Contract Product Designer

Red Frog Events is an event production company and pioneer of the experiential entertainment industry, recognized for its award-winning company culture. Since 2007, the company has developed innovative brands including the Warrior Dash obstacle race series, Firefly Music Festival, and Chicago Beer Classic. Red Frog also provides event services ranging from food and beverage to its ticketing platform, EventSprout. Red Frog has been named one of Forbes’ “Most Promising Companies in America”, has appeared consecutively on Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Companies” list, and was recognized on Chicago Tribune’s “Top Workplaces” from 2011-2014, among other honors. In recognition of its philanthropic efforts, the company was selected as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s “Corporate Partner of the Year” and to date has raised over $13.5 million of a $25 million dollar fundraising commitment.

Who we’re looking for:
At Red Frog, we’ve found that genuine, positive, good-hearted people make great co-workers, so that’s who we hire. Everyone who comes through Red Frog is passionate, caring, and sharp as a tack. We love what we do and strive to bring our best to every project.

The Role:
Red Frog is seeking a Contract Product Designer who possesses a deep curiosity and ability to consider product strategy and vision with their designs. You don’t just care about “how it looks,” or “what we should design,” but “why are we designing this at all?” You’re passionate about fine-grained interactions as well as the big picture features. Our ideal candidate enjoys working in a cross-disciplinary environment and interacting with the product, design, developers and users throughout the company.

What you’ll do:

  • Design all aspects of a highly interactive SaaS product, from brand new features to iterative improvements, ensuring that design and interaction blend with business, customer and technical requirements.
  • Work closely with Product to solve and communicate problems at low fidelity and then propose a highly polished solution with little delay.
  • Work on EventSprout, an exciting and innovative online ticketing product.

Required Qualifications and Skills: 

  • Track record of designing SaaS products
  • Proficient in a variety of methods to convey ideas and concepts (e.g. storyboards, wireframes, prototypes, etc)
  • Extensive understanding of prototyping methodologies and practices, user research methodologies and A/B test planning/execution
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS
  • Expertise working with prototyping software
  • Comfortable working in an Agile environment
  • Strong online portfolio available for viewing
  • BFA/BS in Graphic, Web or other Design related concentration
  • Possess strong skillset with all components of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc)
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at same time with high-level of attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational, communication, planning and prioritization skills
  • Attention to detail and the ability to thoroughly test and evaluate your work
  • Self-motivated, resourceful and a possessing a positive, can-do attitude
  • Proactive contributor, helping to plan projects, manage your workload and communicate with the team to meet deadlines

Additional Details:

  • A portfolio and/or website must be submitted to be considered for this position
  • This position is a contract-to-hire position

* This position is on-site in the Chicago office with the option of one work from home day every week *


Meet Some of Red Frog Events's Employees

Christiane P.

Creative Programming Senior Specialist

From marketing campaign content to on-site experiences, Christiane and her team work to generate the creative direction of each event the company puts on.

Courtney D.

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Courtney focuses on talent management, making sure Red Frog continues to meet the needs of Red Froggers. She works on projects related to performance management, career development, cultural initiatives, recruitment practices. and employee engagement.


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