Benjamin van Loon

I’m an award-winning writer, researcher, consultant and proud Chicagoan with nearly 15 years of experience across PR, marketing, writing and communications consulting. By day I serve as communications manager for World Business Chicago, the City of Chicago’s public-private economic development partner. I’m also a board member for High Concept Labs, a Chicago-based artist incubator.

I spend the rest of my time writing and experimenting.

I have a master’s degree in communications and media from Northeastern Illinois University and bachelor’s degrees in writing and philosophy from North Park University. From 2011 to 2014, I was formerly the co-founder and publisher of Anobium, an independent literary publishing collective.

I like big ideas, bad movies, good pizza, old buildings, open spaces and loud music.