Awards! Society of Typographic Arts STA100, KIWI arts GROUP

“KIWI was a great opportunity for us as a design team to push the boundaries past the traditional and explore all collateral outside of the digital product.”

Greer Mosher, Art Director

Bright Bright Great is excited to announce our recognition from the Society of Typographic Arts, STA100 2020 for our work on KIWI arts GROUP.

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“I am beyond proud of the BBG design team for their work with KIWI arts GROUP. This project is very special to me as a lifelong fan of Warhol. The discovery of the William John Kennedy Warhol photography is a significant find, and one that should be shared with Warhol lovers globally.”

Jason Schwartz, Creative Director

About Society of Typographic Arts

The Society of Typographic Arts is Chicago’s oldest professional design organization. We are designers who promote high standards and focus on the art and craft of typography, design, and visual communication.

About STA100

The STA 100 international competition is 42 years in the making. Each fall, we bring the global design community together by inviting all creative professionals to submit typographic work and get recognized for it while building a network with unique industry opportunities in Chicago and beyond.

We honor the 100 best examples of typographic excellence produced around the globe each year. Entries must have been published between September 2019 and October 2020. The fee structure for the STA 100 competition is designed to stimulate submissions from designers, agencies, freelancers, students, and organizations while encouraging new membership to our non-profit.

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Jason Schwartz

Bright Bright Great is Looking For A Senior Back-End Developer

Back-End Developer with Basic Front-End Knowledge

BBG is looking for a passionate, multidisciplinary back-end developer with a focus on WordPress CMS, back-end technologies and integrations. The ideal candidate has high fluency in the technologies that comprise our back-end stack and some fluency in front-end technology.

What you’ll be doing

  • Building reliable websites and services with PHP and WordPress
  • Implementing and optimizing deployment and hosting infrastructure
  • Maintaining and improving back-end code bases across a variety of client websites, and identifying where portions of them can be abstracted into reusable components
  • Collaborating with designers and front-end developers to create organized, documented, predictable back-end implementations to enable their work
  • Communicating with clients throughout the entire project, from kickoff through launch
  • Contributing to our team culture through code reviews, contributing ideas, improving processes, and giving and receiving constructive feedback
  • Directly collaborating with clients throughout the project lifecycle, including presenting and pitching work

Technical Requirements & Skills

BBG is constantly evolving and changing, and the sites we have built reflect a wide array of technologies and processes. We expect you to come in with your own understanding and guidance as to how we structure and deploy the backends of our future projects, but you will frequently need to dip into older projects and solve problems using the tools and methodologies upon which they were built. These include:

Team-lead fluency in the following technologies:

  • WordPress
  • PHP
  • Continuous Integration (CI) and deployment tools
  • WordPress metadata extension via Carbon Fields/Advanced Custom Fields
  • WordPress form builder tools such as Ninja Forms/Gravity Forms
  • Building against and extending the WordPress API
  • Asset packaging/optimization via Grunt/Webpack
  • Basic SEO practices
  • Git and code review

Because we are a small team, you may also need:

  • Competency in performing basic front-end tasks:
    • Updating HTML/Laravel Blade templates
    • Integrating front-end JS with back-end data via API or on initial page load
    • Minor CSS updates

We look to find that a person who has these skills and exhibits familiarity with these tools and processes has at least four years of experience working with WordPress and PHP.

The Rest of the Stack

This is what BBG utilizes for the rest of our technology stack, so please let us know if you have experience with any of the following:

  • HTML, semantic markup, and ARIA roles
  • CSS and CSS preprocessors (we use SASS with the SCSS syntax)
  • JavaScript (especially Vue)
  • SVG
  • OpenGraph Metadata

Additionally, we commonly field requests from clients to build integrations against other services they use in the course of their business, so let us know if you have any experience working with any of the following:

  • Marketo
  • Hubspot
  • Pardot
  • Custom social media API integrations (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)

The ideal candidate is:

  • Detail oriented
  • Thoughtful
  • Personable
  • Optimistic
  • Empathetic
  • A problem solver
  • Over communicative
  • Passionate and motivated to learn
  • Works well both in a team and independently
  • Able to handle multiple projects at the same time
  • Works well in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment

Expectations

As a small, agile company, we expect our developers to jump in and take an assertive role, sometimes as a technical lead, always supporting our team’s needs. You’ll be involved from estimation, through launch and support, always assisting with client communication. You’ll build some really cool stuff, further your skills, and learn some new ones… with our amazing team.

About Bright Bright Great

Bright Bright Great is a strategic digital brand agency founded in 2007.

We create world-class brands and meaningful, inclusive experiences that delight, engage, and deliver value to all users. We’ve partnered with clients large and small across education, finance, retail, fashion, food and beverage, and travel.

As of 2020, Bright Bright Great is entirely remote, with a physical HQ in Chicago. Talented applicants from all locations are encouraged to apply.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • 401K savings plan
  • Paid time off
  • Bonus time off with tenure, goals and milestones
  • Company life insurance plan
  • Short-term disability insurance

How to apply

To apply, please send the following to careers@brightbrightgreat.com.

  • A brief introduction to yourself
  • Your resume
  • Your portfolio URL with at least 5 sample projects breaking down your role within each project and other team members involved in the project.
  • Link to your GitHub

We’re a diverse team that enjoys working together. We do not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

No recruiters. BBG is an equal opportunity employer.

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Jason Schwartz

Bright Bright Great is Looking For A Senior Front-End Developer

Front-End Developer with Basic Back-End Knowledge

BBG is looking for a passionate, multidisciplinary front-end developer with a focus on user experience and usability to join our team. The ideal candidate has high fluency in front-end and UX-related technology and some fluency in our back-end tech stack.

What you’ll be doing

  • Building beautiful and accessible websites and interfaces with HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, and PHP
  • Maintaining and improving front-end code bases across a variety of client websites, and identifying where portions of them can be abstracted into reusable components
  • Collaborating with designers to create engaging and delightful digital solutions that meet client and user needs
  • Communicating with clients throughout the entire project, from kickoff through launch
  • Contributing to our team culture through code reviews, contributing ideas, improving processes, and giving and receiving constructive feedback
  • Directly collaborating with clients throughout the project lifecycle, including presenting and pitching work

Essential qualifications

At least four years of experience as a front-end developer.

Team-lead fluency in the following technologies:

  • HTML, semantic markup, and ARIA roles
  • CSS and CSS preprocessors (we use SASS with the SCSS syntax)
  • Javascript (especially Vue)
  • SVG

Fluency in asset packaging/optimization tools such as:

  • Grunt*
  • Webpack
  • Fluency in implementing analytics solutions such as:
  • Google Tag Manager, Search Console and Google Analytics, Facebook Pixel

Competency in performing basic tasks with our underlying tech stack:

  • PHP
  • WordPress
  • Understanding of OpenGraph Metadata and debugging issues with social media sharing
  • Experience with Git and code review
  • Baseline understanding of SEO
  • Strong soft skills to support healthy client communication

The Rest of the Stack:

This is what BBG utilizes for the rest of our technology stack, so please let us know if you have experience with any of the following:

  • Carbon Fields*
  • Advanced Custom Fields
  • Ninja Forms*
  • Gravity Forms
  • Bedrock/Sage

BBG is constantly evolving and changing, and the sites we have built for clients reflect a wide array of technologies and processes depending on when they were built. While all of these can be found in many of those builds, including sites you will actively work on at BBG as part of our ongoing relationships with past clients, technologies or processes that we have phased out of current/new builds are flagged with an asterisk (*).

Additionally, we commonly field requests from clients to build integrations against other services they use in the course of their business, so let us know if you have any experience working with any of the following:

  • Marketo
  • Hubspot
  • Pardot
  • Custom social media API integrations (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)

The ideal candidate is:

  • Detail oriented
  • Thoughtful
  • Personable
  • Optimistic
  • Empathetic
  • A problem solver
  • Over communicative
  • Passionate and motivated to learn
  • Works well both in a team and independently
  • Able to handle multiple projects at the same time
  • Works well in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment

Expectations

As a small, agile company, we expect our developers to jump in and take an assertive role, sometimes as a technical lead, always supporting our team’s needs. You’ll be involved from estimation, through launch and support, always assisting with client communication. You’ll build some really cool stuff, further your skills, and learn some new ones… with our amazing team.

About Bright Bright Great

Bright Bright Great is a strategic digital brand agency founded in 2007.

We create world-class brands and meaningful, inclusive experiences that delight, engage, and deliver value to all users. We’ve partnered with clients large and small across education, finance, retail, fashion, food and beverage, and travel.

As of 2020, Bright Bright Great is entirely remote, with a physical HQ in Chicago. Talented applicants from all locations are encouraged to apply.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • 401K savings plan
  • Paid time off
  • Bonus time off with tenure, goals and milestones
  • Company life insurance plan
  • Short-term disability insurance

How to apply

To apply, please send the following to careers@brightbrightgreat.com.

  • A brief introduction to yourself
  • Your resume
  • Your portfolio URL with at least 5 sample projects breaking down your role within each project and other team members involved in the project.
  • Link to your GitHub

We’re a diverse team that enjoys working together. We do not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

No recruiters. BBG is an equal opportunity employer.

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Jason Schwartz

Selected Firms Names BBG Among Top Web Development Companies in the USA

For Immediate Release
November 4, 2020

Bright Bright Great has been ranked among the Top Web Development Companies in the USA by Selected Firms

Bright Bright Great is a celebrated name in the web development industry, and their continued efforts and hard work have got the company comfortably placed amongst the top web development companies in the USA by Selected Firms.

It’s evident that website services have immensely changed how the business industry works. In the advanced technology era, having a website that is just good-looking cannot survive without merit. It is very essential to build a feature-rich website that doesn’t only meet industry standards but also well-structured and responsive by incorporating elements that focus on ease of navigation for the end-user. The latest web development process is a superset task that includes designing, web development, scripting, network security, optimization, conversions among many others. Our experts’ understanding of this process has helped us in delivering the perfect web solutions to our clients to satiate their imminent business needs.

Headquartered in Chicago USA, Bright Bright Great is a group of multidisciplinary experts that leverages exceptional engineering talent and advanced technologies to deliver world-class customized software solutions in diverse fields such as web designing, website development, marketing, and more.

We have a highly competent team of web designers and developers who have years of experience in dealing with web development projects from all over the world. We are well poised to develop websites using advanced tools and techniques.

There is a lot of experiential learning that we have been through since our establishment in 2007. Having worked with some of the best global organizations, we know the value of certain qualities – professionalism, on-time delivery, and post-deployment support. This outlook has become a core part of our DNA and it reflects in all our previous and recent work irrespective of the size of the project which is justified by our clients’ testimonials.

How Selected Firms Help Businesses

Selected Firms is a great platform for businesses who are seeking service providers and helps them to make a better decision in choosing a technology partner. They evaluate companies by various factors like the reputation, experience, industry & service expertise, client reviews, portfolios, and many other important parameters defining the company’s credibility.

Selected Firms has similarly evaluated Bright Bright Great and confirmed the company’s expertise and competence in the web development world by adding it to the list of the top companies in web development USA.

Selected Firms 2020 Top Web Development Companies

We All Have A Choice

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Jason Schwartz