CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT
BUT EVEN SAGE ADVICE LIKE THAT ISN'T GOING TO STOP YOU, IS IT?
A brief history of the man who is Ace of Spades PDX, Ben Brown Jr. Remember: you will never get these four minutes back again...
Welcome to the crazy and the unexpected.
A brief history.
Here are the three key things you may wish to know about me:
1. All of this info is included on my LinkedIn Account.
2. View my online portfolio at this link.
3. Prior to the work experience in my CV: Biotech/Pharmaceutical field in San Diego for 10 years in manufacturing planning, worldwide logistics, inventory management and FDA compliance/training.
And this is what I have been doing since leaving Southern California in 1999: I'm a media professional and project manager, with work that has been utilized by numerous for-profit and non-profit organizations. One of the projects people review most are my WordPress website designs, which utilize a great many of my talents. I also train people on how to properly use them, and occasionally will write articles technical articles that demystify software programs for ease of use and offer real-world solutions.
In addition to website design, graphic design, photography, illustration and writing, I have also been the recipient of numerous accolades and awards for his service to community-based projects and endeavors, and has over 25 years of of combined retail, professional office and non-profit management experience, dealing with events as small as bar fundraisers to multi-day festivals and managing Oregon's largest parade.
The number one thing driving traffic to my website is my weekly audio anthology program "What You're Not Listening To", now in its third year. It encompasses many of my talents and some newer, self-taught ones. Annually, I am proud to be a program producer for an online International Jazz Day event in Portland in association with UNESCO.
Proficient in the following: Adobe Creative Suite 6, particularly InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Audition, Mac Platform (some PC as well; MS Office, Mac and PC, and Windows 10.
My work has been featured in two different retrospectives over the last five years entitled Tangible Vandalism 1 and 2.
Why Ace of Spades? On his right shoulder is an ace of spades tattoo. One day, if you are lucky, he may tell you it's secret origin.