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Firebelly is the real deal. We push each other to be better at our craft, whether that's designing, coding, researching or communicating. We work together to make each other better. We share our ideas and want to hear yours. This is true collaboration, not just handing a project from one part of the team to the next.

We care about how our files are set up, organized, how our time is managed and that we get to leave on-time every day. We genuinely enjoy each other's company and spend time together outside the studio, sometimes on trips to beautiful places as a group. We play "sports" against other design agencies in town for a really important trophy. We make sure we have a healthy lunch every day and offer options for fitness class before work in the studio. Don't worry, we have plenty of showers so none of us stink after sweating it out together. We're smaller than some but bigger than others. Just the right size to keep the family feeling. We love our personal lives too. And helping teach and mentor each other and the greater community. We invest in education and find ways to help you pursue your personal passions. Firebelly is unlike just about any place we've ever worked. Some call it a dream job. Others are still surprised that it feels fresh and exciting almost 20 years in. Everyday is an adventure.

We hope you have the experience, hard skills and kickass work on top of an honest, thoughtful and egoless approach. We hope you love communication, with the team, the clients and the folks who deliver our packages. We hope you love the process as much as the outcome, even when the outcome is nowhere in sight. 

Is today the day for something new? We hope so because we are looking to add someone to the team, however we always want to hear from amazing and talented folks who feel like a match or might be able to contribute in other ways.

Even if there isn't an opening that fits your skills, we are always interested in hearing from talented folks. You never know when the right opportunity will open up!

Full-time Senior Designer

We're starting the new year by adding to our design team. We have a lot of exciting things in the hopper and would love to add another beautiful human to the growing team. A few important qualities we hope you have are:

  • strong communicator and confident presenter
  • thoughtful listener and appreciative of feedback
  • unafraid of asking questions and admitting you don't know something
  • enjoy helping others share their ideas and hone their craft
  • you're comfortable designing across all touchpoints and can't wait to design a brand system that works for the client team
  • you thrive in a fast-paced, multi-project environment where learning is at the core
  • 3 month contract to start
  • Minimum 5 years agency/studio work experience, but more is even better
  • Must be able to work in our office (no remote)
  • Exceptional skills across all Adobe tools
  • Solid print + digital skills, as well as experiential space design

–> Email us a link to your work, your resume + a note on why you'd like to join us.


Previous Openings

Full-time Strategist

We're adding another strategist to our growing team of human-centered, design-thinkers. A few important qualities we hope you have are:

  • strong writer and confident presenter
  • thoughtful listener and empathetic communicator
  • unafraid of asking questions and admitting you don't know something
  • enjoy helping others share their ideas and craft their voice
  • you agree less is more, and you're attentive to concise word counts
  • you're comfortable writing in multiple venues, from client emails and presentation decks, to web copy and ad campaigns
  • you thrive in a fast-paced, multi-project environment where learning is at the core
  • 3 month contract to start
  • must be able to work in our Chicago office
  • minimum 3 years agency/studio work experience ideally in brand strategy
Full-time Contract Research Assistant

3 month contract to start with option for renewal or possible hire

  • understanding of research methods such as ethnography, audits, interviews, surveys, journey mapping, usability testing
  • ability to take direction and work independently, but also provide insights and collaborate on analysis
  • 2 years experience ideal for our immediate needs, but we can teach the right person
Full-time Project Manager

We are seeking a Project Manager to join our growing team. Duties + requirements include, but are certainly not limited to:  

  • excellent communicator with a confident and friendly tone
  • rock solid organizational skills, incredible attention to detail and thoughtful problem solver
  • preparing the team for meetings, taking notes during and writing summary reports after
  • creating and maintaining project schedules
  • keeping track of budgets (and alerting clients before we have issues)
  • planning 2-3 months ahead to prepare for incoming work