Ben signed up for a weekly Japanese language class while learning illustration and graphic design at the University of the Arts London. He enjoyed it so much that he ultimately decided to study the language full-time, and took a BA in Japanese at the University of Oxford. After qualifying as a lawyer into the regulatory practice of a Magic Circle firm, Ben earned a Masters degree in Translation at SOAS. He is particularly interested in the linguistic features that show a translator’s hand, and the application of stylometry to the study and practice of translation. Ben enjoys relief printing, and is teaching himself digital sculpting.