BENSON IMOH, ST
There are three methods of describing a man. What he does for work, what he does for play, and what he thinks when he is doing neither of those things. The goal of this page is to answer these three things in a way that makes you know me and keep coming back. I have to convince you that I am interesting and worth your time. I will do all that in the amount of time it takes for you to finish drinking a cup of tea!
I like to think of myself as an avant-garde Story Teller and Experience Designer. You can tell how serious that is by the way it is attached to my name. I always come up with ways to use technology and arts in efficiently solving everyday problems for individuals and businesses that I work with; seeking smarter and newer ways to do old things while saving time and resources at the same time. I consider moments of engagement, or touchpoints between people and brands, and the ideas. emotions and memories that these moments create.
In simple terms; I design products, processes, services, events, omnichannel journeys and environments with a focus placed on the quality of the user experience and culturally relevant solutions. And in the process, I automate the boring stuff.
A little history. Computers entered my life in 2004, and I was immediately obsessed with it (I have spent up to 52 hours at one time in front of a computer screen!) It was during my last year in high school that I picked up Graphics, learned a bunch of software and started leaning towards design. The most part of my college years was spent between school studying Computer Engineering and working in the Digital Arts industry.
Over the past years, I have worked with various high-profile clients as Media Consultant, Art Director, Project Manager and Creative Director because of my artistic taste and penchant for details, structure and management. I made the move to Visual Effects in 2014 and had the opportunity to work in TV and film; working with AWLO TV, Africa’s First Women WebTV, as Creative Director. In 2017, I leaned heavily towards programming and technology, devoting my work full-time to the African Women in Leadership Organisation, a not-for-profit dedicated to changing the narrative of leadership in Africa, where I currently serve as Chief Technology Officer and spend my time developing innovative products, managing the technical strategy, maximizing efficiency and coordinating the various teams, individuals and operations.
All these time, I have tried to stay true to my creative inclinations by always working on personal projects(some which can be found on GitHub, Bitbucket, Behance and DeviantArt) and doing short stints at fledgeling and established companies. Some of them are Image Faculty Studios, Syndsocial, Targeting Academy and Yeastycode.
I am a realist with a leaning towards optimism. I am a big believer of Midwestern work ethic. I choose books over movies 9 times out of 10, and my friends think I have an incredible sense of humor.
I am an artist with a strong passion for technology, design and education. I try to write and share what I learn. What you see here is a reflection of this passion.
Look at me, I’ve done all the talking. What do you have to say?