The short

Ben Ennis Butler
Canberra, Australia

PhD candidate at the University of Canberra
Area of research: data visualisation of large cultural heritage datasets.

Interested in data visualisation, visual communication, media, politics, urban planning, Scandinavian design, gardening & sustainability.

Amateur horticulturist.


The long

I’m a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Arts and Design at the University of Canberra. My research is in the area of data visualisation of large data sets in cultural institutions. I received First Class Honours in 2010 for my project, Visualising the visual: Australian prints in the National Gallery of Australia. I am currently a teaching fellow at the University of Canberra.

View my research experience here.

What I do (on the side)

Website design and development:

  • Very experienced in coding HTML/XHTML
  • CSS
  • Use of content management systems, including WordPress and Symphony CMS
  • Social media management



First Class Honours in Creative Communication (Honours) from University of Canberra 2010.

Bachelor of Media Arts and Production from the University of Canberra 2009.


I’m currently a Teaching Fellow at the University of Canberra, in 2013 I am convening and lecturing in the unit Networked Media Production.

Teaching experience

  • Networked Media Production (2013) – convenor, lecturer and tutor
  • Information Graphics (2012) – convenor, lecturer and tutor
  • Web Design & Production (2012) – convenor and tutor
  • Motion Graphics (2012) – convenor, lecturer and tutor
  • Information Graphics (2011) – tutor
  • Web Design & Production (2011) – convenor and tutor
  • Web Design & Production (2010) – tutor
  • Networked Media Production (2010) – tutor

A bit about me

I like design, both online and in the real world, and designing (mostly online). I am a big fan of Arne Jacobsen and Hans Wegner, and love travelling. I’m interested in all forms of media, from traditional print to radio, broadcast and exciting new media stuff.

I lived in Denmark for 6 months in 2006, where I learnt a new language, experienced a different culture and had a great time, my experience there continues to influence my design work.




Email: ben@beneb.com
Twitter: @beneb
Online: beneb.com and benennisbutler.com.au