Benjamin Hopson

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Visiting Assistant Professor Industrial Design bhopson@pratt.edu 718.636.3631 p Brooklyn Campus, Pratt Studios 4

Personal URL

http://www.benhopson.com/

Education

BA, Sculpture, Wesleyan University
MID, Pratt Institute


Biography

Ben Hopson is a designer, artist and educator working in Brooklyn, NY. He is the creator of the discipline of Kinetic Design, which involves the aesthetic design of physical movement. Incorporating elements of Industrial Design, kinetic sculpture, engineering, Interaction Design, and puppetry, the field allows designers to animate products and spaces in new ways. As a consultant, Hopson has worked with clients on projects ranging from kitchen gadgets to luggage, from concept cars to lighting. His work has been featured in I.D. Magazine, on boingboing.net, wired.com, core77.com, designboom.com, and joshspear.com.