Ben Litman

When I was in grade school, my teacher used to let us have designated time to play computer games during recess. I think it’s during one of the numerous times playing Oregon Trail or Where in the World is Carmen San Diego? that my affinity for computers began. My parents bought our first computer when I was in middle school and my passion for computers and technology really started to grow. At that time, the Windows flying logo screensaver was the coolest thing I’d seen! When new-fangled terms like the Internet, World Wide Web, and America Online ruled popular culture in the mid-1990’s, it was like a whole new world opened up to me – literally! Fast forward 20+ years and I now making websites instead of just browsing through them. There are still times when I feel like that little boy playing with his first computer, which is why I decided to finally launch my business, Litman Web Design.

Since it seemed like I had a penchant for computers, I studied Management Information Systems/Business Administration at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. After graduating, my career took a little detour to a place I would’ve never thought – legal recruiting. After working in some recruiting capacity for Northwestern Law School, Jones Day, and Jenner & Block for the better part of 11 years, my path has come full circle as I now work in the Technology Services department at Jenner. However, it was during my time working in recruiting, where I really got specifically into web design.

When I was on the board for the Chicago Association of Legal Personnel Administrators (CALPA), I took it upon myself to completely redesign the website. Since then, I have developed a number of different types of sites in addition to the other legal recruiting organization websites I’ve built. Check them out in my project gallery!

When I’m not at work or designing websites, I enjoy spending time with my wife and my two beautiful children as well as trying to play as many intramural sports as I can during the “good” Chicago weather!