December 16, 2021

Creative Director (FT)

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 Chicago team, cool illustrations. 😎

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 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)

Bonus Questions

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?

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