Ben Hopson is a designer, artist and educator working in Brooklyn, N.Y.
As a master of industrial design with expertise in conceptualization, drawing, CAD modeling, package creation, prototyping and manufacturing, he works primarily as a design consultant, helping companies, inventors and entrepreneurs bring new ideas to life.
Listen and chat live with Ben June 9, 2011, on Got Invention Radio at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST at www.gotinvention.com. Call 877.474.3302 or email your questions to email@example.com. The show will be archived.
After studying sculpture at Wesleyan University, he went on to receive his Master’s degree in industrial design from Pratt Institute in 2006.
He has worked extensively within the housewares industry designing products for such retailers as Macy’s, Target, Walmart, and Bed Bath & Beyond.
Along with his professional design work, Hopson has taught transportation design and 3D design at Pratt Institute since 2008. He has also run design workshops at the Umea Institute of Design in Umea, Sweden.
He specializes in creating unique interactive experiences – many of his designs open, close and change shape to engage users in new ways.