He's been interviewed and featured by Fast Company, Wired, 99u, FPO, and Huffington Post to name a few. His design has helped define the culture one of the most influential companies of our time. He has garnered awards and accolades. But for Ben Barry, design is more than a 9-5, a means to an end, or a soap box. It is his passion, his drive, and life.
Ben is most notably known for his work at Facebook. In his 5 years with the company, Ben focused on developing Facebook's internal culture, voice and brand. He cofounded the Facebook Analog Research Laboratory, an internal print studio and art program.
But before Facebook, Ben came from Texas. A graduate of the University of North Texas, Ben worked for the design firm and screen-printing shop The Decoder Ring in Austin. There he honed his skills with a range of clients, doing packaging, merchandising and a lot of screen-printed posters.
Screen printing obviously being a craft of choice by Mr. Barry.
He's also an alumni of John Bielenberg's experimental design education program, Project M, where he explored the role graphic designers can play in encouraging social change. Now, Ben is taking all he has learned and experienced to Brooklyn, where he is launching his next chapter in life as a freelance designer.