Stand out.

Hi I'm Ben, a Bay Area kid living in Los Angeles.

Here's a little about myself

I’m currently a student at the Iovine & Young Academy at USC, studying Arts, Technology, and the Business of Innovation. It is there that I am honing my skills in software development, graphic design, motion graphics, business venture, and more. My greatest involvements on campus are with Lavalab, a student-run incubator program and SparkSC, a club devoted to promoting and spreading entrepreneurship around LA.

Iovine & Young Academy

Leadership

Summer jobs in software development and counseling, as well as years of experience in organizations built around service, have strengthened my skills in public speaking, group command, and core efficiency.

Ben was and still is a great influence on the campus of Saint Mary’s, as he was an excellent role model who built his relationships around mutual respect and belief in one another. The belief in those who follow you is a greater motivator than any form of reprimand, and Ben used it wisely.

- Brother David Caretti

Graphic & Web Design

I have spent several years now experimenting with web design, gaining experience with raw HTML and CSS, as well as SASS and Stylus. This culminated in the creation of Formation, which I and one other student created during our Senior year in High School, leading to the Senior Project distinction award.

Entrepreneurship

Changeup, when brought to fruition, will the be the marketplace where app developer meets non-profit. This intersection will help bridge the gap between developed and developing countries without circumventing capitalism. It is the realistic approach to modern global economics.

Changeup's Elevator Pitch

I'm building a new personal site!

In the mean time, check out a few pieces from my portfolio below.











Here are how my skills stack up

To the average high school graduate

Below I will attempt to demonstrate where some of my skills rest. I have created some graphs to visualize them, and their numbers are my interpretation of how they would stack up to other high school graduates.

Web Development

I have worked with several companies on multiple projects including web development tools, primarily HTML, CSS, and Javascript. My work on projects like Formation, Zclean, and Benstanfield.io (this very site) have required mostly proficiency in HTML and CSS, but allowed for plentiful exposure to JS.

Formation - Online Event Coordinator

Adobe Suite

Though most of my time in Adobe CC has been spent with Illustrator, I have also paired it with InDesign, Photoshop, and After Effects to create more wholesome products. This has ranged from logo design and site branding to gif animations and magazine layout.

Need something made?

Here's what I can do for you

You might be starting your own business, website or personal project and need a name and face to your brand. Or maybe you need a few graphics to get your point across. Regardless, I can help you.

Brand Identity

I have worked with several companies on multiple projects including web development tools, primarily HTML, CSS, and Javascript. My work on projects like Formation, Zclean, and Benstanfield.io (this very site) have required mostly proficiency in HTML and CSS, but allowed for plentiful exposure to JS.

Web Design

I have worked with several companies on multiple projects including web development tools, primarily HTML, CSS, and Javascript. My work on projects like Formation, Zclean, and Benstanfield.io (this very site) have required mostly proficiency in HTML and CSS, but allowed for plentiful exposure to JS.