3 Questions: Jason Benavides

jasonJason Benavides is features designer at the Charlotte Observer, and is judging the Features category for the 35th Best of News Design™ competition. To get to know him better, we posed three questions:

What are your impressions of the work you’ve seen while judging Features?
I’m very impressed. Even the ones that don’t make the Award of Excellence still show good work.

This is your first time judging for SND. What do you think? 
I was honored to be asked to do it, and now that I’m here it’s been very inspiring. It makes me want to be a better individual.

Do you have any passions outside the world of design? 
I’m a bit of a sports junkie, too. Co-ed football is where I met my wife, and now we have two young children, 1 and 2 and-a-half. We love doing things outside together, throwing the ball around. The 2-and-a-half year-old is going to be a lefty.