Ben uses storytelling to connect ideas with emotion. With a degree in literature and creative writing, and graduate studies in design, Ben is a writer and designer who is passionate about community, delight creation, and design for social progress. He considers design, backed by social entrepreneurship and ecology, as an acupuncture needle to be applied with skill and compassion in the body of a system, with the possibility of opening energy flow and alleviating suffering far beyond the point of contact.