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Careers at BigWheel

Careers

We’re tight-knit, tireless, and don’t take ourselves too seriously. Our experience allows us to take chances and push boundaries—and have fun while doing it. Want to join the awesomeness? 

Available Positions

Design Internship
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Design Internship

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BigWheel, a creative agency based in Knoxville, is looking for a web design intern.

As a design intern at BigWheel, you will have the opportunity to work with our team on creative projects for clients from around the country. You’ll get valuable experience in creating website designs and social media content, and there may be opportunities for you to refresh client logos and other branding.

You’ll also get real-world experience interacting with clients, planning projects, working with other members of our team, and experiencing the day-to-day life of a designer at a fun, fast-paced agency.

Intern applicants should be a creative team player who is motivated, organized, and detail oriented.

 

Mid-Senior Digital Designer
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Mid-Senior Digital Designer

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As a mid to senior-level designer, you will work collaboratively and independently to translate business, brand, marketing, user experience, and content strategies into a conceptual and visual framework. You will work with fellow designers, developers, project managers, and various marketing support professionals to deliver the highest quality solutions for local and national brands. 

Reporting to the Project Managers, you will be a primary customer advocate responsible for bringing together user-centered digital architecture and design. More specifically, you will:

  • Design market-leading user experience, including site maps and wireframes
  • Analyze partner needs and translate into detailed and organized comps
  • Partner with the project team and/or key stakeholders to establish design direction for all assigned projects
  • Develop design elements including site layout, navigation, images, icons, and other multimedia assets to support online strategies and provide a usable and compelling digital experience
  • Manage user research, if applicable, for the business model or brand to cater to user experience
  • Produce working prototypes of intended interactive design 
  • Produce required specs and assets for development 
  • Ability to translate partner needs into cohesive and brand-specific print pieces, including knowledge of the production process
  • Participate in design reviews with partners to ensure that design meets both business objectives and user needs
  • Archive files and document patterns that may have emerged from project work

Qualifications/Desired Skills and Experience: 

We believe success in this role will demonstrate itself through the following attributes and skills:

  • Recognized track record in designing UI/UX for B2C and B2B companies
  • Skills to convert abstract concepts into innovative designs
  • Expert knowledge of development concepts and creative development process
  • Outstanding design skills, including color theory, layout, typography, corporate identity, and branding 
  • A robust portfolio demonstrating a broad range of experience, concepts, and visual styles
  • Experience with user interface design, industry standards and trends, usability best practices, platform and browser capabilities, and digital design constraints 
  • Experience working in an agile process environment
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously under the pressure of tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Both a strong team member and leader
  • Interpersonal teammates who build positive relationships, exhibit tact and earn trust
  • Creative, organizational problem solving
  • Self-starter and a positive attitude with a reciprocal personality
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative work environment and be able to seek input from other team members

Additional Information:

  • BA in Art, Design, Graphics, UX, or related discipline 
  • 3-5 years of professional design experience, agency experience is a plus
  • Fluent in industry-standard software suites in a Mac environment (i.e., Adobe CC, XD, Sketch, FlowMapp, etc.) 
Wordpress Developer
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Wordpress Developer

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BigWheel is seeking an experienced wordpress developer to execute front-end and limited back-end development for local, regional, and national clients. Must be able to work in a collaborative environment while providing critical function to the project team. We believe the customer experience is a top priority and we are looking for a like-minded individual to join our growing team.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Development of Wordpress websites through all phases of the development lifecycle (including planning, building, testing, deploying, and maintaining)  
  • Working with project managers using traditional and Agile methodologies to plan and
  • execute development        
  • Writing custom plug-ins and API integrations
  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and add new features to existing websites  
  • Meet and communicate professionally with clients to determine project requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field, or related experience
  • Minimum 2 years wordpress development experience
  • Working knowledge of modern front-end web application technologies
  • Ability to find, present, and implement creative solutions 

LANGUAGES and TECHNOLOGIES 

  • WordPress
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • Git

About Us:
For more than 20 years, BigWheel has broken new ground in digital and creative work for clients nationwide. A full-service agency with digital expertise including mobile apps and database-driven websites.  Our passion for creative, technical, and business development has resulted in significant business impacts for our clients in every field imaginable.

Catch Our Culture:
We’re a team of designers, developers, writers, and strategists and our office is a hub of collaboration and creativity, where the occasional ping-pong tournament has been known to break out. From client work to spontaneous brainstorming sessions, we respect the experience and insight that each team member brings to the table.

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