Ben: I am the editor of Block Club Magazine, and I contribute to the creative work for our design clients. For most projects, I am the “Word Guy.”
How did you end up doing what you’re doing?
Before the magazine launched in 2007, I had been freelancing for The Buffalo News, covering local arts and culture. I was hoping to stay in town to write, but I was reluctantly prepared to enter the tornado of applying to small-town newspaper gigs. Luckily, a friend introduced me to another friend who had this novel idea to start a magazine, and I jumped on board. Haven’t looked back since.
Where would one find you outside of the office?
The mundanity of it is absurd, but you know, cooking with friends, going to the theater, sitting in a coffee shop. All those activities that consume an interested/boring person’s life. Sometimes I crave a more adventurous social calendar, but I am quite fulfilled with my interests.
We’re going to be introducing some fun new features to Club Haus over the next few weeks! While Club Haus will always be a platform for us to share weekly inspirations, intriguing design work and news, you’ll also see more original content in the form of interviews, design and business recommends, and one-on-ones with the faces of Block Club Creative.
But first, some introductions! This week, we’re checking in with Patrick, founder and principal of the company - a job that involves growing the company with new products, services, and of course, clients.