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Bright Bright Great is Looking For A Designer

Bright Bright Great is hiring a designer to join our team in Chicago. We love what we do, period. We’re looking for a designer with the same passion to join our team and make amazing things.

Posted July 6, 2017

We’re a small Chicago-based team of designers, developers, and strategists. We work with a wide range of clients from startups and longstanding businesses, to large tech companies across all industries. We also run Avondale Type Company, our type foundry, and Mlmtr, our photo and video house.

BBG is focused on brand strategy including user-experience, art direction, user interfaces, branding, and typography. Having digital work in your portfolio is important to us– our balance of digital to print is 70/30.

We’re interested in hiring well-rounded people who are curious about learning new things and contributing to our culture in unexpected ways. We are committed to diversity and especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to all parts of the design process, from ideation and art direction to production design and development hand-off
  • Develop branding and voice for existing and new entities
  • Design digital experiences while considering the technological and physical constraints of the user
  • Develop user experiences and interactions for digital product
  • Create and implement unique visual language systems for client projects
  • Create sitemaps, user flows, and wireframes
  • Communicate with clients and incorporate their perspective while educating them on the design process
  • Review data from digital products (websites, email, applications) and make suggestions on improving the user experience and conversion rates

About You:

  • You’re optimistic, friendly, and organized
  • You’re incredibly process-driven and detail-oriented
  • You understand the principles of good design, current trends and are aware of the best design and branding inspiration from around the world
  • You are passionate about designing stunning, usable experiences for screens, innovative layouts for print, and robust brand guidelines
  • You have illustration chops and are able to create illustrations, icons and convey information in a beautiful manner
  • You understand social media and can create engaging snippets for brand marketing
  • You feel comfortable communicating with clients
  • You find inspiration all around you– often from unexpected places
  • You are interested in pushing your skills forward and are open to exploring new techniques and mediums
  • You care about accessibility, responsive design, and best practices for web design
  • You are excited to work with a small team of designers, strategists, and developers
  • You have 1-3 years professional experience and formal training in design
  • You have experience with the Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, and prototyping tools like InVision or Marvel

Bonus:

  • You have photography chops for both studio and culture shoots.
  • You can make video vignette snippets
  • You have basic motion graphic skills for animations, gifs and vignettes.

To apply, email sayhello@brightbrightgreat.com with:

  • A brief introduction to yourself
  • Experience
  • A link to your resume and portfolio
  • A link to your Instagram, Twitter, Dribbble, and other social profiles
  • Approximate date you are available to start
  • Salary requirements
  • Why you want to work at Bright Bright Great

This position is contract to hire, with an initial contract of 6 months.

No recruiters.

Update 2017 8/1 This position has been filled.

Posted By
Jason Schwartz

Bright Bright Great Is Looking For A Front-End Development Apprentice (WordPress, Front-End Development & UX)

BBG Apprentice

Applications Due By: 5/15
Apprentice to Start: 6/1, or ASAP

(Update 6/1, this Apprenticeship has been filled.)

We’re looking to groom and educate a beginner Front-End Developer who’s passionate about interfaces, user-friendly interactions AND clean, bug free code. You’ll be working closely with our design team, development team, and clients to solve problems and create effective solutions to meet both user experience and business goals.

This is a 6 month paid Apprenticeship in our Chicago office with evaluation for hire/extension.

Things You Will Learn About:

  • WordPress
  • Proper HTML & CSS standards and tools
  • Javascript
  • Interaction Design
  • Responsive Email Development
  • Fixing Bugs
  • APIs and Integration
  • Working with designers and developers
  • Working with clients
  • UX Development
  • Working with a small team to grow your skills
  • Walking clients through identifying helpful debugging information
  • Working within existing codebase
  • Planning out a content management strategy for complex content-heavy sites
  • Using apps such as Slack, Trello, Basecamp, Google Apps, Hangouts, etc.
  • Collaboration
  • Organization and time management to hit deadlines
  • Git/GitHub
  • Discussion around process, strategy, and the story behind coding decisions

Additional Skills You Will Learn:

  • Salesforce
  • Pardot
  • Hubspot
  • Shopify

Personality Traits That Are Important To Us:

  • Clear Communicator
  • Detail Oriented
  • Thoughtful
  • Personable
  • Optimistic
  • Problem Solver

Wonder what it’s like to work at BBG?

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How To Apply:

To apply, please send a link to your online portfolio to sayhello@brightbrightgreat.com Attention Jason Schwartz. Please note in the subject line that you are applying to the BBG/Dev 2017 Apprenticeship.

We will only respond to those who we are interested in pursuing the conversation with.

 

* BBG is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace.

** NO RECRUITERS

 

(Update 6/1, this Apprenticeship has been filled.)

Posted By
Jason Schwartz

Bright Bright Great is Looking For A Front-End Developer in Chicago, IL

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

We’re looking for a Front-End Developer who’s passionate about interfaces, user-friendly interactions AND clean, bug free code. You’ll be working closely with our design team, development team, and clients to solve problems and create effective solutions to meet both user experience and business goals.

Responsibilities:

On a regular basis you’ll be responsible for:

  • HTML & CSS
  • Javascript
  • Developing and maintaining WordPress themes
  • Collaborating on Interaction Design (from a dev standpoint)
  • Salesforce/Pardot Integration
  • Responsive email templates (HTML & CSS)
  • Cleaning up bugs for existing clients as they arise
  • API integration

Requirements:

  • At least 3 years experience with WordPress
  • Experience working with designers and developers
  • Experience working with clients
  • Have worked in an agency before
  • Ability to walk clients through identifying helpful debugging information
  • Ability to work within existing codebase
  • Comfortable planning out a content management strategy for complex content-heavy sites
  • Excellent communication skills and fluent in English
  • Comfortable working remotely using apps such as Slack, Trello, Basecamp, Google Apps, Hangouts, etc.
  • Enjoy collaborating with others
  • Ability to organize and manage your own responsibilities and hit deadlines.
  • Comfortable with Git/GitHub
  • Enthusiastic and opinionated about what you do, but open to accepting feedback.
  • Enjoy having discussions around process, strategy, and the story behind coding decisions
  • Quick to learn

Bonus:

  • Salesforce/Pardot Integration

Personality Traits:

  • Thoughtful
  • Personable
  • Optimistic
  • Clear

Interested? Fill out an application:
https://goo.gl/forms/LjLYkWFQ8MaKlP7I2

 

* BBG is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace.

** No recruiters.

Posted By
Jason Schwartz

A Handy Guide To Working At Bright Bright Great

Deathly Hallows

Bright Bright Great is an amazing place to work, period. We are always learning and pushing each other to grow personally and as a collective team.

Think you’d make a good addition? Use this post as a guide to help you understand what it takes to be a part and if you are a fit.

We are damn good at what we do.

You can tell by our work that we “get it.” We are a digitally and UX-driven brand development company helping clients create stunning experiences that solve goals.

We build from the ground up and see projects through from start through finish. We continue on helping our clients after a launch with technology, content creation, strategy & social media marketing.

You can learn about the services we offer clients on our Studio page. There’s quite a few.

We are always curious.

This is our entire team’s passion and lifestyle. We look for people to join our team who can inspire us and our community.

We look for people who are naturally curious. You should be active on social media and up on the newest technology and trends. Your personal brand is confident, creative and has some grit. People believe in you.

Our skills are undeniable. Yours should be as well.

Bright Bright Great is a small team with no weak links. Every single day, we rely on each other to stay focused. During a normal day, we design, develop, shoot photography, create presentations, write strategy, post social media and a million other things. We run smoothly by each of us being able to adapt quickly and through intelligent processes.

We look for the best designers/photographers/strategists out there. We call those who fit best with BBG a “1+1.” You happen to be incredibly gifted in the role you are applying for as well as one additional creative skill IE photography, illustration, copywriting, social media, etc.

We’re small. We win and lose as a team.

You’d join us to help build something bigger. We win as a team. We also lose as a team. You’ll feel both.

We believe that performance-based incentives, like bonuses and extra time off, help to foster a feeling of community and ownership. We set annual goals and we fuel each other to achieve them.

How do I engage with you? BBG Apprenticeship & Full-Time positions

Most everyone who works at BBG engages with us through a 6-month apprenticeship position. That gives us the opportunity to fully vet your skills and for you to prove to us that you should be a part of our team.

Updates on open opportunities will also be posted on BBG’s Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn.

BBG is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace.

Posted By
Jason Schwartz