Ben Barry is a visual artist and designer
concerned with making the future of humanity
the best it can be—for everyone.Based in Portland, Oregon, Ben is the founder of the design studio Nonlinear. Previously, he was the design director for OpenAI, and was one of the first communication designers to join Facebook’s team in California. Notably, while working at Facebook, he cofounded the Facebook Analog Research Laboratory, an internal print studio and art program. Before Facebook, Ben, a graduate of the University of North Texas, worked for the design firm and screen printing shop The Decoder Ring in Austin, Texas. There he honed his skills working with a range of clients, designing logos, packaging, and a lot of screen printed posters. He is also an alumnus and advisor of John Bielenberg’s experimental design education program, Project M, where he explores the role designers can play in encouraging social change.