About Ben, Rogue Robot, Spark Leather, the Randos and all that other stuff…


I like to tell stories.  Some of them are funny, some are sad.  Some take too long to get to the point, and some don’t really have a point at all.  Some of those stories I put down as song lyrics, and some I paint in vivid colors.  Others, like this one here, are going to be written in concise words, because as my grandmother once told me, nobody likes a person who goes on about themselves at length.

The worst thing that a person can do, in my opinion, is nothing at all.  Thankfully, I’ve been blessed (or cursed) with far too many passions.  I build and ride vintage motorcycles.  I play guitar, banjo and ukulele in a band.  I own and operate a small custom leather atelier.  I’ve founded and host numerous events throughout the year which has led me to stand center stage far too many times.  I’m the former creative director and lead designer for both the State of Indiana and the City of Indianapolis.  I have a curious fascination with robots.  But most of all, I am simply a creator at heart.

Just for fun, here’s something embarrassing.  (Go to page 41.):


Yet, I feel as if I’ve gone on too long, so for posterity’s sake, I’ve asked a few friends, collaborators and colleagues to tell you about me in their own words, rather that take up any more time tooting my own horn.  Without further ado…

The Rebirth of Cool Parks by Kirsten-Eamon Shine

Please feel free to reach out to me at ben@roguerobot.com or contact me at 317-345-1077.