Benjamin Willems

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Some of my work is available in print only. If you’d like to know more about my work and services, send me an email.

Technical writing

Ira 2016–2017 Fluorescent

Ira is a theme for Shopify designed for visual storytelling. I wrote and designed the documentation that accompanies Ira, to help its users understand exactly how Ira works and how they can make the most of its features.

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Capital 2016–2017 A Good Machine

Capital is a theme for Shopify that’s built with department stores in mind. I wrote and designed the documentation that Capital users look to when they are changing the look and feel of their online store.

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Lorenza 2016–2017 Fluorescent

Lorenza is a theme for Shopify that’s centered around magazine-style lookbooks and image-forward layouts. I wrote and designed Lorenza’s documentation, which helps its users get the most of Lorenza as they use it day-to-day.

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Geocortex 2016 Latitude

Geocortex is a software suite for GIS (geographic information system) applications. Customers use it to make better business decisions. As a technical writing team member, I released manuals for multiple Geocortex products, for print and the web.

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Editorial

Clever Beagle 2017–Ongoing Ryan Glover

A publication and subscription service all about launching your first piece of software. I contribute content, editorial direction, and strategy.

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The Meteor Chef 2015–Ongoing Ryan Glover

A twice-weekly publication about Meteor, an open-source platform for creating web and mobile JavaScript applications. The Meteor Chef aims to help new web developers get better at their craft. I contribute content, editorial direction, and strategy.

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Reclaim the Streets 2015 Open Space

This book was created for Reclaim the Streets. Featuring Marlaina Buch, Barbara Cole, Sara Fruchtman, Doug Jarvis, Cameron Kidd, Justin A. Langlois, James Finalyson Lindsay, Mikhail Miller, Kelly O’Brien, and Kika Thorne, 2015. Published by Open Space, ISBN 978-1-895532-44-9.

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Copyediting

Wendy Hough: Wall Drawing 2014 Open Space

A publication for Wall Drawing, Wendy Hough’s artist residency and installation held from May and June in 2013 at Open Space—exploring the possibilities of the contemporary practice, performance, and the idea of drawing. I copyedited this publication with Sophie Pouyanne.

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Transformer: Charles Campbell 2014 Open Space

A publication for Transporter, a 2013 exhibition by Charles Campbell held at Open Space and Modern Fuel. Transporter is a series of 3D paintings that combine Buckminster Fuller’s utopian architecture with loaded political imagery. I copyedited this publication with Sophie Pouyanne.

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Publications

How to Value Book Objects 2017 Capture Photography Festival

Lost, lo-fi book objects 2016 ArcPost

Sleep when exhausted 2014 University of Victoria

I dream of my standalone Quiznos 2014 EVENT Magazine

Lottery 2013 Crossed Out Magazine

Awards

Millen Undergraduate Scholarship 2013 University of Victoria

Gerald G. Few Achievement Award 2013 University of Victoria

The JCURA Award 2013 University of Victoria

EVENT Nonfiction Award 2013 EVENT Magazine