story" (Gold)
  • "Alex's Story" (Silver)

Publications

  • Financial Times Magazine
  • International Musician Magazine
  • Arizona Physician Magazine
  • The Arizona Republic/azcentral.com
  • KJZZ (NPR Affiliate)
  • Phoenix New Times
  • The Arizona Daily Star/tucson.com
  • The Phoenix Business Journal

Clients

Architecture/Engineering/Construction
  • Greenfield Dynamics
  • Kitchell
  • SD Crane Builders
  • SPS+ Architects
Healthcare
  • Maricopa County Medical Society (Arizona Physician Magazine)
Higher Education
  • Arizona State University
  • University of Arizona
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Maricopa Community Colleges
  • Pima Community College
Music
  • Mattweb Music (Emmy Award-winning composer)
Nonprofit
  • Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC)
  • Donor Network of Arizona
  • League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
  • The Leading Tone
Publishing
  • PRA Publishing

Ben Scolaro

Photography & Creative Direction

  • scolaro.ben@gmail.com

  • (480) 528-6565