Paul D. Benedict

Position: Creative Director

About: Paul David was raised in Seattle, educated in Chicago, and finally transplanted to Iowa. He uses his national perspective to tell Midwest stories in a way that will appeal to a wider audience. He created and directed the  2015 Iowa Tourism TV campaign. In 2012-2013, he was a segment producer for ESPN’s College Football Daily, with original pieces airing twice weekly for a national audience. In 2012, his viral hit Iowa Nice was picked up by CNN, MSNBC, NPR and the BBC. Rachel Maddow called it “the funniest political ad to come out of Iowa.” The short film received over one million views and was later selected as an official honoree by the Webby Awards, the highest awards ceremony for digital media.

Website: thediscerninglens.com

Instagram: instagram.com/discerninglens

Twitter: twitter.com/discerninglens