Bright Bright Great Is Looking For A Front-End Development Apprentice (WordPress, Front-End Development & UX)

BBG Apprentice

Applications Due By: 5/15
Apprentice to Start: 6/1, or ASAP

(Update 6/1, this Apprenticeship has been filled.)

We’re looking to groom and educate a beginner Front-End Developer who’s passionate about interfaces, user-friendly interactions AND clean, bug free code. You’ll be working closely with our design team, development team, and clients to solve problems and create effective solutions to meet both user experience and business goals.

This is a 6 month paid Apprenticeship in our Chicago office with evaluation for hire/extension.

Things You Will Learn About:

  • WordPress
  • Proper HTML & CSS standards and tools
  • Javascript
  • Interaction Design
  • Responsive Email Development
  • Fixing Bugs
  • APIs and Integration
  • Working with designers and developers
  • Working with clients
  • UX Development
  • Working with a small team to grow your skills
  • Walking clients through identifying helpful debugging information
  • Working within existing codebase
  • Planning out a content management strategy for complex content-heavy sites
  • Using apps such as Slack, Trello, Basecamp, Google Apps, Hangouts, etc.
  • Collaboration
  • Organization and time management to hit deadlines
  • Git/GitHub
  • Discussion around process, strategy, and the story behind coding decisions

Additional Skills You Will Learn:

  • Salesforce
  • Pardot
  • Hubspot
  • Shopify

Personality Traits That Are Important To Us:

  • Clear Communicator
  • Detail Oriented
  • Thoughtful
  • Personable
  • Optimistic
  • Problem Solver

Wonder what it’s like to work at BBG?

Apprenticeship Recap – Maayan Brown
Apprenticeship Recap – Quan Ika Vu
Apprenticeship Recap – Dayan D’Aniello
Apprenticeship Recap – Margaux Delapierre

How To Apply:

To apply, please send a link to your online portfolio to sayhello@brightbrightgreat.com Attention Jason Schwartz. Please note in the subject line that you are applying to the BBG/Dev 2017 Apprenticeship.

We will only respond to those who we are interested in pursuing the conversation with.

 

* BBG is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace.

** NO RECRUITERS

 

(Update 6/1, this Apprenticeship has been filled.)

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Jason Schwartz

New Work – Bright Bright Great/Mlmtr for Flosstradamus HDYFEST 2017

BBG’s photo/video studio, MLMTR, was tapped by Flosstradamus to come out to their rehearsal space and film behind-the-scenes video for HDYFEST in Denver. With short notice and a tight turnaround, MLMTR produced three 15-second teaser videos highlighting the custom stage build for the festival.

We filmed R+D, rehearsals, and will retain footage from the actual festival to create a 2-minute “How we did it” video detailing the process of how the Flosstradamus team turned plexiglass and projectors into holograms.

For additional information about BBG/MLMTR photo & video capabilities email sayhello@brightbrightgreat.com.

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Jason Schwartz

Apprenticeship Recap – Maayan Brown

Maayan Brown BBG

I discovered BBG while still in Portfolio School after an instructor recommended them, and knew that an apprenticeship there would be more valuable than finishing the school year. Their fine work and forward-thinking in the design and digital space drew me in, and after my interview with Jason Schwartz, the Creative Director, I knew working at BBG would really propel me forward as a designer. Nobody else I had met had been as critical of my work as he was.

“Your best work is what I’ll expect from you, and your worst work is what I’ll judge you on.”

It was both scary and exciting to be held to such high standards.

The team at BBG knows how to take things from mundane to visually engaging. I hadn’t worked in digital before, and I learned a tremendous amount about how a small but successful digital agency works by designing for web and mobile, helping to lead projects, and corresponding with clients. As a result of all this experience, my layout skills and eye for typography have improved significantly. I enjoy looking back at past projects and not only noticing problematic design aspects but also recognizing how they could be improved.

Working at a small company means that you’re more than just a designer; you’re involved in all facets of project management.

This diversity of responsibility can be challenging, but it also means that you get more valuable experience, which makes you more versatile and skilled.

Additionally, working for a small company allows you to take greater creative control of a project and have more of a say in its artistic direction. I produced work at BBG that I can proudly represent as my own.

Being a slightly shy person, I struggled with nerves when it came to communicating with clients, but I definitely felt that I had more confidence by the end of the apprenticeship. The experience was certainly challenging, but it also enabled me to develop professionally. I constantly exerted myself mentally and creatively, occasionally working on weekends and late nights to get the results needed. It was definitely worth it, though!

The best part of the apprenticeship was being able to work as part of BBG’s awesome crew. I appreciated receiving feedback from unquestionably qualified and talented creatives (although some things in design are subjective, of course).

Lastly, the apprenticeship was a lot of fun. I have plenty of fond memories—going out to lunch, photoshoots, and even riding roller coasters at Cedar Point (though I actually hate roller coasters…).

My co-workers were great, and we always had the attitude of “we’re all in this together.”

Looking for an apprenticeship @ BBG. Click here!

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Jason Schwartz