Instructor, IDEA School of Design
IDEA School of Design

604.990.7820 ext. 7820
Arbutus Building, room AR206


Diploma, Design and Illustration, Capilano College, 2007.


Ben Frey received a diploma in Illustration and Applied Arts from Capilano University's IDEA School of Design. Recently, he completed RED Academy's User Interface & Design program.

Frey specializes in illustration but also focuses on UI/UX design and branding practices. His work has been published in the Globe and Mail, Walrus Magazine and Discorder, as well as three children's books for Annick Press and Simply Read Books. He has been a contributor to BC NDP, Portland Hotel Society, Vancouver Mural Festival and Sitka Surfboards. He has been featured by Leafly, Vice, Lodown Magazine and NO Magazine.

Although Frey mostly works in commercial art, he has created a body of work in drawing and has exhibited solo shows at Okazi Gallery (Berlin, DE), Revolver Upstairs (Melbourne, AU), Antisocial (Vancouver, B.C.), Bob Prittie Library (Burnaby, B.C.), Good Luck Gallery (Vancouver, B.C.), Electric Umbrella (Nanaimo, B.C.), Sitka (Victoria, B.C.), and group shows at The Cheaper Show (Vancouver, B.C.) and Studio Nine Gallery (Toronto, ON).

Currently, Frey balances his time as an Illustration Instructor for Capilano University's IDEA School of Design, designer at AvenueHQ and freelancing.

I choose to be an illustrator rather than a fine artist because I love the challenge of executing a visual solution for clients, as well as seeing my finished work displayed on different mediums.