I’m sure anyone who has ever had to call a tradesman into their home may well recognise that pre-quote sinking feeling - often accompanied with a lengthy inhalation and pained ’sympathetic’ expression.
Ben started designing web sites back in 2003 while studying for his MA in Interactive Design. Since then, he has worked for a wide range of digital agencies in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. This has seen Ben design sites for some seriously big brands including Audi, Investec, Westpac and Hyundai. At Clearleft, Ben’s role means solving design problems right from big picture ideas all the way through to finessing the fine details.
Multi-platform approach to design
Ben’s strong founding in interactive design (dating right back to the era of full Flash websites and rich media) has paved the way for a vital approach and set of responsive multi-platform design skills.
Away from the office
Ben is the officially the biggest vinyl collector in Clearleft (he does have competition in that regard). He also love the Big Outdoors, in particular climbing and walking. Ben also spends his spare time tinkering with Arduinos and other microprocessors, and building stuff with power tools (such as his standing desk).
Recent articles by Ben
I love typography - there, I said it. Although whilst I can’t confess to being a true type nerd (mentioning no names Rich Rutter), I am happy to spend plenty of time geeking out over x-heights, ligatures, weights and a whole host of other tiny details to find the ‘perfect’ typeface.