New Work: Black Spectacles 2.0

Bright Bright Great is excited to announce the launch of Black Spectacles revamped art direction and website, blackspectacles.com.

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Bright Bright Great has been lucky enough to work with the Black Spectacles team over almost 10 years, assisting with brand, design, strategy and more. We have also worked with Black Spectacles’ community products such as Super Simple, ARE Prep and ARE Live.

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Jen Hansen

Bright Bright Great is Looking For A Project & Account Manager in Chicago

Posted: 2016 11/07
We’re Bright Bright Great, a Chicago-based small team of designers, and developers & strategists. We work with a wide range of clients from funded startups, small businesses, to large tech companies across all industries.

We’re looking for a Project & Accounts Manager on-site in Chicago, IL who’s passionate about project organization, processes, design & technology. You’ll be working closely with our design team, development team, and clients to keep things organized and flowing on a daily basis.

Bright Bright Great is hiring!

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating with designers, developers and clients to gather information
  • Check in with clients daily. Report progress on both ends (internal/external)
  • Adding and Assigning To-Dos in Basecamp, Asana & Trello
  • Improving on processes
  • Help and educate clients regarding processes and needs and deliverables throughout project
  • Coordinate presentations with clients and team members
  • Field all incoming communications from clients and act on them

Requirements:

  • Job is on-site in Chicago
  • Experience working with designers and developers
  • Experience working with clients
  • Have worked in an agency before
  • At least 2 years experience in content strategy
  • Ability to sell solutions (and possibilities) to clients
  • Abundant familiarity with UX principles, IA diagrams/lists, copy, and other content strategy collateral
  • Excellent communication skills and fluent in English
  • Comfortable working remotely using apps such as Slack, Trello, Gmail, Hangouts, etc.
  • Ability to organize and manage your own responsibilities and deadlines.
  • Enthusiastic and opinionated about what you do, but open to accepting feedback.
  • Enjoy having discussions around process, strategy, and the story behind content strategy decisions
  • Fast to learn

Personality Traits:

  • Organized (almost to a fault)
  • Thoughtful
  • Process driven
  • Personable
  • Optimistic
  • Intelligent

To apply for this position please send your resume, salary requirements and a quick note as to why you are interested to sayhello@brightbrightgreat.com.

No recruiters please.

Posted: 2016 11/07

Posted By
Jason Schwartz

Bright Bright Great is Looking for a Digital Strategist To Join Our Team in Chicago

Posted: 2016 11/07
We’re Bright Bright Great, a Chicago-based small team of designers, and developers & strategists. We work with a wide range of clients from funded startups, small businesses, to large tech companies across all industries.

We’re looking for a Project & Accounts Manager on-site in Chicago, IL who’s passionate about project organization, processes, design & technology. You’ll be working closely with our design team, development team, and clients to keep things organized and flowing on a daily basis.

Bright Bright Great is hiring!

 

Responsibilities:

  • Creating information architecture lists and diagrams
  • Writing copy and other website content
  • Brand profiles, personas, user interviews
  • Including clients as an integral part of the content strategy process.

Requirements:

  • Job is on-site in Chicago
  • Experience working with designers and developers
  • Experience working with clients
  • Have worked in an agency before
  • At least 2 years experience in content strategy
  • Ability to sell solutions (and possibilities) to clients
  • Ability to audit existing client snapshot, note issues and propose plans for future
  • Portfolio with IA diagrams/lists, copy, and other content strategy collateral
  • Abundant familiarity with UX principles
  • Excellent communication skills and fluent in English
  • Comfortable working remotely using apps such as Slack, Trello, Gmail, Hangouts, etc.
  • Ability to organize and manage your own responsibilities and deadlines.
  • Enthusiastic and opinionated about what you do, but open to accepting feedback.
  • Enjoy having discussions around process, strategy, and the story behind content strategy decisions
  • Experience with SEM/paid campaigns as well as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest & AdWords
  • Fast to learn

Bonus:

Creation of and ability to think through Marketing Campaigns

Personality Traits:

  • Thoughtful
  • Personable
  • Optimistic
  • Clear

To apply for this position please send your resume, salary requirements and a quick note as to why you are interested to sayhello@brightbrightgreat.com.

No recruiters please.

Posted: 2016 11/07

Posted By
Jason Schwartz

Bright Bright Great & Polymathic Announce Design & Development Partnership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

October 27th, 2016

Press and Sales Contact: Jason Schwartz, Creative Director, Bright Bright Great 773-647-1034 or sayhello@brightbrightgreat.com.

Bright Bright Great (BBG) and Polymathic Announce Design and Development Partnership

The two firms will work in concert to offer clients a complete suite of problem-solving services.

October 26th, 2016 – Chicago, IL — Polymathic LLC, a leading software development consultancy, and Bright Bright Great (BBG), a nationally-renowned design and media studio, have formed a professional partnership. Both firms specialize in solving unique and complex industry problems, and the partnership assures that joint clients will benefit from a much larger menu of integrated services.

“In order to be truly impactful, an application must be well-strategized, expertly-engineered, and impeccably designed,” said Polymathic CEO Marcy Capron Vermillion, “We are proud to partner with the incomparable BBG to create some truly remarkable solutions for our clients. “Design-thinking is just as valuable for solving problems as engineering and business practices,” said Jason Schwartz, BBG’s Creative Director.

BBG and Polymathic will guide clients through the complete process of building technical products as one seamless entity. Services include, but are not limited to, ideation, prototyping, user interviews and testing, user interface and user experience design, brand identity and logo illustration, web and mobile software engineering, and marketing and social media strategy.

About BBG:

Founded in 2007, Bright Bright Great is a design and strategy agency located in Chicago, IL. They work with companies small and large to create world class products and experiences that delight and engage users. Their client portfolio includes work for industry giants such as Strata, American Needle, Yum! Brands, Rush Street Gaming, and Cards Against Humanity.

BBG is also the team behind the “Avondale Type Co.” type foundry, the photography house “MLMTR,” the design advice series “TSH,” and “2 Night Stand,” a clientless design hackathon.

For more information please visit http://www.brightbrightgreat.com.

About Polymathic:

Polymathic champions technology and innovation for every industry. Founded in 2010, Polymathic partners with entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and executives to modernize, optimize, and redefine their industries. Partners and projects include The Will Group, MobCraft, CrazyEgg’s Hello Bar, WatchTower Benefits, Digital H2O, and PrettyQuick. Polymathic is proudly woman-owned, and women-led.

Polymathic hosts several monthly roundtables for entrepreneurs and technologists.

For more information please visit http://www.teampolymathic.com.

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Posted By
Jason Schwartz

BBG Creative Director Jason Schwartz and Cards Against Humanity Design Lead Amy Nicole Schwartz to Lecture at Cranbrook Academy of Art in November

BBG Creative Director Jason Schwartz and Cards Against Humanity Design Director Amy Nicole Schwartz (Collectively The Dracula Family) Part of 2016 Lecture Series at Cranbrook Academy of Art in November.

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The Dracula Family will be presenting at request of Cranbrook 2-D Designer in Residence, Elliott Earls.

Thursday 11/10
Meet with 2D, talk about professional practices 10 am – 12 pm
Studio Visits 1 pm – 5 pm
Group Dinner

Friday 11/11

Studio Visits 10:30 am – 12 pm
Lecture 2-3:30

Full Lecture – 2-D, 3-D, Architecture, Painting, Metals, Ceramics, Fibers, Sculpture, Photography & Print Media (deSalle Auditorium)

Unstructured 2D Studio Review – 3:30- end of day

http://cranbrookart.edu/lecture-series/

 

About The Dracula Family

Jason Schwartz

Jason Schwartz is an enabler with a passion for crafting engaging experiences that intersect human interaction with technology. Over the past 15 years, Jason has worked for start-ups agencies & INC500s as Interactive Designer, Strategist, Advisor, Director of Marketing, Investor and Creative Director.
In 2007, Jason founded the Chicago-based design, strategy and technology house Bright Bright Great where he currently acts as Creative Director. Jason is also the acting Creative Director at Avondale Type Co. , TSH & Mlmtr, all of which he founded.
Amy Nicole Schwartz
Amy Schwartz is a designer specializing in branding, digital experiences, and games. She is currently the Design Director at Cards Against Humanity and Blackbox.
Amy was the winner of Command X at the 2015 AIGA National Design Conference; other recognition includes the 2016 Emerging Designer Award by AIGA Chicago, 2016 Finalist for Young Designer of the Year by the Net Awards, and the recipient of the AIGA What’s Next Grant in 2014.
Amy founded Liminal Space in 2015, a design initiative that promotes experimentation, community, and dialogue within Chicago’s thriving design, art, and technology scenes. Amy holds an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BA from DePaul University.
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Jason Schwartz