As Front-End Developer/Designer, Ben Foultz uses his talents to make our software appealing and user-friendly. He’s also a brand champion, designing everything from web pages and advertisements to conference displays and keychains. Get to know this valued Harbor Compliance team member, including something extra his coworkers can always count on him to deliver.
If your life were a sitcom, what would it be called?
Two and a Half Bens. It would feature me, a clone of me, and a failed half-clone of me living together in a house. It would examine the daily struggle of clones in this crazy go-go world.
Who inspires you, and why?
I’m inspired by serious people who are really dedicated to something. I can gravitate toward anybody, in any field, as long as I can see their dedication toward something and the outcome they achieve.
What is your ultimate vacation?
I’ve always wanted to go to Japan. I would like to see Tokyo, but I’d also like to see the countryside. I would also visit Kyoto. It’s a small city surrounded by gorgeous country.
What do you like to do when you’re not coding web pages?
I can often be found playing video games and going down YouTube rabbit holes. I’ve always liked video games. When I can get out, I like hiking. I also like watching movies, hanging out with friends, and reading. I just bought Blood, Sweat, and Pixels, a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into video game creation. Making games involves coding, storytelling, plotting, a lot of things that are parallel to what I do. I like when I can look into another field and transfer the principles over to my work.
Do you have a workplace nickname?
Megan Danz (CIO) calls me a unicorn because I do graphic design and development. Somehow I manage to pull it all off.
Coffee, tea, or other?
Coffee. So much it’s probably unhealthy. I just love the taste. It’s my vice. My girlfriend and I did Sober September last year, a month with no soda, no alcohol, and no coffee. I got terrible headaches. The day it was over, I went right back. But I did make it through the month.
Do you have a favorite book?
My favorite book of all time is Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut. When I read it, I was amazed. It was so different from the books we read in school, so witty. I didn’t even know someone could write a book like that. I love his dry sense of humor.
If you were a sea creature, what would you be?
An octopus. They’re really cool, freakishly intelligent, and super stealthy. There’s a video of an octopus opening a jar that’s amazing.
What three things can always be found in your car?
Empty coffee cups, a Bluetooth adapter, and a spare tire.
Your coworkers can always count on you for . . .
A high five when they need it most.
Ben’s talent, positivity, and professionalism have helped the Harbor Compliance brand stand out on the web and beyond. We’re glad to have him on the team!
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