Getting To Know Benny And The Bird

Hello there!

I’m Ben Fred, the man behind Benny And The Bird. We have recently launched a brand new website so I thought I would use my first blog post as an opportunity to say hello and let you know a bit about me.

Benny And The Bird is the end result of years of developing myself as an illustrator. From my endless cartoons and sketches as a child, all the way through to my ND in visual communications and then a BA Hons degree in illustration, creative design and art have always been a big part of who I am.

As well as freelance illustration and design, my creative side has led me to get involved with photography, in particular, second shooting for my wife with her wedding photography.

Becoming a part of the wedding industry and creating the stationery for our own wedding back in 2016, helped me realise that I could use my talents in typography and design to create wedding stationery for couples looking for something fresh and a little out of the ordinary.

Here’s a few fun facts about me:

  • I have been in one of the Queens bedrooms at Windsor Castle.
  • I spent nine months travelling around Australia and New Zealand.
  • One day I want to go cage diving and get up close to some great white sharks.
  • I’m married to a very pretty hobbit.
  • I really regret getting my wife into Lego video games.
  • I like peanut butter and salad cream on toast – seriously it’s yumma yumma!
  • By day I’m a stationery designer, by night I fight crime… (just checking if you’re still reading haha)
  • I am a bit of a geek (the good kind though).
  • I really wish Jurassic Park was real.

I genuinely love creating something that just starts as a little spark in my head and I really embrace getting the opportunity to work with lots of awesome couples to create stationery they love!

Here’s a couple of my favourite people… my lovely wife Sophie (the hobbit) and my awesome little mini-me, Finley!

Photography by  the very talented Olliver Photography and Sophie Bowdler Photography. Click on the links below and have a look at their awesome work!

Sophie Bowdler Photography Olliver Photography
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