For the last 14 years I have been a Product Designer and team leader building complex software systems focused on human-centered research and design.

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Don't take my word for it...

"Ben is a talented, collaborative interaction designer with a gift for working with multiple, complex teams to build solutions and products amid multiple moving parts. Ben was a pleasure to have on our team and was committed to finding ways to solve client problems and build simple, elegant tools."

Michelle Engle, Chief Product Officer, UserTesting

"Ben is a willing partner and collaborator. He understands that often there needs to compromise across design, but also factoring in usability, accessibility, and the scope of development effort, placing pace over perfection."

— Current Product Owner, Fidelity Investments

"Ben's got a great intuition for designing the user experience and, most importantly for me as an engineer, a good ear for listening to technical requirements and limitations."

Bishop Bettini, Vice President, Security and Information Systems, Xolv

About myself

I was born as raised in Hickory North Carolina. As a child I loved playing with Lego, drawing and making music.

In the fall of 1998 I started college at Appalachian State University. I received degrees in Graphic Design and Computer Information Systems.

At the beginning of 2004 I found myself in Chapel Hill doing graphic design in an unfulfilling way. After 4 years I decided I needed a change.

I was fortunate to be able to take a year off from my formal career to freelance and work on a Webmaster Certification from NC State University. This was the spark that eventually lead me to a fruitful career in User Experience Design. 14 years later and I find my career ever-evolving and pushing my design and problem-solving capabilities.

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