Ben began his foray into the world of visual design starting as an independent contractor providing branding, logos, and website UI design for a wide variety of small/med businesses. With a wide interest in all types of digital media, he used all manner of tools to develop unique and engaging visual designs, including 3D animation; then a considered a novelty on the web.
Interest in the gaming space let him to game development studio Cyan Worlds; the creators of such AAA PC game titles Myst, Riven, and the MMO "URU", among others. Ben led teams of specialized QA personnel to ensure quality software delivery across multiple platforms, both at Cyan HQ and remote on-site operations. His interest in web design also allowed him to contribute new web-based tools for managing the test teams internally.
His drive for design led him to leave Cyan to again pursue independent interests. As a contract artist, he contributed to a few indie games for the Xbox 360, PC and iPhone, as well as continuing graphic & UI/UX design for the web.
Today, Ben enjoys staying on the cutting-edge of both design & gaming tech spaces; leveraging those interests to provide elegant solutions for today's increasingly mobile & web-app focused challenges.