An accomplished leader, facilitator and storyteller who relentlessly pursues collaboration and team success. He uses lenses to tell his stories and bases his work on two philosophies; 1) ubuntu and 2) kaizen.
UBUNTU: I am, because we are. Ubuntu is about wanting everyone to have success, that one person's success does not come before the success of the whole.
KAIZEN: The practice of continuous improvement.
Ben is a freelance director, photographer and creative currently based in Portland, Oregon.
He also owns Snap Yourself PDX, part of the Snap Yourself company, a unique and interactive photo booth experience.
For two years Ben was in-house creative producer and director of all film, video and photo projects at a large brewery. Ben built the video department from scratch where he created & directed all of the video projects as well as shot studio, event, and brand photography. Additionally, he helped guide the marketing team through creative and strategic plans that incorporate engaging visual content. His work has been featured in USA Today, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Food & Wine Magazine, Thrillist, Huffington Post, Esquire, Fast Company, AdWeek, Wet Pixel, Time, Eater, Maxim, Paste Magazine, Grub Street, the Oregonian, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Los Angeles Times.
Ben continues to work with an abundance of change-makers who are creating tools, resources, programs and other initiatives that will make a differences in the world today and for years to come. He helps the tell their stories and reach new audiences.
Previously, Ben spent nine months in Malawi, Africa directing and producing his first documentary currently in post-production. Ben got his start in tv & video production as an actor before transitioning to include directing and producing. He’s appeared in a number of national commercials.
Ben’s an avid sports nut, live music junkie, underwater explorer and maker of a killer egg sandwich.
He was also an award-winning collegiate mascot.
If you're into resumes and that sort of thing, you can find Ben's here.
TO STRIVE, TO SEEK, TO FIND, AND NOT TO YIELD.
Companies Ben has worked with include:
ShedRain (for Funnelbox), Sorel & Flir (for R/West), Brooks Running, Rogue Ales, TedX Portland, Pendleton Woolen Mills, Camp Rosenbaum, FloSports TV, 503 Media & Events, Harper's Playground, Polo Noir, Hood to Coast, Fuller Events, PDX Carpet, Hung Foy Foods, Campus DJs, Camp Rosenbaum, Wild Planet Foods, Coleman, Potable Aqua, Stonefire Flatbreads, G.H. Cretors Popcorn, Famous Interactive, Wisconsin Pharmacal, Atwater Carey, Cousins Subs, Rainbow Play Systems, Screen Actors Guild Foundation, Cartilaze, Josephson Institute, Portland State University, Dark Horse Comics