CAUSe for Innovation

//CAUSe for Innovation
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Project Description

CAUSe for Innovation

This book was designed to showcase the research initiatives happening in the College of Architecture & Urban Studies (CAUS) at Virginia Tech. The cover of the book was die cut, blind embossed, and had a Moleskine-like elastic band to provide a more textural look and feel.

The design of this book was created at FourDesign—a faculty-led, student-run design agency, where I served as a Faculty Advisor and a Creative Director/Assistant Creative Director for several years.


  • Howard Packett Award for Creative Excellence. Western Virginia American Advertising Federation Award, Blind Jury Review, Roanoke, VA.
  • Gold ADDY Award. Western Virginia American Advertising Federation Award, Blind Jury Review, Roanoke, VA.
  • Award of Merit. American Institute of Graphic Arts, Greater Richmond Award for Design Excellence 6, Blind Jury Review, Richmond, VA.


Agency: FourDesign
Creative Director: Somiah Muslimani
Assistant Creative Directors: Bob Fields, Ben Hannam, Meg Nugent, and Dane Webster
Graphic Designers: Matt Gillespie, Jessica Harllee, Erin Nolan, Ben MacDonald, and Ashley Shoemaker

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Short Biography

Ben Hannam is an award-winning designer, educator, author, and small business owner. He thinks of himself as a design tactician and problem-solver, and believes that creative solutions to everyday problems reinforce the value of graphic design and helps make the world a better place.