Ben Byford is a web designer ...

games developer,
artist,
writer,
teacher,
maker,
podcaster
musician.

Bio:

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 Virgin.com (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 - see my portfolio here.

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 entrepreneurship, social businesses, web technologies, AI and ethics; focussing on the usage of technology as a tool for innovation and creativity. 

I author the Machine Ethics Podcast, which consists of interviews with academics, writers, technologists and business people on the theme of AI and autonomy. I also do talks about Machine Ethics and am in the process of writing a short introduction book into the subject.

I also co-founded the company Eulergy.com in 2012, a research matchmaking initiative, which blossomed with the extensive efforts of @tigerchops@CharlotteBRF@danielebarch@DaisyJCooper. This company is no longer operating after it's closer in 2016 after 3 years trading.

Programming:

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, node, REACT and RethinkDB.

Graphics / prototyping:

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

Film/sound/music:

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

Business:

Eulergy.com - the research match maker

Qualifications:

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.

Contact me:

contact@benbyford.com

 

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