Bright Bright Great Welcomes Ken Barrios as Front-End Developer

Bright Bright Great would like to extend a warm welcome our new Front-End Developer, Ken Barrios, to the team. Ken will be assisting BBG on our Technology team.

Ken Barrios

 

What is your official title at BBG?

Ken Barrios, Front-End Developer

What got you interested in development?

Three years ago, I came across an online ad for toys that were intended to teach toddlers the basic principles of programming. Seeing that made me realize that it was just a matter of time before coding would become a standard part of learning: just like reading, writing, and arithmetic. I decided I needed to get ahead of curve and dive into coding.

What interested you in working at BBG?

A friend forwarded me the link to the apprenticeship program at BBG. After doing some research about the firm it became clear that this is a design studio that is generating a lot of buzz, winning acclaim, and getting tapped for exciting projects. As someone new to web development and design, I knew that this would be an amazing opportunity to learn from the best.

 

What is your favorite fast food menu item?

The Wendy’s Baconator. If I have an opportunity to Baconate, I Baconate.

What do you hope to learn during your time at BBG?

Regarding web development: I’m hoping to get a better handle on the thought process needed to see a website through from start to finish, and learning to how efficiently organize my code by keeping everything as modularized as possible. Regarding design: I’m hoping to learn to think through a website with the user in mind, while also picking up lessons about how to choose appropriate color palettes, typefaces, and spacing.

What are your hobbies or interests outside of work?

When I’m not at work I’m either: running for an hour or two along the Lake Front Path, riding around the city on my fixed gear bike, or seeing the latest films at The Music Box. I also like follow political and architectural magazines like Jacobin and Metropolis.

Do you have any pets?

Nay. I like other people’s pets, but I don’t want to take care of my own.

What is your favorite place that you have ever visited, US-based, or international?

I’ve been lucky enough to visit a few spots in Central and South America, and I went to France once. But I think that my favorite place was India. I spent a month touring India from Hyderabad, to Bangaluru, to Puducherry. I need to go back to finally see Mumbai and New Delhi.

What’s something people are surprised to learn about you?

During my college years, my comrades and I successfully stopped the military from recruiting on our college campus. I’m also 99% positive that I coined the slogan “Undocumented Unafraid” in 2009.

Posted By
Jason Schwartz

Bright Bright Great Is Looking For A Design/Photography Apprentice – BBG/MLMTR Apprenticeship

Bright Bright Great Apprenticeship

Applications Due By: 8/1
Apprentice to Start: 8/1, or ASAP

Bright Bright Great is looking to give a young designer (with incredible love of design and photography, pushing creative boundaries and the beginnings of a stellar portfolio) their first shot at working with an amazing team of designers, developers and artists.

This is a unique apprenticeship that will have daily responsibilities for Bright Bright Great, and our photography house Mlmtr (including assisting all photo shoots, helping with post processing and social media.)

We’re interested in hiring well-rounded people with hobbies and side projects who are curious about learning new things and contributing to our culture in unexpected ways. We are committed to diversity and especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply.

This is a 9 month paid Apprenticeship in our Chicago office with evaluation for hire/extension.

Important Note:

You should have basic photography chops under your belt to apply for this role.

About You:

  • You are passionate about design, including digital (UX and apps).
  • You are passionate about photography and want to learn more.
  • You are detail oriented and feel comfortable sending business related emails.
  • You know where to look to be inspired.
  • You are interested in continuing to push your skills forward.
  • You are interested in working with a small design agency in the photography space to learn and sharpen your skills.
  • You are up for the challenge of being utilized on complex and interesting problems every day.

Personality Traits That Are Important To Us:

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

About BBG:

BBG is a small, enthusiastic team of incredibly talented individuals located in Chicago, IL & Las Vegas, NV. BBG has a focus on User Experiences, UI Design, Art Direction, Branding and Typography. Having digital and photography in your portfolio is important to us (social media, websites, mobile design, app design.) Our balance of digital to print is probably 70/30.

BBG also runs Avondale Type Co., our internal custom type foundry, and MLMTR, a photography studio.

We love what we do, period. We’re looking for new people with the same passion to make amazing things with us.

Wonder what it’s like to work at BBG?

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How To Apply:

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

Do not attach PDFs in your response.

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 2017 8/1 This position has been filled.

 

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Jason Schwartz

Bright Bright Great is Looking for A Project Manager

Bright Bright Great is hiring a Project Manager to join our team. We love what we do, period. We’re looking for new people with the same passion to join our team and make amazing things.

Posted July 6, 2017

We’re a small Chicago-based team of designers, developers, and strategists. We work with a wide range of clients from startups and longstanding businesses, to large tech companies across all industries. We also run Avondale Type Company, our type foundry, and Mlmtr, our photography and videography house.

BBG is focused on brand strategy including user-experience, art direction, user interfaces, branding, and typography. Having digital work in your portfolio is important to us– our balance of digital to print is 70/30.

The ideal candidate has experience coordinating digital projects and can ensure all projects are delivered on time, within budget and scope, while bringing the best out of everyone around them. The Project Manager will be involved in every phase of the project, from initial meetings and proposal through launch and ongoing client support.

We view our clients as our collaborators, and the ideal Project Manager will be eager to work alongside stakeholders and the creative team to ensure the best possible outcome.

We’re interested in hiring well-rounded people with hobbies and side projects who are curious about learning new things and contributing to our culture in unexpected ways. We are committed to diversity and especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate internal resources (designers, developers, operations) and clients for the flawless execution of projects
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation and calendars
  • Assist our Operations, Creative, and Technology teams in the development of project scopes and proposals
  • Assist team leads in resourcing team members across projects
  • Track project progress and take action when projects are off track
  • Build and maintain relationships with clients, team, and contractors

About You:

  • You’re optimistic, friendly, and organized
  • You’re incredibly process-driven and detail-oriented
  • You have 1-2 years experience working as a project manager within a design or technology company and on digital product
  • You have excellent client-facing and internal communication skills, both written and verbal
  • You have the ability to balance multiple projects and ongoing changing calendars
  • You have experience with Asana, G Suite (Google Apps), and time tracking software

To apply, email sayhello@brightbrightgreat.com with:

  • A brief introduction to yourself
  • Experience
  • A link to your resume and portfolio
  • A link to your Instagram, Twitter, Dribbble, and other social profiles
  • Approximate date you are available to start
  • Salary requirements
  • Why you want to work at Bright Bright Great

This position is contract to hire, with an initial contract of 6 months.

No recruiters.

Update 2017 8/1 This position has been filled.

Posted By
Jason Schwartz

Bright Bright Great is Looking For A Designer

Bright Bright Great is hiring a designer to join our team in Chicago. We love what we do, period. We’re looking for a designer with the same passion to join our team and make amazing things.

Posted July 6, 2017

We’re a small Chicago-based team of designers, developers, and strategists. We work with a wide range of clients from startups and longstanding businesses, to large tech companies across all industries. We also run Avondale Type Company, our type foundry, and Mlmtr, our photo and video house.

BBG is focused on brand strategy including user-experience, art direction, user interfaces, branding, and typography. Having digital work in your portfolio is important to us– our balance of digital to print is 70/30.

We’re interested in hiring well-rounded people who are curious about learning new things and contributing to our culture in unexpected ways. We are committed to diversity and especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to all parts of the design process, from ideation and art direction to production design and development hand-off
  • Develop branding and voice for existing and new entities
  • Design digital experiences while considering the technological and physical constraints of the user
  • Develop user experiences and interactions for digital product
  • Create and implement unique visual language systems for client projects
  • Create sitemaps, user flows, and wireframes
  • Communicate with clients and incorporate their perspective while educating them on the design process
  • Review data from digital products (websites, email, applications) and make suggestions on improving the user experience and conversion rates

About You:

  • You’re optimistic, friendly, and organized
  • You’re incredibly process-driven and detail-oriented
  • You understand the principles of good design, current trends and are aware of the best design and branding inspiration from around the world
  • You are passionate about designing stunning, usable experiences for screens, innovative layouts for print, and robust brand guidelines
  • You have illustration chops and are able to create illustrations, icons and convey information in a beautiful manner
  • You understand social media and can create engaging snippets for brand marketing
  • You feel comfortable communicating with clients
  • You find inspiration all around you– often from unexpected places
  • You are interested in pushing your skills forward and are open to exploring new techniques and mediums
  • You care about accessibility, responsive design, and best practices for web design
  • You are excited to work with a small team of designers, strategists, and developers
  • You have 1-3 years professional experience and formal training in design
  • You have experience with the Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, and prototyping tools like InVision or Marvel

Bonus:

  • You have photography chops for both studio and culture shoots.
  • You can make video vignette snippets
  • You have basic motion graphic skills for animations, gifs and vignettes.

To apply, email sayhello@brightbrightgreat.com with:

  • A brief introduction to yourself
  • Experience
  • A link to your resume and portfolio
  • A link to your Instagram, Twitter, Dribbble, and other social profiles
  • Approximate date you are available to start
  • Salary requirements
  • Why you want to work at Bright Bright Great

This position is contract to hire, with an initial contract of 6 months.

No recruiters.

Update 2017 8/1 This position has been filled.

Posted By
Jason Schwartz