Ben There. Done That.
(And I lived to tell about it.)
Things I have been
Professionally speaking, I’m a union staffer and advocate, and a creator & designer.
My “real job” is as a union staffer for the Illinois Education Association. While the IEA/NEA may agree with some of what I write here, they certainly don’t endorse. My thoughts, words, links, etc. are my own.
I believe in people over profit. I believe in the importance of collective bargaining and collective action. I believe workers should have the right to organize. And I strongly support public education and public education employees. I suppose that means my job is a good fit for me.
In my free-time, and when I can make the time, I do freelance creative and design work through bamdesign.net.
My design work gives me a creative outlet, and allows me the opportunity to partner with businesses, charities, events and organizations I support. If you’re looking for a logo, graphic or print design, or some web development, let me know!
When I’m not working as an advocate or artist, I’m into a few other things as well.
I’m a (slow) triathlete, and train with Grim Reaper Fitness. I enjoy music (listening, singing, and playing guitar). I’m actively engaged and involved in politics. And, I’m married with three teenage daughters.