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Ben Whisman is a font designer with a lifelong interest in calligraphy, alphabet history, and typography. He was a liberal arts major in English and essentially minored in French, and had computer science classes.
He worked in desktop publishing and graphic design in the 1980’s and 1990’s, writing, editing, proofing, and designing everyday publications and occasional larger or specialized work.
This included font design, but didn’t yet lead to published fonts, although one was used in-house.
This led to learning early web design using HTML and CSS, and continued to volunteer work in the 2000’s and 2010’s.
He currently has moved into font design full-time.
He also does audio voice work.
His other interests are on his personal writing and audio website.
He is also legally blind and was a primary caregiver for his grandmother for most of the 2000’s until she passed away in 2011.
He has two cats who insist on walking across the keyboard and graphics tablet.
By Ben Whisman
I have done audio voice work for several indie or fan-based volunteer projects. You can hear samples of my work and see a list of credits on my Audio Voice Work page on my personal site, ShinyFiction.com. This may be spun off later into its own site. I would love to be paid to do audio voice work, especially for animation. I will also do volunteer work if there’s a good volunteer audio drama that needs voice acting. I am not yet a member of any professional acting guild, nor do I have an agent yet.