Work Info

During my career —

I've been fortunate to work with a long list of clients creating responsive websites, iOS apps, audio marketing campaigns, interactive videos, print material and exhibition installations.

I'm now a Senior Interaction Designer at Rise Interactive where I design user interfaces for a centralized digital marketing and data visualization platform.

Ben Ludwig

Updates

  • News Real beta hits 500 users – redesign begins
  • 2017.08.03
  • Completed Google AdWords Certification
  • 2017.07.27
  • Built in Chicago interview on side projects, JavaScript and UI libraries
  • 2017.05.18
  • Released News Real beta for iOS
  • 2017.01.27

Experience

  • Senior Interaction Designer, Rise Interactive
  • Aug 2016 – Present
  • Senior Interactive Designer, Torque
  • Mar 2015 – Aug 2016
  • UI/UX Designer & Developer, Torque
  • Oct 2013 – Mar 2016
  • Designer & Web Developer, The Field Museum
  • May 2011 – Oct 2013
  • Lead Coordinator, KPMG
  • Dec 2009 – May 2011
  • Audio Post-Production Engineer, Varitalk
  • Nov 2006 – Dec 2009
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Design Tools

  • Sketch
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • Premiere Pro
  • After Effects
  • InVision

Development Tools

  • HTML5, SASS & CSS
  • JavaScript ES6 & JSON
  • Gulp,js, npm & yarn
  • C3.js, D3.js & ag-Grid
  • React.js & Styled Components
  • Git & Github
  • Liquid & Mustache
  • Pattern Lab Node

Content Management

  • Jekyll
  • Drupal
  • Wordpress
  • Magento
  • Shopify
  • Webflow

Awards

  • Webby, Interactive Marketing
  • Webby, People's Choice
  • IMA, Best in Class Software
  • IMA, Best in Class Film
  • Chicago Tribune, CAMME
  • Horizon Interactive, Gold
  • Hollywood Reporter, Key Art

Education

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, Cum Laude
  • May 2011, Columbia College Chicago

Selected Clients

  • ADIDAS
  • Disney
  • Dreamworks
  • ESPN
  • Glaceau
  • GMC
  • Jameson Sotheby's
  • Kellogg's
  • Microsoft
  • NBC

About this Website

  • I built this website from the ground up using JavaScript, SASS and Jekyll, a file-based CMS. The design system I created for this site can be viewed here. The typefaces I used are Butler, Lineto Circular and GT America.