Experience

BEN CAREY DESIGN & VIDEO, Freelance 2007–Present
Created promo and short doc-style videos, websites and print materials for many clients spanning a broad range of markets with a focus on persuasive messaging, timely service, and accurate quotes. Also, co-producer, cinematographer, motion graphics, editor, and marketing for One Simple Question (2015), a documentary feature about a journey to find a record breaking iceberg aboard a small sailboat. Work seen in: Sail Magazine, World Cruising Club, Patagonia, and Scientific American.

Morse Alpha Expeditions, Co-founder  2013–Present
Sailing training program aboard our 44′ sailing vessel, Rocinante. Hands-on, coastal and offshore passages with curriculum focusing on safety, traditional navigation, seamanship, systems, leadership and communication. We teach our clients how to take their own boats farther, safer and with more confidence. Responsible for creating all marketing including video content, web design, video, photography, social media marketing, speaking, writing.

HELLO OCEAN, Co-founder, Visual Storyteller & Outreach 2014–2017
Hello Ocean, a project of The Ocean Foundation (501c3) facilitates ocean conservation for recreational sailors through citizen science, and a compelling video series showcasing progress and positive changes to our oceans. Responsible for all social and traditional marketing efforts.

BIGBUZZ COMMUNICATIONS, Interactive Designer, Melville, NY. 2003–2007
Designed and produced a large variety of websites and multimedia presentations for many clients including Nikon USA in a well regarded firm that pushed the boundaries of corporate communications.

SEARLES GRAPHICS, Print Production Artist, Yaphank, NY. 2001–2002
In fast paced design and production studio, designed for variety of print formats and maintained multi-project deadlines. Proved skills in design, typography, layout, scanning, color correction, pre-press, proofreading and editing. Helped launch their web design business and portfolio.

THE KNOX SCHOOL, Development & Marketing, St. James, NY. 1999–2001
Developed marketing strategies, co-managed annual fund raising campaign. Produced and designed quarterly magazines, newsletters, annual reports, and mass mailings. Worked with constituents to develop specialized, interactive marketing, fund raising campaigns and events.

Education

2001 Graphic Design, Parsons, The New School
2001 Photoshop & Illustrator Basics, Noble Desktop
1998 Sailing Educator Course, (NOLS) National Outdoor Leadership School
1994 Bachelor of Arts, Human Ecology, Connecticut College

Proficiency In

Photoshop
Premiere Pro
Illustrator
InDesign
Final Cut Pro 7
Media Encoder
After Effects
Dreamweaver
WordPress
Youtube Creator Studio
Facebook Pages
Instagram