Ben Spencer

Ben has a passion for blending design and writing into a cohesive product narrative. An advocate for research, strategy, and discovery at the front end of any project, Ben excels in high-level thinking about how to most effectively tell a brand’s story in an authentic and relevant way.

Ben received Bachelor’s degrees in Film Studies and Religion from Whitman College, as well as a Master’s in Education from Lipscomb University. He studied UX Design and Content Strategy at General Assembly before joining Fresh’s team in January 2016.

Outside of work, Ben enjoys reading voraciously, watching horror movies, playing video games, and building his skill as an aspiring novelist. He spends every second he can with his wife and his two beloved Boxer dogs, California and Tennessee.

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Software, Technology Architecture

Tech Stacks: Insights on the Building Blocks of the Digital World

Tech stacks, also known as solution stacks, are combinations of technology “stacked together” and used to build modern digital applications. Think of tech stacks as the building blocks needed to create easy-to-maintain, scalable websites, web apps, and mobile apps. The “stack” includes programming languages, libraries, frameworks, patterns, UI/UX tools, custom software, cloud computing services, and
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Community, Fresh Culture

Washington State Student Math Team Shines at ARML Competition

We’re excited to share the achievements of the Washington State math team at the recent ARML (American Regional Mathematics League) competition held at the University of Nevada, Reno!  Led by the exceptional coaching of Fresh’s own Jeff Soesbe, these talented mathematicians displayed their intelligence, prowess, and dedication at the competition. Fresh was happy to sponsor
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Community, Design, Fresh Culture, Hardware, Software, Strategy

“Our Time. Our Turn. Our Future”: The Role of Internships in Empowering Young People to Change the World

Across the globe, a generation of young people is doing amazing things. Lujain Alqattawi created “Sparkle,” an organization that offers online English lessons for children including those living in refugee camps.  Alena Wicker, creator of “The Brown STEM Girl” website––offering advocacy and mentorship for girls of color in STEM––is both the youngest Black person to
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AI/Machine Learning, Technology Architecture

Using Terraform to Overcome Critical Cloud Challenges

Terraform is a software tool that drastically simplifies building cloud infrastructure with security tools, cost-effective resources, and optimized workflows. Empowering development teams to treat “infrastructure as code,” Terraform enables configurations and changes to be version controlled, audited, and replicated, rather than requiring a team to use web interfaces to configure cloud and on-premise infrastructure.  Due
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Digital Transformation, Innovation as a Service, Innovation Sprints, Systems Design

Digital Transformation Strategy: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How to Get Started

If you Google “digital transformation,” you’ll find a definition in the sidebar: “the adoption of digital technology by an organization to digitize non-digital products, services, or operations.” What a mouthful! Let’s keep it simple. Digital transformation is:  The outcome? Changing how your company operates and delivers value to customers.   On our digital transformation service page,
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Web App Development

Getting Started with Enterprise Resource Planning Software

What is enterprise resource planning software? Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is exploding in prominence, with the trend expected to continue over the next decade: These numbers are promising for creators of ERP software, like our in-house development team. The bottom line for software development companies is that there’s enormous value to tap into. But the
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