Ben Shepard

Technologist, artist, and cautious optimistic.
A versatile communicator adept at translating business needs across diverse professional roles; from artists and engineers to C-suite executives and entrepreneurs.

I am a mid-career professional with 17 years of experience in marketing, communications, and project management. I recently graduated from Duke University with a Masters in Tech Ethics and Policy where I studied issues related to emerging technologies like big data, artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and the blockchain, as they relate to data privacy, encryption, and national security.

I function equally well among artists and engineers or executives and entrepreneurs and help bridge gaps between internal and external clients who operate from varied or disparate disciplines. I am looking to shift to an operations or analysis role in a tech-centric space where my unique interdisciplinary experience would advance the bottom line and promote the responsible use of technology for all.

Ben Shepard
Versatile Professional

My Skillset

I cut my teeth co-founding a web development company, then found my passion communicating and coordinating between teams or audiences that struggle to understand each other. Here are a few skills I picked up along the way.

Management & Leadership

  • Business strategy and development
  • Creative direction
  • Project management
  • Pre-sales technical consulting
  • Client support
  • Public speaking
  • Team building and training
  • Hiring, supervising, and coaching
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion training
  • Resilience
  • Tech ethics and policy
  • Insatiable growth mindset

Technology & Software

  • Computing fundamentals (MacOS, Windows, and Linux CLI basics)
  • Networking basics
  • Python fundamentals for AI
  • CRM (Salesforce, Insightly)
  • Project management (JIRA, Trello)
  • Workspace collaboration and communication (Slack, Discord, Confluence)
  • Version control systems (svn, git)
  • Helpdesk IT support

Multimedia & Web Development

  • Graphic design for web and print (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign)
  • Video and audio production (Adobe Premiere and Audition)
  • HTML, CSS, Javascript
  • Technical and web content management
  • UI/UX, storyboarding, wireframing, and prototyping
  • Search engine optimization (SEO)

Communications & Marketing

  • Marketing strategy and management
  • Videography and photography
  • Podcasting
  • Copywriting
  • Interviewing and storytelling
  • Social media management
  • Search engine marketing
  • Public relations

Creative Work

Video, photography, and graphic design projects.

Video Production

Script editing, storyboarding, directing, videography, audio, motion graphics, and editing.

Photography, videography, audio, interviewing, and editing.

Photography, videography, audio, interviewing, and editing.

Directing, interviewing, videography, audio, and production oversight.

Graphic Design

Writing Samples

Creative Photography

Portrait Photography

How might I help your team succeed?