“Smooth seas don’t make good sailors.”
— Neck Deep
Ben is a hybrid UI designer and front-end web developer that strives to deliver thoughtful digital experiences from conception to completion. He’s just as comfortable in front of a sketchpad making wireframes as he is developing web interfaces.
With experiences in digital marketing, visual design, photography, and education, Ben is able to collaborate effectively with everyone at JRD. His coffee fueled go-get-‘em attitude makes him a great addition to our agile web team.
Ben is a lifelong creator with humble beginnings using MS Paint in Windows 95 as a youngster. His parents exposed him to Adobe Illustrator early on giving him a taste of digital design. Initially an education major, he petitioned to have a Graphic Design minor with the Communication Media board. Not long after, Ben had to follow his heart and switched his major to finish with a degree in Communications Media – Graphic Design.
Throughout his life, Ben has found many hobbies that keep him busy outside of professional work. He enjoys Magic: the Gathering, playing videogames, building PCs, street photography, attending punk rock concerts, and skateboarding.