Ben joined Derivative over 15 years ago and has seen TouchDesigner develop from the earliest days of version 007. Currently he is engaged in software design and client production at Derivative, working as part of the R&D team. He is also integral in shaping TouchDesigner learning material and in teaching workshops. Coming from a background and education in Computer Science, he later found his passion for visuals through film vfx and games. Ben is now inspired by new ways to look at light, unexpected design, forests, space, and Japan.