Ben Saks

Product & Creative


Born in Cleveland, Ohio and a graduate from the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University in 2008, Saks has worked in varied capacities in film, design, architecture, and business. Saks brings extensive management experience working with large clients in creative and technical industries. Saks' work with KerfCase has been published in the W.S.J., G.Q., TechCrunch, CNET, Wired and The Verge. Based in Pittsburgh, Saks is the Director of Software Product for Inventables. Prior roles include: filmmaker, adjunct professor of architecture, instructor, and project manager. With a passion for precise craft and experimentation, Saks’ fine art practice explores scale invariance in the natural world with a focus on the invisible: air, time, and gravity.


Director of Software Product, Inventables

Founder/CEO, KerfCase

Producer, Clock Shadow Media

Treasurer, Board Of Directors, Center for Victims

Board Of Directors, Protohaven

Adjunct Faculty, CMU School of Architecture

Artist in Residence, Alpha Lab Gear

Instructor, Techshop Pittsburgh

Assistant Director, CMU Architecture Wood Shop

Project Manager, TAKTL, Pittsburgh PA

Project Designer, WET Design, Los Angeles CA


Bachelor of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture

High School at Shaker Heights High School

General Studies at Cleveland Institute of Art


Best New Product: Accent on DesignNYNOW

Maker of MeritMaker Faire Pittsburgh

Create AwardPittsburgh Tech Council

Peace it Together AwardCenter for Victims

Stewart Brown Memorial ScholarshipCarnegie Mellon University

Luther S Lashmit Design AwardCarnegie Mellon University

The Carnegie Hero AwardThe Carnegie Hero Fund Commission

US F1D Team First PlaceFederation Aeronautic International

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2020-2022 Locally Sourced Product Design

The Carnegie Museum of Art,  Pittsburgh PA

2020 Clearly New Group Show Product Design

Pittsburgh Glass Center Gallery,  Pittsburgh PA

2019 Fallingwater Monmade Group Show Product Design

Brewhouse Association,  Pittsburgh PA

2019 Southern Circuit Film Tour Film

South Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts 

2019 Float Documentary Screenings Film

Cleveland International Film Festival  Cleveland, OH

Montclair Film Festival, Montclair NJ

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Hot Springs AR

RiverRun Film Festival, Raleigh NC

Indie Film Festival Boston, Boston MA

Woods Hole Film Festival, Woods Hole MA

2019 Float Documentary Premiere Film

Cleveland International Film Festival  Cleveland, OH

2019 ------ (SECRET) Photography,

SPACE Gallery  Pittsburgh, PA

2019 Modern Meaning Group Show Product Design

Pittsburgh Glass Center Gallery,  Pittsburgh PA

2017-18 Interiors with Impact Group Show Product Design

Pittsburgh Glass Center Gallery,  Pittsburgh PA

2016 JOHN RIEGERT Mixed Media

SPACE Gallery  Pittsburgh, PA

2013 Architectural Perspectives Sculpture

Gallery Chiz  Pittsburgh, PA

2013 Life After Premiere Film

Pittsburgh Filmmakers  Pittsburgh, PA

2012 Hyperlocal Painting

Assemble Gallery  Pittsburgh, PA

2012 Transformer Workshops Performance

Watson Festival, Carnegie Mellon University  Pittsburgh, PA

2010 Group Show Installation, Mixed Media

4701 Gallery  Pittsburgh, PA

2007 Examinations in Polarity Digital Prints

The Frame Gallery  Pittsburgh, PA