Ben Byrne

Co-founder, Chief Creative Officer

Ben is our very own designer/developer unicorn. He’s been designing on the web professionally for over 17 years, but he’s also been a developer for almost as long, building up extensive experience with languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP, and putting them to good use implementing his designs on several CMS platforms, including WordPress and Drupal. In addition to his own work, Ben oversees the design and development the rest of our team does, ensuring it’s up to our high standards. He enjoys sharing his knowledge, and has presented to groups of varying sizes on topics like the difference between print and web design, web typography, WordPress widgets, and front-end performance.

Education
BFA in Graphic Design - Iowa State University
Superpowers
Bionic arm, equipped with Photoshop filters, SASS snippets, jQuery hacks, an error log analysis kit, and two hunt-and-peck fingers
Past Employers
New Signature, Firefly Partners, Free Press, Spindustry
Zombie Apocalypse Survival Timeline
3 months*
Pets
1, plus 2 kids
Weapon
Konami code -- at any time can bust out some weird hidden trick to make everything better and easier.
Skills
print and web design, web typography, WordPress, map design, Drupal, HTML, CSS, Javascript, CMS platforms, tabletop games
Last Known Location
Santa Rosa, California