The history of Night Phoenix Digital dates back to the Fall of 2006 when founder Ben Atkinson started a sole proprietorship known as Night Phoenix Designs. With only a handful of clients, Ben grew the company slowly over the next few years before refocusing his attention on a more aggressive strategy in the Fall of 2009. By the time the new year rolled around it was apparent that the company was ready for reorganization, and Night Phoenix Enterprises LLC was officially formed in February of 2010.
Night Phoenix Digital isn’t just a Website and Graphics Design company. Our expertise also extends to a wide variety of activities, including Film Production and Business Consulting.
Our small size and low operating costs allow us to provide personalized and professional service for you or your organization at a fraction of the cost of a larger firm.
When Ben Atkinson tore apart his first computer and designed his first website at the age of 14, the Internet was still in the early years of dial-up. Ben’s fascination with technology only grew from there. After designing several websites and other marketing materials throughout college, Ben graduated with a BA in Biology with Honors from Indiana University in 2007. He then went on to work in the Biotech Industry for the next three years before returning to school. He graduated from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in 2011 with an MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. Ben’s areas of expertise include Website Development, Internet Marketing, and Business Strategy.
VP Creative Development
Columbia College Chicago – School of Media Arts BA ’08 (Film & Video Screenwriting)
Brandon Schiffli attended the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne where he studied art and design for two years, and was honored with an outstanding showcase award. With his lifelong passion for art, Brandon was also passionate with filmmaking and storytelling and decided to pursue a concentration in screenwriting at Columbia College Chicago in 2005. He enjoys expressing his creativity with humor and spends his time writing thought-provoking comedy. After graduating from Columbia College in 2008, Brandon spent a year working for Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films. His work reflects both his creativity and professional background in graphic design. Brandon’s areas of expertise include Copywriting, Screenwriting, and Graphic Design.
VP Film Production
Columbia College Chicago – School of Media Arts BA ’09 (Film & Video Directing)
Collin Schiffli was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. From an early age, he developed a passion for drawing, music, and storytelling. By elementary school, he realized that he could combine all aspects of art in order to tell stories through filmmaking. Throughout high school, Collin won multiple awards in fine arts. He also won “Best Feature Film” twice in a local film festival and finished sixth in the state of Indiana with a short film in the Project XL Farm Bureau Contest. In 2005, Collin received the Presidential Scholarship to attend Columbia College Chicago. Over the course of his college career, Collin won multiple awards for films entered in Chicago area festivals. He recently completed two short films at Columbia: Ghostaphobia and Head Case, both co-written with his brother, Brandon. Collin graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Film Directing and continues to pursue the art of filmmaking. Collin’s areas of expertise include Directing, Film Production, and Film Editing.