About

The long

I'm a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Arts and Design at the University of Canberra. My research is concerned with the development of visual information seeking interfaces, specifically for digital cultural heritage collections.

The interfaces I developed as part of my PhD were awarded 1st runner up in the Best DH Data Visualisation at the 2015 Digital Humanities Awards.

View my research experience here.

What I do (on the side)

Website design and development:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • jQuery
  • AngularJS
  • Wordpress/Symphony CMS
  • Social media management

Consultation

Qualifications

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

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

Teaching

I am an Associate Lecturer in the Discipline of Creative & Cultural Practice within the Faculty of Arts & Design at the University of Canberra. I have taught at UC since 2010 across a wide range of different roles.

Teaching experience

2016

Information Graphics (Unit convenor, lecturer, tutor); Web Design & Production (Unit convenor, tutor); Design for Dynamic Data (Unit convenor, lecturer, tutor); Major Creative Project (supervisor).
Bachelor of Web Design and Production (acting course convenor)

2015

Information Graphics (Unit convenor, lecturer, tutor); Web Design & Production (Unit convenor, tutor)

2014

Information Graphics (Unit convenor, lecturer, tutor); Web Design & Production (Unit convenor, tutor); Publication Design (tutor of responsive web project)

2013

Networked Media Production (Unit convenor, lecturer, tutor)

2012

Web Design & Production (Unit convenor, tutor); Motion Graphics (Unit convenor, lecturer, tutor); Information Graphics (Unit convenor, lecturer, tutor)

2011

Web Design & Production (Unit convenor, tutor); Information Graphics (tutor)

2010

Web Design & Production (tutor); Networked Media Production (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 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.

ABN

51761463995

The short

Ben Ennis Butler
Canberra, Australia

PhD candidate at the University of Canberra
Area of research: creating visual information seeking interfaces for large digital cultural heritage collections.

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

Amateur horticulturist.

Contact

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