"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 Marketing Officer, Valassis Digital
"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, Senior Principal Engineer, PlayMaker CRM
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 Arts 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. 10 years later and I find my career ever-evolving and pushing my design and problem-solving capabilities.