TopCon is is an annual, one-day conference celebrating all things creative. Every year hundreds of incredible minds come together to share stories and ideas, failures and successes, and a whole lotta love.
Hear and learn from some of today’s emerging, influential, and downright nicest people in the creative industry.
Bright Bright Great Creative Director Amy Schwartz and Managing Director, Founder Jason Schwartz (collective known as The Dracula Family) have been announced to speak at TopCon 2017 in Chatanooga, TN.
🔥 Take a peek at the first gallery show Street Dreams from BBG’s Photography House Mlmtr at Galerie F on Chicago on August 5, 2016.
The show has a very nice write-up on Threadless’ Blog “Street Views Offers A Clsoer Look Inside Chicago” by Elisha-Rio Apilado.
Join the Mlmtr community on Facebook and Instagram.
Bright Bright Great was thrilled to be invited to speak recently at the University of Chicago‘s Chicago Innovation Exchange at an open event centered on helping entrepreneurs build better brands.
Our Creative Director, Jason Schwartz, and Marketing Director, Nick Lush, were both on hand to give a short presentation on some of BBG’s past work in brand identity and strategy.
After the presentation, Jason and Nick stuck around to answer questions and talk one on one with some of the attendees, learning a little more about the ideas that are being developed at CIE, the issues they’re running into as entrepreneurs, and helping to provide answers where possible.
Both Jason and Nick look forward to continuing to help some of the attendees with their projects and getting better acquainted with more of the participants at CIE.
If you’d like to have BBG speak at an event you have coming up, say hello!
Focusing on some of Chicago’s most notable photographers, Street Views exposes Chicago through the eyes of these creators in their own unique ways.
Get tickets for opening night here.
Showcasing photography by:
Street Dreams Magazine
Half Acre Beer Company
Friday, August 5, 2016
6:00 PM to 11:00 PM (CST)
2381 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647
Come join the conversation between design professionals and students at our 32nd Annual Conference.
Students, bring your best work and show us what you can do! Network and grow through valuable advice and constructive feedback from industry professionals. Take part in breakout sessions designed to advance your knowledge as you launch into internships and careers. Students of all levels will find something valuable at this event. Register today to add your voice to the dialogue!
Who & What:
All professionals and students are welcome to join us for the Keynote address with Jason Schwartz of Bright Bright Great. Jason crafts engaging experiences intersecting human interaction with technology.
In 2007, Jason founded the Chicago-based brand and strategy agency Bright Bright Great, where he currently acts as Creative Director. Since, Jason has added Avondale Type Co. and Mlmtr to his roster of active brands, acting as Founder/CD.
For over 10 years, Jason has been speaking with young designers, educating to help bridge the gap from education to professional life. In 2014 & 2015 he threw 3 TSH conferences for young designers in San Francisco, Chicago and New York City.
Friday, April 22, 2016
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
Cleveland State University Wolstein Center
2000 Prospect Ave East,
Cleveland, OH 44115
Early-bird registration ends on April 4, 2016.
Additional information & Tickets
The BBG team recently went to New York City to help to run The Secret Handshake conference at the Art Directors Club in Manhattan.
It always recharges our batteries to help with these events and to get a little inspiration from the speakers, young professionals and students we meet.
We had a great time meeting the 200 different attendees, some of whom came from as far away as Pakistan, and hearing each of the speakers’ perspectives on their work and experience.
A special thanks to Sharlene King (Senior Designer, Morningstar) who MC’d the event and to each and every one of the speakers who contributed to an amazing experience:
The Secret Handshake conference makes its way to Art Directors Club in Manhattan, NY next week (Oct 2 & 3) and the team here at BBG is anxiously awaiting our trip out to the East Coast to once again meet with talented industry professionals and aspiring designers from all over the country.
Tickets are still available for professionals and students and includes a free three month premium membership on Skillshare among a ton of other perks.
The Secret Handshake has previously put on hugely successful conferences in San Francisco at Adobe and in Chicago at Morningstar and we know this year’s event in New York will be no different. The stellar line up of speakers includes designers, illustrators, animators, entrepreneurs, and HR professionals:
BBG is incredibly proud to be involved with such a valuable event for young and aspiring professionals across the creative community. We can’t wait to see those of you who are attending in New York and share insight, inspiration, and ideas.