With a background in industrial design, user research, and business-building, Ben brings a Swiss Army Knife approach to his work in design strategy. He loves any opportunity to help others by way of design, especially while striking the balance between left and right brain thinking.
Before Peer Insight, Ben worked as an industrial designer and co-founder of two separate companies: an industrial design studio and a prosthetic design startup. Within his industrial design studio, he led projects and brought physical products to life for clients in a wide range of industries; from furniture, toys, and boat design to footwear featured in New York Fashion Week. Within his prosthetic design startup, Ben acted as User Research Lead. He led research with a diversity of prosthetic arm users to gain insight into where they needed more support from today’s industry. Through his startup journey he gained investment and participated in a startup accelerator studio to help bring this vision to life.
Ben lives in Chicago, IL, and he holds a B.A. in Industrial Design from Iowa State University.