Interview #23: Scott Benson
Scott Benson is the perfect person to spend a rainy Tuesday morning with. He's got enough creative ideas to turn any gloomy day into something exciting.
We met at Penny's Diner (formerly Tom's Diner) on the South Side. I was excited when Scott suggested we meet at the retro, 50's inspired joint—I felt right at home seeing as my first job ever was at The South Side Soda Shop in Goshen, Indiana. Crazy coincidence South Side is in the title, right? I still get asked if it's located in Pittsburgh...
Scott is super clever and has a great sense of humor. It definitely shines through in his work as an animator and illustrator. He was nominated for Yinzpiration by my friend Stephan Bontrager—when I saw the videos that Scott made for the organization Stephan works for, Riverlife, I knew I'd really like to meet the man behind the animation.
Perhaps the most yinzpirational piece I have ever seen: