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Firebelly is the real deal. We push ourselves to excel at our craft and work together to make each other better.

Every day is an adventure.

Careers

We’re smaller than some, but bigger than others. With our hybrid remote working model, communication — and lots of it — is key. We care about how our files are set up and how we manage our time. It’s the little things. 

We show up for each other and our communities. Many of us teach, speak, mentor and volunteer.

We’re dog-friendly do-gooders who believe in honesty, equity and collaboration. No egos allowed. We step up for each other and take care of ourselves the best we can. 

Open Positions

Senior Digital Project Manager

Firebelly is looking for a full-time Senior Digital Project Manager to join our Accounts team. In this role, you will be responsible for the greater project management functions of our team, including managing workloads and utilization for a multidisciplinary creative team, as well as facilitating collaboration between teams across the organization and with our socially-conscious clients. Working alongside our Co-Managing Directors, the Senior Digital Project Manager will be process-minded, ensuring projects are kept on time, on track and on budget.

Salary Range: $75-85K

Ideally, you are:

  • A fearless, proactive communicator who values transparency, curiosity and honesty.

  • High-energy, ready to get your hands dirty, able to be flexible and know how to adapt to change without risking timelines and quality of work.

  • A thoughtful problem solver with stellar organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail.

  • Adaptable to change, comfortable with ambiguity and eager to chart the course ahead.

  • Familiar with the project lifecycle and technologies specific to design work and website development.

  • Experienced and comfortable with digital project management tools like Paymo, Dropbox, Google Suite, + Slack.

While every week is different, you can expect to:

  • Take ownership of and accountability for the health of your projects from start to finish.

  • Oversee project management best practices and maintain up-to-date process documents.

  • Drive multiple complex strategy, branding, design, and website development projects forward simultaneously.

  • Create and maintain project timelines, identifying key milestones, delegating tasks to team members and keeping clients up-to-date on progress.

  • Manage budgets, tracking hours spent in each project phase and sharing regular updates with clients.

  • Collaborate with strategy, design and development teams to create holistic project plans, anticipate challenges, coordinate solutions and keep us moving forward.

  • Facilitate productive, positive conversations with studio team as well as clients, ensuring all are on the same page and understand next steps.

  • Drive conversations and documentation on website projects, so that functionality is designed within scope, communicated to clients, and handed off to development responsibly.

  • Coordinate efficient, effective meetings and workshops, which includes scheduling, A/V set-up (in both the physical and virtual worlds), team prep, time management, note taking and sharing summary reports as appropriate.

  • Develop and nurture client relationships, ensuring our clients understand and engage in our creative process, hold up their end of the bargain and come to you with their questions and concerns.

  • Lead project close sessions, creating honest space for team members (and the occasional client!) to reflect on process triumphs, challenges and opportunities for improvement.

  • Share weekly reports with leadership around project updates, forecasting, billable utilization and profitability.

  • Balance our pragmatic need for efficiency with our spiritual desire for creative play, intense collaboration and extraordinary work.

What helps you thrive here:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years project management, design agency/studio work experience

  • Experience leading small or medium-sized website projects required

  • Proficiency in Google Suite

  • Knowledge of Miro and Notion a plus

  • Strong facilitation and collaboration skills

  • Open, honest and transparent communication with our strategy, design and development teams, as well as our clients

Additionally, this role:

  • Reports to Firebelly’s Co-Managing Directors.

  • Works closely with the Account team to evaluate net new opportunities.

  • Collaborates with Project Management and Design departments to define overall project practices and processes.

  • Collaborates with Project Management to define processes and standards for project estimation and team resource allocation for new engagements.

  • Serves as the senior-most position on the project management team and offers leadership development and mentorship opportunities.

THIS IS A FULL-TIME POSITION

This position is full-time and fully remote, with occasional travel to our offices in Chicago. We ask that only applicants located in and legally able to work in the United States apply.

OUR BENEFITS PACKAGE IS UNMATCHED, ESPECIALLY AMONG COMPANIES OUR SIZE

While we maintain high standards of excellence for the creativity and integrity of our work, we also provide uncommon benefits for small studios, like mental health and professional development stipends. We offer a competitive salary with fully paid health insurance, unlimited paid time off, flexibility in work location, and an inspiring workplace.

OUR CULTURE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE

We’ve created a special environment where folks can bring their full selves to work every day. A space where differences are celebrated, questions are encouraged, and radical honesty is strived for.

To apply for this position, email us your resume, a note on why you'd like to join our team + any relevant work experience.

Firebelly is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or any other basis protected by law. Employment at Firebelly is based solely on a person's merit and qualifications.

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities. This includes providing reasonable accommodation where appropriate. Should you require a reasonable accommodation to apply or participate in the job application or interview process, please contact work@firebellydesign.com.

Creative Project Manager

Firebelly Design is seeking a full-time Creative Project Manager to join our Accounts team. In this role, you will be responsible for the day-to-day project management functions of our creative team and liaising with our socially-conscious clients, ensuring the projects you’re overseeing are kept on time, on track and on budget.

Salary Range: $65-75K

Ideally, you are:

  • A fearless, proactive communicator who values transparency, curiosity and honesty.

  • A thoughtful problem solver with stellar organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail.

  • Adaptable to change, comfortable with ambiguity and eager to chart the course ahead

  • Experienced and comfortable with digital project management tools like Paymo, Dropbox, Google Suite, + Slack.

While every week is different, you can expect to:

  • Take ownership of and accountability for the health of your projects from start to finish.

  • Create and maintain project timelines, identify key milestones, delegate tasks to team members and keep clients up-to-date on progress.

  • Manage budgets and track hours spent in each project phase with regular updates to clients.

  • Collaborate with strategy, design and development teams to create holistic project plans, anticipate challenges, coordinate solutions and keep us moving forward.

  • Facilitate productive, positive conversations with studio team as well as clients, ensuring all are on the same page and understand next steps.

  • Coordinate efficient, effective meetings and workshops, which includes scheduling, A/V set-up (in both the physical and virtual worlds), team prep, time management, taking notes and sharing summary reports as appropriate.

  • Develop and nurture client relationships, ensuring our clients understand and engage in our creative process, hold up their end of the bargain and come to you with their questions and concerns.

  • Lead project close sessions, creating honest space for team members (and the occasional client!) to reflect on process triumphs, challenges and opportunities for improvement.

  • Balance our pragmatic need for efficiency with our spiritual desire for creative play, intense collaboration and extraordinary work.

What helps you thrive here:

  • Minimum of 2-4 years project management, agency/studio work experience

  • Proficiency in Google Suite

  • Knowledge of Miro, Notion, Paymo a plus

  • Strong facilitation and collaboration skills

  • Open, honest and transparent communication between the design teams and clients

Additionally, this role:

  • Reports to Firebelly’s Co-Managing Directors.

  • Works closely with the Account team to evaluate net new opportunities.

  • Collaborates with Project Management and Design departments to define overall project practices and processes.

  • Collaborates with Project Management to define processes and standards for project estimation and team resource allocation for new engagements.

THIS IS A FULL-TIME POSITION

This is a full-time, fully remote position with the opportunity to travel to our Chicago office only as needed. We also ask that only applicants located in and legally able to work in the United States apply.

OUR BENEFITS PACKAGE IS UNMATCHED, ESPECIALLY AMONG COMPANIES OUR SIZE

While we maintain high standards of excellence for the creativity and integrity of our work, we also provide uncommon benefits for small studios, like mental health and professional development stipends. We offer a competitive salary with fully paid health insurance, unlimited paid time off, flexibility in work location, and an inspiring workplace.

OUR CULTURE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE

We’ve created a special environment where folks can bring their full selves to work every day. A space where differences are celebrated, questions are encouraged, and radical honesty is strived for.

To apply for this position, email us your resume, a note on why you'd like to join our team + any relevant work experience. Please put Project Manager in the subject line.

Firebelly is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or any other basis protected by law. Employment at Firebelly is based solely on a person's merit and qualifications.

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities. This includes providing reasonable accommodation where appropriate. Should you require a reasonable accommodation to apply or participate in the job application or interview process, please contact work@firebellydesign.com.

Even if there isn’t currently a spot for you, we always like hearing from talented folks, especially those from underrepresented communities. You never know when the stars will align!

Say hello:
 work@firebellydesign.com

Apprenticeship Program

A rare, but rad opportunity. Every few years, we welcome one hungry protégé in the early stages of their career to join our team for a paid 6-month apprenticeship. While we're not currently hiring for this position, we'd love to get to know you if this could be you in the next 3-6 months.

This is an opportunity to do real, meaningful work, with potential to grow into a full-time position (while earning a monthly stipend). Whether you’re a budding designer, aspiring strategist or up-and-coming developer, we want to hear from you.

We love thoughtful listeners who enjoy a bit of chaos and a lot of collaboration. We look for raw talent, strong communication skills and a promising portfolio. Think you’re up for the gig? While success in this position doesn’t guarantee a full-time offer, it’ll put you on the right path.

Show us what you got: intern@firebellydesign.com