Ben Cerveny is a strategic and conceptual advisor to Stamen, lead designer and development strategist at Ludicorp, founder of frogdesign, and most recently co-founder of VURB. VURB is a "European framework for policy and design research concerning urban computational systems." Other members are James Burke (Roomware) and Juha van 't Zelfde (Non-fiction).
Ben Cerveny received a degree in Critical Theory from University of California, and studied at MIT's MediaLab. He has taught at Art Center College of Design, University of California, and San Francisco Art Institute. He is a frequent speaker at various conferences and festivals like Picnic and FutureEverything.