In 2011 he changed courses out of music into studies based on design and its application to modern technology (including web development). Originally early in life he painted, sketched and had a great interest in visual arts, Australian art and modern art. While at university and since completing his degree he has had an interest in design, photography, creative coding (processing) and web development.
His grandfather was a painter who early on in life encouraged family members interests around art, through lively discussions at family gatherings and through his own work consisting largely of oil paintings. Ben currently resides in Brisbane and travels regularly to both the coast and hinterland of the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast. In his spare time he enjoys reading and continued practice. All work is original and created in vector graphics applications using digital based tools. None of the artwork is programmed or algorithmic.