Door Number 3
In what academic subject do you or your organization have expertise?
Studio and Performing Arts
I am interested in working with schools in my area
What grade level would you or your organization work best with?
9th Grade Community Mentoring Program
What kind of availability do you or your organization have to offer?
Advisorship (longer term commitment)
Briefly describe the program, volunteer work, or partnerships you or your organization may offer.
I am happy to meet, discuss, mentor, or review documents with eager and energetic members of our community.
You have indicated an expertise in Visual and Performance Arts & Crafts
Typography is my area of expertise. I have been involved for 25 years in the manufacture and design of digital typographic solutions world wide including specific projects for Microsoft, Google, and Amazon. From the details of typographic aesthetic to the complexities of Unicode and OpenType formats - I have played with it all.
You have indicated an expertise in Business Creation and Administration
Each year I take on a new entrepreneurial mentorship. This is someone who wants help crafting a business plan, working though creating a funding strategy, or just helping keep their feet to the fire as they work toward realizing their dreams. I have started and been a part of several venture funded start ups. I have worked in large corporations and also small coffee house offices.
You have indicated an expertise in Information Technology, Web and Software Development
I have a strong background in technical product development and management. With several patents under my belt I understand and am willing to share the best practices of planning, building, launching, and selling innovative and disruptive technologies on the web, mobile, and desktop environments.
You have indicated an expertise in Media and Publishing
My experience with digital publishing goes back to the dawn of desktop publishing with the advent of PageMaker software (now called InDesign) and Aldus Corporation (now owned by Adobe Systems). I serve on the board of Swift Media, a small communities news publishing company with over 25 publications throughout the west. I was instrumental in creating the New York Times reader software for Adobe in 2010.
Ben is a member of the Skillmation Team and has been working hard to bring new energy, insights, and skills to our community of creative innovators and students.