Ben is a creative leader who values authenticity, collaboration, and balancing unique ideas with measurable outcomes. His strengths are primarily in having and encouraging a growth mindset, in creating a work-life balance where ideas can thrive, and encouraging creative thinking.
He thrives in fast-paced and experimentally-driven environments. You'll see this when he asks a lot of questions about how something fits into the larger work, pushes for minimum-viable solutions to see ideas come to fruition, or figuring out how he can help his colleagues do their best work. Since he was a self-taught designer, he enjoys mentoring designers and driving positive change.
Ben’s journey is a little different than most. He started his career by dropping out of school at 16 with grand plans of becoming a 3D artist and making animated movies for Pixar. After realising he, quite frankly, sucked at it, Ben began teaching himself graphic and web design at the age of 16.
In a leap of faith, Ben joined a design studio for his first job, where he grew from a web designer to a creative director. He led a team of 12 designers from around the world. He’s had the honour of developing products and services for companies such as Intel, General Electric, SAP, Coca Cola, P&G, MIT Sloan, IBM and US Army to name a few.
After that, Ben served as the head of product design at FreshMenu, where he led a small design team to improve the way people order food online. Fast forward a few years; Ben now finds himself in Singapore heading the design team and shaping the future of customer retention at ReferralCandy and CandyBar.