Ben Stukenborg

Ben Stukenborg

Product Design in New York


11 years of experience helping create new products at NASA, Facebook, Latch and a host of early-stage companies.

Work Experience

2018 — 2022
Product & UX Research Consultant at Freelance

Helped early-stage founding teams go 0->1: Supernow, Affect Therapeutics, Atomic Returns, Feelmore Labs, Vowel

2021 — 2021
Associate Design Director [Contract] at Frog Design
2017 — 2018
UX Manager at Latch

First product design hire. Designed the access system and foundational features, including Latch Manager.

2016 — 2017
Product Designer [Contract] at Meta

Business Integrity and Ads / Targeting / Lookalikes

2015 — 2015
Interaction Designer at NASA Ames Research Center
Mountain View

Prototyped digital version of NASA TLX, which won NASA Software of the Year, 1st Runner Up.

2013 — 2014
Cofounder at RemoteCycle

Started subscription billing company in emerging markets. Built beta billing system and launched pilot in Kenya with SmartLife (IDEO-incubated).

2011 — 2013
Cofounder at Local Energy Technologies

Started smart metering company, managed hardware and software development, designed demand-management interfaces, and piloted beta in Port-au-Prince in December, 2012.

2010 — 2011
Cofounder & Architect at Arxterra

Started earthen housing company in post-earthquake Haiti. Designed and built prototypes with RebuildGlobally and Habitat for Humanity.


2016 — 2016
Master of Human-Computer Interaction (Dropout) at Carnegie Mellon University

Dropped out to stay at Facebook.

2006 — 2011
Bachelor of Architecture at Oklahoma State University