Ben Byford is a web designer ...

games developer,


This website is a collection of my web design work, art projects and exhibitions, various design work, articles and essays.

I am a freelance web designer (hire me) working in Bristol and London. I have worked on large scale projects such as (providing point of contact for technology and design decisions), medium scale projects with clients including BFI, CEH, Virgin and Virgin unite, as well as having created a myriad of sites for smaller businesses, start ups and creatives' portfolios.

I am a design and front-end guy, with extensive knowledge of other tech and development languages and have previously worked as a mediator between dev teams and clients, as I can successfully cut through the jargon on both sides.

My public speaking and lecturing blends my insights within HE research, entrepreneurship, social businesses, and web technologies; focussing on the usage of technology as a tool for innovation and creativity. 

Apart from my web design work, I am the co-founder of, a research matchmaking initiative, which has blossomed with the extensive efforts of @tigerchops@CharlotteBRF@danielebarch@DaisyJCooper.


html (html5, haml), css (Sass, LESS), javascript (vanilla/jquery). I have worked on PHP, Python, Ruby on Rails and .net projects, as well as CMS systems such as Wordpress, Drupal, ProcessWire. Currently learning some Lua, Swift and Python, and C# for use in web and desktop game projects.

Graphics / prototyping:

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Flash, Axure, Invision.


Adobe Premier Pro, adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition, Logic studio, Ableton Live.

Business: - the research match maker


MA Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship, 2010 [Merit] Goldsmiths University.

NESTA / CIDA Insight out course, 2008 short creative entrepreneurial course.

BSc Creative Music and Sound Technology, 2007 [First Class Honours] Leeds Metropolitan University.

A/AS levels in Fine Art, Music Technology, Photography, Electronics, Maths from Cirencester College.

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