St. Louis’ Gray Design Group launches new division

Benjamin Franklin

In alignment with continued growth and expansion of the firm, St. Louis-based Gray Design Group launched a new division that provides strategic branding and graphic design services.  The division is led by Benjamin Franklin, an award-winning industry veteran with more than 25 years of branding and graphic design experience across the globe. 

As Gray’s Director of Branding + Graphic Design, Franklin brings to the table a new set of in-demand services the firm can provide to current and prospective clients.  Whether the goal is to grow a brand or strategically improve the workplace experience, Franklin will work alongside the client and Gray’s interior designers and architects to deliver an integrated design that will position clients for future growth.

Expanded services that Gray Design Group provides under Franklin’s leadership include brand strategy; brand design and development; corporate identity; messaging and positioning; print communications; annual reports; website/mobile design and development; environmental graphics; signage and wayfinding; packaging; trade show design and online/offline marketing services. 

A native of Nottinghamshire, England, Franklin began his impressive design career in London before moving to Saint Louis.  For the past 12 years, he ran a successful studio including clientele from the United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, Switzerland and multiple locations across the United States. 

Franklin also developed a flourishing brand identity curriculum at Washington University in Saint Louis that he taught for the past several years.  In addition, he served as an advisor to designers and business start-ups at the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship.  In his time outside the office, Franklin enjoys oil painting, music, hiking and spending time outdoors with his wife and three children.