Meet Ben Judson, the designer of our tupress.org site (nice, right?) and an all-around awesome guy. He’s a San Antonio–based web developer and writer, and he’s built sites for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the Blue Star Arts Complex, David Shelton Gallery, Friends of Government Canyon, and many other entities.
He’s so awesome, in fact, that he won a grant from the Awesome Foundation to help launch wabiStory, an app that allows authors, artists, and musicians to leave audio recordings in physical locations all around San Antonio. The app works when the GPS in a user’s phone shows that they are in the place where the author recorded the piece. It’s like a geocaching for the arts! Trinity University creative writing professors Andrew Porter and Jenny Browne have contributed to the project, and singer-songwriter Nicolette Good placed a wabiStory piece on the Trinity campus.
From 2008 to 2011 Judson was a corresponding editor for Art Lies, a contemporary arts quarterly based in Houston. In February 2011 he began writing a bimonthly column on city planning and community development for the web magazine Plaza de Armas, which ran for two years. He also hosts the weekly Free Jazz Hour at 9 p.m. Mondays on KRTU 91.7 FM.
If you ever have the chance to meet him, be sure and extend a hand. He’s a pretty great guy to know.
(Photo of Ben and his wife Callie Enlow by David Rangel, courtesy of Hello Studio.)