Ben Brown This is the home page of Ben Brown, a programmer, designer and artist in Austin, TX.

I live with my fabulous wife, Katie Spence, my blue-eyed wonder child Zelda Ray, and our two dogs.

I'm the CEO of XOXCO.

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Generative Art by Ben Brown

In my spare time, I like to experiment with digital art forms like pixel art, and generative art.

I had a show of my work in late 2011 called Low Revolution that featured a 16-foot wide pixel art wallpaper. I also created a piece of interactive art for the opening of the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.

I use software to create most of my art, and most of the software I create can be used by you. Most of it is collected here on my blog. Recently, I've been working on a series of presidential portraits, and also frequently revisit my affection for New York Times op-ed columnist Paul Krugman.


I run XOXCO, Inc, a product design and development firm.

I build applications and digital publications for myself and for clients. I also release a lot of reusable code which can be found on Github.

XOXCO is a fun place to work - we've got 5 people so far, and we work out of a fun space in South Austin next to our favorite coffee shop.

We try to write a lot of thoughtful and useful posts for the XOXCO Blog. My goal is to keep it a site that I would want to read, filled with interesting and amusing stuff.

While we are still doing client work, the team is very focused on our new multi-platform publishing product, Packagr.

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This website has been in operation since 1997, and contains an extensive archive of things I've created and posted to the Internet over the years.

View past versions of this site in the Internet Archive.