Ben Beekman

Professional Goals

To use my skills as a designer, developer, technologist, and educator in a stimulating, collaborative environment, and to pursue opportunities which challenge me to grow creatively, technically, and intellectually.


  • More than a decade of experience designing, developing, and programming web sites for small businesses and nonprofits.
  • Years of experience with responsive, adaptive, and mobile-first web development.
  • More than a decade of experience teaching, consulting, troubleshooting, and writing about computers, digital devices, and the Internet.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with fluency in both the technical and design domains.


Programming/markup languages: CSS 3, Sass/SCSS, HTML 5, JavaScript, XML, PHP, ActionScript 3, Java, Ruby
Content management systems: Extensive real-world experience developing sites with WordPress and TextPattern; some experience with Joomla and Drupal
Frameworks: JQuery, Rails
Graphic design software: Adobe CC Design Suite (Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Fireworks, After Effects), Maya 3D
Audio and video production software: Ableton Live, Soundtrack Pro, Garage Band, Max/MSP/Jitter, Final Cut Pro
Other web applications: Email newsletter design (Constant Contact and hand-coded), online scheduling and billing software (Supersaas), online retailing software (PDG Commerce 5, WP E-Commerce, WooCommerce)


Portland, OR
Web Designer, Web Developer and Print Designer

Clients include:

  • Freshhops (freshops.com) Web design and development, technical training, and software support.
  • Oasis Life Design (oasislifedesign.com) Web development, including responsive design, event management system, customizable content posting system, online scheduling and billing system, and CSS3 animation.
  • 5 Peaks (5peaks.com) Web development, including online event management and registration system.
  • Art of Preschool (artofpreschool.com). Design and development of a CMS-driven education web site with automated enrollment and responsive, dynamic multimedia management built into the theme.
  • RhythmAsana (rhythmasana.com) Web development and design including online event management system.
  • Dr. Tim Dymond, N.D. (nature-doc.com) CMS implementation, redesign, and online scheduling system.
  • Singer/songwriter Johanna (johannasings.com) Web development and design, including online event management system and music player.
  • American Shredding, Inc. Web design and animation.
  • Brad Johnson Signs Web design and interactive multimedia development.

  • Co-authored Digital Planet: Tomorrow’s Technology and You (Ninth and Tenth Editions), a textbook used at colleges and universities around the world.
  • Updated text and added new sections covering emerging technologies and their implications.
  • Designed text-and-graphics feature boxes illustrating technical concepts and providing practical knowledge.
  • Designer, developer, and webmaster of the companion web site, www.digital-pla.net and its social media counterparts.

New Moon Publishing
Corvallis, OR
Graphic Designer, Web Developer, and Systems Administrator
  • Responsible for all graphic design and desktop publishing for two full-color magazines and one trade paperback.
  • Overhauled and modernized the company’s Web site.
  • Served as Mac network administrator and staff technology trainer.

Department of Fine & Applied Arts, Eugene, OR
Multimedia Tutor

Provided hands-on help to students with web, print, and video design tools and techniques, including Dreamweaver, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash.

Saturday Academy, Corvallis, OR

Designed and taught “Creating Computer Music and Audio,” a hands-on class for TAG fifth and sixth graders. Students used Garage Band, iTunes and numerous open-source audio applications to create a CD of original music.


Department of Fine & Applied Arts, Eugene, OR
BFA, BS in Multimedia Design

Dean’s List (two semesters)