Ben Rosati
Send project requests to: Ben.Rosati@live.com
Send project requests to: Ben.Rosati@live.com

Beware The Cliché

When an agency would rather tell you about their industry than learn about yours, run the other way. Your digital partner’s mastery of web technology should be automatic, not a selling point. Beware the trendy pitch. Piling on every slick trick in the book doesn’t help you connect with your audience; it erects unnecessary barriers. Following web trends doesn’t make you cutting-edge; it dates you.

Trends don’t last. Meaningful engagement with your audience does.

My name is Ben Rosati and I am a web professional. I design and develop websites as an independent contractor. My rates vary, but typically fall within $40 - $50 an hour. Contact me today and I can begin assesing an appropriate estimate for your next project!

Client: Torn Banner

Deliverables: Interactive art direction
Designs for landing site and 2 microsites
Development and CMS integration
Forum design and development

Budget: 12,000 - 20,000 USD

Link: http://tornbanner.com

The brief: Sword swinging, axe chopping, mace pounding awesomeness! Torn Banner is the amazing independent game development studio behind Chivalry: Medieval Warfare. Shortly after having sold their millionth copy they approached me to create a one page teaser for Chivalry: Deadliest Warrior. The relationship flourished and I've been helping Torn Banner design and develop some really atmospheric work ever since. The main website and it's several micro-sites is an epic journey that brings the user to the forefront of dev updates and game information. If you haven't yet, check out Chivalry on Steam and enjoy yourself some good ole fashioned medieval combat!

Client: Torn Banner

Deliverables: Page design
Static development

Budget: 500 - 2,000 USD

Link: http://www.tornbanner.com/contest/

The brief: The latest project that I was able to join forces with Torn Banner on. This site is a one page micro that detailed and later revealed information regarding Torn Banner's first ever mapping contest. The page was a huge success and was the central hub of contest information for the duration of the entire competition. Check out the site and explore some of the winner's works!

Client: Eternity Hosting

Deliverables: Page design
Static development

Budget: 4,000 - 5,000 USD

Link: http://eternity-hosting.com/

The brief: Coming in hot to the game server hosting scene is Eternity. A hosting provider started by two passionate gamers that wanted to provide a premium service that they weren't getting from anywhere else. The entire direction of this project was to design an atmosphere that projects gaming tonality. The transition from Eternity to game should be as seamless as possible. Each page was consistently designed to carry this gaming persona and truly connects directly with the demographic that Eternity is targeting. Check them out for premium game server hosting plans!!

Client: GameUp

Deliverables: Logo Design
Interactive art direction
Static designs for website
Illustration work to compliment site design

Budget: 4,000 - 6,000 USD

Status: Currently in development

The brief: Gameup is a tech startup that is about to explode awesomeness all over the game development industry. Their service will make integrating module features into games an absolute breeze. I helped Gameup translate their branding ideas into tangible elements that expressed progression, professionalism and a hint of gaming nostalgia. The static website designs are now being built by the team and will be live momentarily.

Client: Magic of Persia

Deliverables: Interactive art direction
Static designs for website
Development and CMS integration

Budget: 6,000 - 8,000 USD

Link: http://mopcap.com

The brief: Magic of Persia is an inspiring nonprofit that promotes and raises awareness of Iranian art and culture to a wider audience outside of Iran. Every 2 years they host what is known as the Contemporary Art Prize (MOPCAP) and sought to find a designer that could design and build a clean and minimal aesthetic with advanced content manageability so as to accept online contestant submissions. The project was a massive success and made the entire process for both contestants and judges incredible easy to complete! Check out the site to experience some phenomenal pieces of Iranian art!

Client: Skittles

Deliverables: Initial design pitch
Site development (Built as a fully functioning Tumblr)

Link: http://skittles.com

The brief: Another project that I was able to team up with the Design Rangers on and really bring some flavor into the skittles online experience. The wholes site is developed on Tumblr and was built to work seamlessly with Tumblr's minimal posting features. Check out what the rainbow has to say on the live site!

Client: Open Path Psychotherapy Collective

Deliverables: Interactive art direction
Designs for landing site and multiple microsites
Development and CMS integration
Ongoing design and development

Budget: 8,000 - 12,000 USD

Link: http://openpathcollective.org/

The brief: OPPC is just one of those projects that you feel really proud and good to be a part of. Originally it was a project I helped build while I was working at the Ranger Campground. Recently, I've been working with OPPC directly under my own independent services and continue to help build an online brand for them that pushes the mental health industry to more accessible levels. If you know someone that could use help, Open Path Collective is a phenomenal resource.

Client: Veveo

Deliverables: Initial design pitch
Static website designs

Status: Bought out because their website was so damn sexy...

The brief: Based out of Eastern Massachusetts, Veveo made some sweet software that pushed the boundaries of how users interacted with their devices. The goal of this site was to sell the company and create an aesthetic that projected professionalism and class. Being that they achieved their ultimate goal of being bought out, I can confidently say that this site was a huge success.