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The Krider Prize for Creativity was awarded to Ben Harrison, founder, CEO, and lead designer for Jonas Paul Eyewear. Ben Harrison along with his wife Laura accepted the award at the UCDA Design Conference in Orlando, Florida, October 3, 2015.

Ben Harrison personifies this creative spirit. Ben, and his wife, Laura, have given their ingenuity to the mission of equipping children with creative, fashion-forward vision correction.

Jonas Paul Eyewear exists to provide function and new form to children's vision. Named for their son, Jonas, their company seeks to inspire style, provide purpose, and meet the needs of those who share their vision and those whose vision is compromised.

Upon searching for suitable children's eyewear for Jonas, the Harrison's discovered one missing factor in existing options for children: fashion-forward kids' frames at an accessible price point. Jonas Paul Eyewear fills the gap.

For each pair of Jonas Paul Eyewear kids glasses purchased, the company donates 10% to their partner, CBM International, to bring vision to a person in need through a pair of glasses or corrective surgery.

Ben Harrison attended Taylor University for his undergraduate degree in computer graphics arts with a photography minor, and received an MFA in photography from Kendall College of Art & Design. His work experience has been in design, web development, and photography. He has extensive entrepreneurial experience, having co-founded four companies.

Photo of Ben Harrison at the UCDA Design Conference by Matthew Lester.

Photo of Ben and Laura Harrison along with their son Jonas Paul courtesy of Jonas Paul Eyewear, used with permission.