Ben Burns is
not a designer.

Not just a designer, anyway.
What I Do

I help growing businesses increase revenue, expand brand awareness, and earn happier customers.  

Want examples? Visit me on Behance or head to the Blind website. You’ll find examples of brand identity design, brand strategy, user experience design, and more inside well-written case studies.



Currently, I serve in a dual role as both the Chief Operating Officer of The Futur and as Digital Creative Director at Blind.

The Futur helps creatives, artists, and entrepreneurs develop personally and professionally by providing premier digital educational content. I lead the talented marketing and operations teams, who have succeeded in increasing revenue 300% year over year for the past three years.

Blind is a brand strategy consultancy specializing in technology, real estate, and entertainment. I lead a team of designers, writers, and technologists and participate in select client projects.

Balancing responsibilities between these two incredible companies is the adventure of a lifetime.

Chief Operating Officer
The Futur

Santa Monica, California

Digital Creative Director

Santa Monica, California

Chief Executive Officer
Burnt Creative

Richmond, Virginia

Vice President
Richmond AIGA

Richmond, Virginia


Some of the biggest brands in the world trust me to help them communicate, grow, and connect.


If you want people inspired and moved to action with a mix of high-level strategy and hardcore tactics, I’d love to speak at your event.

Something I realized early on: creatives and entrepreneurs want more than soft-win stories and portfolio walkthroughs. Your audience deserves actionable, entertaining, and inspiring content. Here's how we can deliver: 

Talks and keynotes

I deliver highly engaging, interactive keynotes between 30 minutes and an hour long on a variety of topics, including: Facing Fear, Overcoming Limiting Beliefs, and Saying Yes.


My workshops are designed to arm attendees with tactical and highly actionable content. Typical workshops are two hours long on a variety of topics: Passive Income, Finding Your First Client, Brand Positioning and UX Design Sprints.

Let's do this

Ready to get started? So am I. All of my talks are booked through The Futur. Click the link below and send me an email. I can't wait.

Speaking at the 2017 Last Best Conference

Together Experience
September 2018

Keynote Speaker

March 2018

Workshop Speaker

Last Best Conference
August 2017

Keynote Speaker


Walk a day in my shoes and hear more of my story–join me on YouTube! Subscribe to my channel for weekly vlogs, and join our team on The Futur for robust educational content.


I also create products that help other entrepreneurs along their journey