Hello, my name is Ben. I am a designer and art director working in the areas of graphic design, art direction, data visualization, interaction design, exhibit design, and various curatorial projects. I am passionate about crafting savvy stories in mediums of digital, print, and built environments. I have a love for the latest typefaces, peculiar maps, and the power of design to create social change.
Most recently, I worked as a futurist and designer at Microsoft’s Envisioning Lab creating experimental software and technology prototypes across scenarios set in the home and office.
I received my MFA in Visual Communication Design from the University of Washington in 2010. My graduate studies focused on leveraging the authority of data visualizations, specifically maps, to benefit social good causes and projects.
When I’m not tending to various design projects, I enjoy chess, globetrotting, and photography. Other beloved favorites include american football, autumn, black coffee, train travel, and my wife + family.