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Creative Director, Principal
Voted “Least Friendly 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015,” Jason leads the creative and interaction teams at BBG, bringing continuous curiosity about the world and how we interact with it.
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Bright Bright Great Named Top Chicago Software Development Companies 2021 by DesignRush

Bright Bright Great is honored to be named one of the top Chicago Software Development Companies 2021 in Chicago by DesignRush.

“It means a great deal to the BBG team to be recognized some of our frequent collaborators and development firms that we know are putting out amazing work.” – Jason Schwartz, Creative Director

About Design Rush

Our industry experts ranked the top software development companies in Chicago that build high-performance solutions to help brands meet their business goals. Use the filter to select the best partner for your needs and take advantage of these companies’ high-quality services and nationally competitive rates.

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Passionately Independent, Cooperatively Minded

Over the past 10+ years, Bright Bright Great has received numerous merger, acquisition, acquihire, and flat out buyout offers, which sometimes seemed interesting, but never aligned with where we want to go as an agency, who we want to work, how we envision the future of digital tools, and how we want to serve our clients.

In 2019, BBG was approached by Nostos, with an amazing concept. Stay independent, but join a small heavily vetted group of amazing agencies to collaborate and share resources with. A community that is not a referral network, but shares knowledge, support and educational resources so that all partners continue to grow as individuals, but be better together.

We were in!

Nostos Philosophy

“Being a part of the Nostos Network and being connected to other best-in-class complimentary independent agencies has been an amazing learning experience, as well as an opportunity for BBG to grow alongside such amazingly talented people.”

Jason Schwartz, Creative Director

We believe independent agencies do better work.

They’re also better places to work and better stewards of the communities where they operate. That’s why we’ve created a community of best-in-class companies with complementary skill sets and diverse industry expertise who all share similar values, including a passion for working together and remaining independent.

The current agency and consultancy networks are broken.

They don’t serve the needs of their clients or agencies that join them. They are designed to maximize profit, monopolize industries, and maintain the status quo. Nostos prioritizes individual culture, quality of thinking, and shared well-being.

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You can learn more about the Nostos community of agencies here: https://www.nostos.network

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Job Alert – BBG is Hiring a Senior Project Manager

Bright Bright Great Hiring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full Time
Chicago, IL, Remote

Bright Bright Great is hiring a Mid-Level, to Senior Project Manager. As BBG is a fully remote team, this position is open to Chicago-based as well as all similar time-zones.

Senior Project Manager

Reports to Account Manager and Agency Director, collaborates with the entire BBG team.

Bright Bright Great is a Chicago-based digital design studio with over 13 years of experience creating unique interactive digital experiences that align technology and usability with goals. If you’re interested in joining a team of extremely passionate and talented individuals, we’d love to hear from you!

BBG’s Project Management is assertive and proactive in nature paired with organization, communication and a strong commitment to building relationships — both internally and externally — is the backbone to our account staff. With tenure in this role, a senior project manager supports the entire team in multiple facets and works hard to merge tactical support with a strategic process vision. Recaps, project follow-ups and client updates are the primary focus of this role while supporting the Account Manager in an effort to lead the client.

This detail-critical team member — whose constant follow-ups and check-ins keep the project moving — ensures a project is completed in budget and on time. A team mindset and incredible attention to detail is critical.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Project workflow management from kick-off through execution (Asana)
  • Experience collaborating and managing remote team members
  • Experience collaborating with external contractors in various capacities
  • Collaboration with Design and Development teams for scheduling, and resource needs
  • Communicate updates, requests and blockers to clients daily
  • Setup and lead client update calls
  • Support Account team with estimate, brief, internal project setup and timeline generation
  • Proactively manage systems: data inputs, project tracking, server, etc.
  • Backfill Account Manager while away; attentive to workflow of project
  • Request client assets for all projects and organize on server
  • Implement streamlined process improvements, as you see fit
  • Build and maintain meaningful relationships with clients and colleagues
  • Exercise your collaborative spirit, every day: “Fight like you’re right, listen like you’re wrong.”

Skills Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in project management, marketing, or similar
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a PM role within an agency (including digital/technology)
  • Excellent communication skills (phone, email, text and traditional letter writing)
  • Effective time management: ability to manage multiple assignments at once
  • A well-rounded knowledge of the design process from Research & Strategy, Development Handoff through launch
  • Highly organized
  • Excellent listener
  • Committed to excellence
  • Strong understanding of Microsoft Office, Apple iWork, Google Drive and Docs and a Apple OS environment
  • Strong desire and drive to do what it takes to be successful

How To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to: careers@brightbrightgreat.com.

* BBG is an equal opportunity employer and encourages BIPOC applicants to apply. No recruiters.

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The Best Web Companies in Chicago by Digital.com

Bright Bright Great is honored to be recognized as one of the top 10 web design and development companies in Chicago by Digital.com.

Best Web Design Companies in Chicago

via Digital.com
For Immediate Release
2020 12/16

The Best Web Design Companies in Chicago

We evaluated 49 web design companies in Chicago based on 10 different variables to give you a list of the best web design companies in the area. Our reviews of the top 15 web design companies in Chicago include important information, such as costs, features, and what customers are saying.

How We Chose the Best Web Design Companies in Chicago

Chicago has dozens of choices when it comes to web design companies and narrowing down which is the best fit for you is no easy task. That’s why we’ve done the legwork for you to identify the top 15 providers in the city based on metrics such as size of the company, time in the business, price, and satisfied customers.

Multiple Service Lines

Some businesses simply need a website designed while others require a comprehensive online marketing strategy. From pay-per-click (PPC) marketing and search engine optimization (SEO) to full branding and strategy, we made sure to choose companies that offer a broad range of services to meet diverse needs.

Size of Firm

Small agencies can offer more personalized services, while large firms tend to offer a more standardized approach. Both options have their pros and cons, and the right choice for you depends on your budget and how customized your project is. We’ve included web design companies of all sizes on our list, so you can decide for yourself.

Industry Focus

Some web firms dedicate their time and resources to serving specific industries such as manufacturing, retail, hospitality, and healthcare. If industry experience is on your checklist, we’ve listed examples of the industries each company serves.

About Digital.com

Digital.com is a website that helps small business owners make the right buying choices.

We’re different from other review sites. Most of our competitors rate companies using editorial opinions or user-submitted ratings. For you — the buyer — that’s risky.

Inaccurate reviews are a real problem for small business website owners. You can’t always rely on a user review if they signed up the day before. And if you have to rely on the verdict of just one person, it’s difficult to make an informed buying decision.

Our small business software reviews are different. We build ratings using genuine user comments posted on Twitter. These comments beat reviews. They’re authentic, relevant, and up-to-date.

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Bright Bright Great Lands A Spot on Clutch’s Top 1000 Global Companies for 2020

Making your brand stand out is surely a daunting prospect. A lot of companies strive to create a strong branding and a lasting impression in the market, but not a lot nail these objectives. That’s why we believe that finding the right partner for your branding needs is quintessential. Here at Bright Bright Great, we understand these struggles, and with 13 years of experience in the business, we are here to help you achieve your goals.

Our company understands the ins and outs of the industry. We know the importance of strong branding and how to utilize it to grow your business. As a testament to our hard work and commitment, we were recently recognized as one of the top 100 companies (#45) in Clutch’s top 1,000 global companies for 2020.

Top 1000 Companies Clutch Global 2020

Clutch is a well-respected rating and review platform that helps businesses connect with the best service providers around the world. Clutch evaluates companies to provide knowledge and information for the B2B industry.

It is truly a pleasure to be dubbed as one of the industry leaders for this year. A great honor to be recognized as such and our team couldn’t be more proud. All of the hard work and dedication we put into every project didn’t go unnoticed.

We believe in creating an interactive experience from research and analysis. If you are looking for an award-winning branding service, don’t hesitate to contact us! Our team is always up to take new and exciting challenges.

“Each year, our company takes the time to highlight the top tier industry leaders in the global B2B market,” said Clutch Founder Mike Beares. “With an impressive background of projects, responsive customer service, and superior skillsets in their fields, these companies have proven time and again that they’re the best choice when selecting a B2B provider.”

The Clutch 1000 is the firm’s most exclusive award, representing only the top 1% of companies listed on the site.

Bright Bright Great is thrilled to be recognized at #45 in Clutch’s 2020 Clutch 1000.

“Our dedication to creating valuable digital experiences and brand have continued to make the internet a better place for all. I personally want to thank the entire BBG team for all of their hard work in 2020. This recognition should be a reflection of everyone’s hard work. We would also like to thank our incredible clients and partners.” – Jason Schwartz, Partner, Creative Director

View the full press-release on Clutch’s website.

Previous Clutch.co Clutch 1000 Recognition

Bright Bright Great was also recognized at #181 in 2019 and #86 in 2018.

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Bright Bright Great Recognized by Techreviewer as a Top Web Design Company 2020

Bright Bright Great is proud to share recognition by Techreviewer as a Top Web Design Company in 2020.

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For Immediate Release:

Bright Bright Great is a web design company that has proven its value by providing high-quality solutions and providing flexibility and support to customers. Extensive experience and deep technical expertise in providing web design have placed the company on the list of leading software development companies, according to well-known online catalogs and research institutions.

Now there is another achievement: the trusted analysis company Techreviewer named Bright Bright Great one of the leading Web Design Companies in 2020.

We are honored to be recognized as one of the best web design and development companies in the world.

We will continue to prove the trust that Techreviewer, our customers, and partners place in us. We believe that in the near future, we will receive more awards for custom software development.

About Techreviewer

Techreviewer is an analytics hub that carries out studies and publishes lists with the best software development companies in various business domains based on the market research and analysis.

 

Bright Bright Great Named TechReviewer Top 40 2019 Web Design Companies

BBG Recognized Among Top WordPress Developers of 2020 according to DesignRush

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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.

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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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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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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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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