Greetings from Chicago! Im Ben Lister and I design and build web apps.
In 2010, I joined Sprout Social as the first design hire. Since then, I’ve spent my time designing,
coding and prototyping as the company has grown from less than 10 employees to more than 500 with over 21,000 customers across the globe. My focuses are building Design Systems and Component Libraries, which I have been
breaking & sobbing uncontrollably about working on at Sprout for the last several years as a Senior Design Developer.
I got my start in the industry working as a freelance designer creating websites for local businesses and agencies as a young teenager in West Michigan. In 2006, I moved to Chicago where I worked in many roles in the designer and developer spectrum on projects ranging from implementing modern web standards and building templates for hundreds of radio stations across North America to building interfaces for clients like Ford Motor Company, City University of New York, The University of Miami, Rush University Medical Center and Hyatt.
When I need a break from the mesmerizing glow of the Incredible Retina display, I like spending my time cooking overly ambitious food, traveling, mentoring designers,
speaking, drinking fancy beers,
watching the Chicago White Sox or driving really fast cars
on a race track.
I also have a Whippet named Devo who can definitely run faster and sleep longer than your dog and an amazing
accountant personal Tide to Go® Pen carrier wife named Erin.