Ben Crowder
My now page lists what I’m currently working on.

The bio

I’m a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I’m happily married with four great kids and a lot of books. My interests include books, writing, art, programming, design/typesetting, languages, and genealogy. By day I’m a senior software engineer at the BYU library, comfortably surrounded by millions of books. I’m also a grad student at BYU, working on a master’s degree in computer science.

Contact info It often takes me a while to respond, but I love hearing from people, so don’t hesitate to email me if you have questions or feedback or just want to say hi.


Manmade is my email newsletter. I post infrequently with updates on what I’ve been working on (mainly writing and art of late).

About my church

See my 2012 post for a little more detail on my church. If you don’t know much about us, is a great resource.

Colophon has two halves: the projects and the blog.

Of the projects, the main areas are religious materials, language materials, and art. There are also a fair number of ebooks, some genealogy design experiments, and small apps.

The blog started back in 2000. (The archive page says 2005 because a few years ago I went through and culled thousands of posts.) I don’t blog as much as I used to, but I’m trying to get back into it.

Tech-wise, the site runs on a custom engine, with a custom theme. It’s pretty much all custom. The typeface is Charter (by Matthew Carter, via Matthew Butterick).