Ben has also won numerous awards for his graphic design work in blind juried, peer-reviewed, design competitions at the national level. Ben’s work has been featured in American Corporate Identity, Color Management, Creative Quarterly, GD USA, Type in Motion 2, and Visual 100s: Formats, Folds & Bindings. Ben is also a member of AIGA, the professional association for design.
Ben is an Associate Professor at Elon University and teaches Communication Design courses in the School of Communications. Ben is the sole proprietor of Accomplish Studios, LLC a small graphic design agency in Chapel Hill, NC. Ben’s love of graphic design is intermingled with his love of teaching through a teacher, scholar, mentor model.
In 2018, Ben authored Oh @#$% I’m Graduating! A Student’s Guide to Creating a Killer Portfolio with Kendall Hunt. Ben’s also authored, A Graphic Design Student’s Guide to Freelance, published by John Wiley & Sons in 2012. Both books were written to help students bridge the gap between academia and professional practice and help students launch their career.