Raised in Texas near Austin, Ben is now living and working in Portland, Oregon. Previously, as one of the first communication designers to join Facebook’s team in California, his focus was on developing Facebook's internal culture, voice and brand. Most notably, he cofounded the Facebook Analog Research Laboratory, an internal print studio and art program. Before Facebook, Ben, a graduate of the University of North Texas, worked for the design firm and screen printing shop The Decoder Ring in Austin. There he honed his skills working with a range of clients, designing packaging, merchandising and a lot of screen printed posters. He's also an alumnus and advisor of John Bielenberg's experimental design education program, Project M, where he explores the role designers can play in encouraging social change.

Ben has worked in just about every medium imaginable. He is as comfortable screen printing a poster as he is programming a website, and he prides himself on the ability to seamlessly transition between mediums. If you have an amazing project that needs a designer please don't hesitate to reach out and say hello.

Facebook 2008–2014
Decoder Ring 2007–2008
Newhouse Design 2007
Project M 2007
University of North Texas 2001–2007
Selected Publications
Flaunt—Second Edition 2015
Break Through! 2012
Logo Lounge 6 2011
Eye Magazine 2010
Communication Arts—Design Annual 2010
Flaunt 2010
Grab Bag Book 2009
IDN Magazine 2009
Graphis—New Talent Annual 2008
Selected Public Speaking
An Interesting Day 2016
Design Madison 2016
AIforGA 2016
Fort Lewis College 2015
Etsy 2015
Buzzfeed 2015
AIGA Austin—Design Ranch 2015
Designer Fund—Bridge 2014
Dallas Society of Visual Communciations 2014
Ringling College of Art & Design 2014
99u Pop-Up School 2013
New York Times 2013
AIGA Houston 2013
AAF Fort Wayne 2012
Indiana University 2011
Design Fest 2011
Brand New Conference 2011
SUNY New Paltz 2011
University of Montana 2011
AIGA San Francisco 2010