Hi there, my name is Ben and I’m the Lead UI for Creative Jar, co-founder and organiser of Breaking Borders. Though originally born in Auckland, New Zealand, I now live and work in Reading, UK.

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If I look back, I would say that my career really began in the web industry when I was just 14 years old and haven’t looked back. Having dabbled with design, HTML and CSS for gaming websites I immersed myself into the community and industry. Taking on challenges and learning as much as I could. This is where I found my passion for front-end technologies.

My job as “UI Evangelist” gives me the opportunity to focus on these front-end technologies; building only the best web experiences for users and architecting websites that stand the test of time. In the past having worked with clients such as Knight Frank, Hilton, NOKIA, HiPP Organic – I have seen these skills applied across a wide range of application size and platforms.

Having standards and improving the industry we work in are at the very core of my beliefs. It is because of these beliefs that I write, speak and organise events.

If you wish to get in touch and discuss potential work, thoughts on the industry or front-end technologies; feel free to email me or tweet me at @benmacgowan.