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Bright Bright Great Named Best Web Design Company of 2020 by Digital.com

“It’s nice to receive recognition for all of the hard work the team puts in. We appreciate the nod from Digital.”

Jason Schwartz, Creative Director, Owner

Best Web Design Company 2020

Bright Bright Great is excited to announce our addition to the Best Web Design Companies of 2020 by Digital.com.

Digital.com, a leading independent review website for small business online tools, products, and services, has named Bright Bright Great to its list of best web design companies of 2020. Service providers were selected based on multiple service lines, size of the firm, and industry focus. The guide identifies the top 19 companies from across the web with detailed reviews.

Bright Bright Great and other companies offering a broad range of services to clients across various industries, such as manufacturing, real estate, and information technology, were considered for the final list. Design companies were also rated based on size and the ability to provide personalized attention or manage large complex projects. In addition to key features, the guide highlights customer feedback and pros and cons.

View the Press Release here: Digital.com Highlights Top 20 Web Design Services of 2020

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About Digital.com

Digital.com is an online publication that helps small business owners find the right tools to take their business to the next level. We review and compare the best products, services, and software for running or optimizing a small business website or online marketplace. Using our proprietary sentiment analysis algorithm across social media platforms, we are able to gather and analyze data at scale.

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Apprenticeship Recap – Victoria Escobar

Victoria Escobar

BBG was thrilled to have Design and Branding Apprentice Vicky Escobar join us for our 1st ever Virtual (Covid-Safe) Apprenticeship working from Florida, with our team in Chicago.

Vicky went above and beyond each and every task set before her. Not only would she tackle the task, she would tackle far beyond the task. We love working with you Vicky, and you are always welcome to design and brand with our team!

Jason Schwartz, Creative Director, Partner

This summer was one that no one will ever forget, and although a lot of things didn’t go as planned for the world, I was lucky enough to have been able to work as BBG’s first fully remote apprentice. Starting an apprenticeship at a new place can be hard, but on top of that, having it be 100% remote presents a whole new set of challenges.

I was lucky enough to be in a place that welcomed that challenge, and believed in me to take it on. One would think that being a remote intern would affect your learning, but that wasn’t the case with BBG. I was able to learn many things on the job, and some things that I learned were because we are remote, such as video conferencing with clients, and learning how to manage projects on my own time.

What is the most important thing you learned during your apprenticeship?

Working in an educational environment, such as school, is very different from being in the workforce. In school the only “client” you really have is yourself. Developing work for someone else can be intimidating, but it’s a skill all designers must have. This skill is probably the most important thing I learned and gained. I had to stand by my design decisions presented to clients, and be confident in my own work.

What is the best part of working at BBG?

Working at BBG really gave me the experience and opportunity to explore projects on my own. I was allowed to develop my own design directions as well as pitch to clients. This really has been different from other internships/apprenticeships that I’ve had. I felt more like part of a team, rather than “the intern.”

Besides the opportunities that I was given, I also was able to work alongside amazing designers that really pushed me to challenge my own creative thinking, and teach me valuable skills. You will be surrounded by people that want you to get the most out of this apprenticeship and look out for you, which is not something you can say happens at every apprenticeship.

What should someone know before applying for a BBG apprenticeship?

Anyone applying to an apprenticeship at BBG should know that this is a very hands on opportunity. Don’t expect to be making copies or prepping export files. You will be doing actual design work for real clients.

At times it can be stressful and tough, but having a supportive team behind you and seeing your work appreciated by the client makes the stress of being thrown into it exciting.

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BBG Recognized Among Top WordPress Developers of 2020 according to DesignRush

Bright Bright Great is excited to be recognized by DesignRush among the top WordPress Developers of 2020. We continue focusing on pushing boundaries, focusing on accessibility and usability and creating experiences (UX) that users will enjoy.

Jason Schwartz, Creative Director, Partner

WordPress web design companies build custom websites with strong SEO optimization, a versatile blogging platform and safe cybersecurity. Explore the best companies below and select a partner based on their location, pricing, team size and reviews.

About DesignRush:

DesignRush is your guide to finding the best professional agencies, categorized by their areas of expertise.

We analyzed and ranked hundreds of agencies to help brands find top full-service agencies, web design companies, digital marketing firms & top technology companies.

Finding The Right Agency For Your Brand Can Be Difficult and Time-Consuming
Businesses need to find professional partners who have the necessary knowledge, trustworthy team members and proven track record of success. But this arduous task is time-consuming and unrefined.

We noticed this frustration and created a platform that ranks the best agencies around the world.

In DesignRush’s Agency Listing section, users can further search for a top partner firm by area of expertise, team members, leadership, clients, reviews, testimonials, portfolios, prior work, pricing structure, cost and more. They can quickly and easily compare the most valuable qualities of the best agencies, discovering and selecting the best agency for their business more efficiently.

 

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Bright Bright Great Named to Clutch 1000 2019

Clutch Top 1000 Companies GLobal 2019

Here at Bright Bright Great, we know it can be difficult to foster success, while also providing effective marketing collateral for your company. That’s why we’re dedicated to creating engaging interactive experiences so you can focus on managing the other critical parts of your business. We handle the process from research and analysis, all the way down to promotion and social media marketing.

In light of our success, we’ve been named a top web design agency and earned ourselves a spot on the Clutch 1000! This is a comprehensive list of the top 1000 names in B2B service, vetted and ranked by Clutch’s verified research. We’re number 181 on the list, one out of over 100 web development agencies featured, and one out of 51 vendors in Chicago alone!

We’d like to take this time to thank our excellent customers. They participated in one on one client interviews to assess our impact on their day to day businesses. They ranked our service on the basis of quality of service, attention to project timelines, and overall value for their monetary investment. In reflection of those scores, we’ve been given an outstanding five out of five stars! Please take a look at a recent review to see what our customers have been saying:

Clutch Review

About Clutch:

For those who might not know, Clutch is a B2B market research firm that employs a unique ratings methodology to compare companies across sectors. We’ve also received high acclaim from Clutch’s two sister sites, Visual Objects and The Manifest. The Manifest, a business data platform that draws metrics based on reviews and evaluations, lists us among their top web designers. Visual Objects, a site that features companies and their business portfolio items, lists us as a top web designer as well!

Thank you one and all for making this award possible! Please drop us a line if you’d like to learn more about our services.

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Equilibria Wins First ELLE 2019 Future of Beauty Award

We’re thrilled to announce that Equilibria has been awarded the first ever ELLE 2019 Future of Beauty Award. Congratulations to the amazing Equilibria team for this accolade.

Bright Bright Great has worked closely with Equilibria to create their brand strategy, visual identity, product and packaging design, marketing campaigns, e-commerce experience, and print collateral.

Equilibria CBD products

A Statement About The Work from BBG’s Creative Director:

“It’s been a pleasure to partner with the Equilibria team to create a world-class brand experience. We’re thrilled to help contribute to their success and to help women obtain such a premium product. Being awarded the ELLE 2019 Future of Beauty Award is the result of collaboration, trust, and hard work.”

Amy Schwartz

Equilibria Daily Drops

From Elle:

“Introducing our first ever awards dedicated to the most exciting innovations in skin, hair, makeup products, and body treatments—plus the game changing beauty founders and experts to know now.”

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANAIRAM, STYLED BY SCHANEL BAKKOUCHE

Image Elle: PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANAIRAM, STYLED BY SCHANEL BAKKOUCHE

BBG is lucky enough to have our work side by side with companies like L’Oreal Paris, Glossier, Neutragena, La Mer, Estee Lauder and more.

About Elle:

Elle was founded in Paris the immediate aftermath of World War II and first sold as a supplement to France-Soir, edited at the time by Pierre Lazareff. Hélène Gordon-Lazareff, Elle’s pioneering founder, returned to Paris from New York City to create a unique publication that grappled with the many forces shaping the lives of women in France in 1945.

Its 100th issue, published on 14 October 1947, featured the work of Christian Dior just eight months after his debut show. Likewise, Brigitte Bardot graced her first Elle cover at age 17, on 7 January 1952, months before her screen debut in Manina, the Girl in the Bikini. By the 1960s, Elle had a readership of 800,000 across France and was said to “not so much reflect fashion as decree it.” This dominance was reflected in the famous slogan: “Si elle lit, elle lit Elle (If she reads, she reads Elle)”.

In 1985, Elle launched in Britain and the United States. Elle.com was launched in 2007.

About Equilibria:

Co-Founder Marcy Capron Vermillion’s life forever changed after receiving some CBD as a gift for her 30th birthday. An incredible success story, she was able to drastically reduce her reliance on pharmaceutical drugs, and tackle her mental health and spinal nerve pain issues. So naturally, as an engineer and perpetual innovator, she chose to learn everything possible about this powerful health agent, eventually leading workshops and gatherings on the medicinal and regulatory power of cannabis for women. (Northwestern, Co-Founder Polymathic, acquired by DevMynd)

Co-Founder Coco Meers is a busy tech operator, investor, advisor, and – most importantly – mom of 2. CBD gives her peace of mind to be even more present with her family and relieves pain from her autoimmune spine condition.  (Princeton, Booth MBA, L’Oreal, Founder PrettyQuick acquired by GRPN)

For women, by women. That’s Equilibria. We understand that female bodies are different, from cyclical changes to the very real challenges of menopause and childbirth and everything in-between. So at EQ, we believe quality matters. We believe service matters. And women deserve a CBD brand that can deliver all of the above!

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Equilibria Featured in Crain’s Chicago Business

Equilibria Crains Chicago Business

The BBG team would like to extend a major shout-out to the Equilibria team on their 2019 progress as they mature from concept to major contender.

Equilibria is now poised to take a sizable chunk of the CBD tech space as they tighten focus, introduce new strategy and expand their line-up of product.

Read the full article at Crain’s Chicago Business.

CBD is No Joke

As the CBD space explodes at a rate of 7x in 2019 commercial attention has been focused on marijuana, as states such as Illinois and Michigan have legalized recreational use. But hemp is a bigger market with fewer barriers to entry, making it attractive to startups and established companies alike.

BBG has had an ongoing relationship with both Marcy Capron Vermillion and Coco Meers from previous business offerings and have been working with Equilibria since 2018.

Learn more about Equilibria’s offering on their website.

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Clutch Names Bright Bright Great to Global 2018 Clutch 1000 List

The Clutch 1000 features the top 1000 B2B companies around the world, ranked by reviews, clients, work portfolio, and brand reputation.

B2B research, ratings, and reviews company Clutch announced the top 1000 B2B companies around the world based on their ability to deliver: number, recency, and quality of client reviews; clients served, work portfolio, and brand reputation and visibility in their target market. This is a new and exclusive honor for B2B services firms in 2018. It recognizes the companies that have gone above and beyond for their clients.

“These 1000 firms demonstrated an exceptional ability to deliver quality products and services for their clients,” Clutch Senior Business Analyst DJ Fajana said. “It’s our honor to welcome them into The Clutch 1000 and highlight their superior commitment to their clients.”

Bright Bright Great came in at a very respectable #86 and we could not be more excited!

This is a testament to both our amazing team and clients. We love what we do and working with amazing teams across the globe to launch successful campaigns. I would personally like to thank our staff and clients for making this happen.

Jason Schwartz, Managing Director

View Bright Bright Great’s profile on Clutch to learn more about our services and our ranking.

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Print Magazine New Visual Artist 15 Under 30 Amy Schwartz

Bright Bright Great is excited to announce that our Creative Director Amy Schwartz has been named one of Print Magazine’s 15 Visual Artists Under 30. To commemorate the accolade, all artists were asked to produce a cover for the monthly print issue.

Amy Schwartz Print Magazine 15 Under 30

 

More About Amy Schwartz:
https://brightbrightgreat.com/tag/amy-nicole-schwartz/

More About Print Magazine:
http://www.printmag.com/

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Cabin Fever – BBG Retreat 2017

The BBG team headed to Saugatauk, in Eastern MI for a lock-in to explore where BBG is headed in 2018 and beyond as well as prepare for our BBG X website launching early next year.

Notes:

  1. This was a cabin in the middle of nowhere.
  2. Every restaurant in Saugatauk advised us “not to get the special”
  3. We spent many hours by a fireplace.
  4. The back of our cabin lead to a trail bringing up thoughts from Creepshow 2’s “The Raft.”
  5. We watched Riverdale and drank wine.
  6. Less vomit than our retreat to Cedar Point.
  7. Avondale Shrimp Co. was born.

Some of our favorites from our cabin adventure.

Amy Schwartz Creative Director Ken Barrios Developer Amy Schwartz Bright Bright Great Kara ShimMack Freemire and Kara Shim Designer Tiffany Stoik and Kara Shim Mackenzie Freemire Amy Schwartz Jeanne Henry Jason Schwartz Ken Barrios Jason SchwartzFireside with Jason Schwartz Jeanne Henry Project Manager

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Fast Co. Innovation By Design Awards 2017 Winners Announced

Fast Company’s sixth annual Innovation By Design Awards drew more than 2,500 submissions. The 299 honorees, chosen by expert judges in 13 categories, represent the best products, services, interfaces, and ideas of 2017.

Dotdot for the Internet of Things, Wolff Olins

This is notable because Amy Schwartz, Creative Director at Bright Bright Great was a 2017 judge alongside creative leads from Google, Amazon, IKEA, Airbnb, Adidas, Slack & MoMA.

The winner for Graphic Design and Data Visualization for 2017 was Wolff Olins work for Dotdot, functional branding for the Internet of Things.

Creators: Wolff Olins Forest Young, Head of Design Lauren Liao, Head of Strategy Andy Dobson, Director of Technology Ada Mayer, Senior Designer Ben Gibbs, Senior Designer Elaine Lin, Designer External Partners Natalie Linden, Copywriter Ilan Beesen, Naming Frederico Phillips, 3D Designer Wilm Thoben, Coding Hunter Gatherer, Video

Agency: Wolff Olins

Link to Article: https://www.fastcodesign.com/innovation-by-design/2017/category/graphic-design-and-data-visualization

Congrats to Wolff Olins from the BBG crew!

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