Ben Hulse

Ben Hulse
Ben Hulse is the Design Manager for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee (VANOC). Born in North Yorkshire, England, Ben moved with his family to Western Canada as a child in 1986.

At age 9, Ben attended the Calgary '88 Winter Olympic Games where things like Torch Relays and British ski jumpers captured his imagination. Shortly after, he discovered two things which would change his path: design and music. By his late teens he was creating album covers, music videos, apparel, and touring the country in a band in support of national acts.

By the end of university, Hulse's work had appeared on billboards, in national magazines, on television and radio around the world. In 2005, he graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Interactive Arts, majoring in Interaction Design. Here he examined interdisciplinary design and methodologies which translate across numerous design fields from branding to industrial design to architecture. After several more Canadian tours, in 2007, Ben joined the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games brand and creative design team — which is responsible for some of the most iconic elements of the Games. Hulse designed the Vancouver 2010 Torch Relay identity, the official posters, and was part of the Look of the Games design team. He was also involved with the development of the sport pictograms, torches, community cauldrons, and hundreds of other Olympic and Paralympic projects.

Aside from design, Ben has been in the music industry for over a decade as a touring and recording artist, photographer, and artist manager.

Session: Thursday, 29 April 1:30-2:15