Standing out in our respective creative fields has possibly never been more challenging. I attribute this to the speed in which technology is improving. What was difficult to achieve 10 years ago with computer graphics is now attainable for the beginner. As I reflect back on my design career, one thing that served me well … Continue reading “Find Your Vehicle”
I recently read The Win Without Pitching Manifesto by Blair Enns. He insists as creatives we must specialize. It wasn’t until I read this portion of the book that I realized this was exactly my problem years ago. At the tail end of the recession, I quit my job (I know, incredible timing). I was … Continue reading “Why We Must Specialize”
Many of you probably already know this, but I primarily design furniture. More specifically, furniture to be used in the workplace. I find it rewarding to be a part of designing useful products that in turn help amazing companies accomplish their mission. For years I only designed custom furniture (custom – conceptualizing, designing, engineering, and … Continue reading “The Choice Dilemma”
When change occurs, design has an opportunity to rise to the occasion. As designers, I think it’s safe to say we want to be as original as possible. We strive to be inspired by the unexpected, then translate this into a useful product. When rapid change occurs, we as designers are faced with a choice … Continue reading “Reactive Design”
My name is Ben Hopkins, and I am glad you’re here. All of my life, I have been infatuated with design. This started at a young age, and has evolved in many ways over decades. Today, I best express my creativity and design knowledge through furniture design. I believe many of the experiences that have … Continue reading “Welcome.”
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