"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
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.