C.E.B. Reas lives and works in Los Angeles. His work focuses on defining processes and translating them into visualisations. Since 2001, he has developed Processing, an open-source programming environment, with Ben Fry. Both Reas and Fry have received multiple awards for their work with Processing. These include the 2008 Muriel Cooper Prize from the Design Management Institute, the 2005 Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica award and the 2005 Interactive Design Prize from the Tokyo Type Directors Club. Reas is a Professor of Design Media Arts at the University of California, Los Angeles and has exhibited his work internationally.