Bright Bright Great is looking for a Creative Director with 10+ years experience and passion creating beautiful, usable and accessible websites, web apps, and thorough branding systems.
The ideal candidate for this role is a creative leader and thinker, an optimist who fosters inspiring relationships, has a deep portfolio of complex design work, and years of experience working with other creatives, developers and clients.
BBG is a small team, so this role is as much a “doer” as “leader.” Our entire team is always all-hands on deck, this is not a job of delegation and guidance only–serious design chops are required. This position reports directly to our Agency Director, and is part of our Leadership (which includes our Agency Owner, Business Development Lead and Project Management Lead).
This is a full-time position with benefits. BBG offers health, medical and dental, a 401K as well as other benefits like perpetual remote work.
About Bright Bright Great
Bright Bright Great is a small, but mighty Chicago-based multidisciplinary design studio (est. 2008), creating interactive digital experiences that align technology and accessibility in unique ways.
Our team is fully remote, and operates in CST.
10+ years creating websites, applications, and UI in the digital space (art direction, design build, development handoff, refinement and improvement)
10+ years working with UX tasks (digital strategy, information architecture, user journeys, brand systems)
10+ years communicating, presenting and selling work to clients
5+ years leading a creative team, fostering growth and creating an educational design environment
Expert-level ability in understanding/defining client goals, seeing it translated through design, and ability to explain how our work achieves that goal
Expert-level ability to estimate design work
Expert-level awareness and ability to create contemporary graphic design for the web
Expert-level proficiency in Figma and design systems
Expert-level familiarity with WordPress and CMS-based digital (as a designer working within a CMS, not as a developer with ability to develop creative)
Experience working with a small/medium-sized team
Experience vetting and hiring design teammates
Compassion for digital accessibility and usability
A general understanding of best practices for SEO as it pertains to digital design and the web
Flexibility and comfort working in quickly changing environments
Ability to work independently as well as alongside a larger team
Be the creative lead for all things BBG both internal and external
Estimate projects with business development
Creative Direct all projects
Design as needed on projects
Lead all design presentations with clients
Coordinate with Project Management to deliver great work on time
Assist with hiring and managing design team members
How To Apply
To apply, please send all items noted below to email@example.com. BBG is an equal opportunity employer and encourages BIPOC applicants to apply.
Please include your resume PDF, or link to resume URL.
Sample Work, Process and Presentation
Examples of your work. PDFs/URLs are acceptable. All projects must note what work was directly yours, and what contributions were from team members.
5 Case Studies which must include art direction, UI/UX, brand system development, and ideation
1 Client Presentation showing your flow
1 example of your writing (as this role communicates directly and heavily with clients, communication skills are very important)
Who are 2 current agencies/designers that are putting out the quality of work you strive for? What specifically do you admire about their work?
What do you look for in a strong design team in terms of skills and team building?