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CTA Seeking Artists For New Red Line Project

Friday, September 14th, 2012

We’ve all been warned about the up-and-coming overhaul to some North Side Red Line stations. While this is undeniably annoying, it’s Friday, and we’re looking to share positive news: The CTA is looking for artists to create work for seven stations scheduled for construction. The idea is that these original pieces of artwork will contribute to each station’s identity, while enhancing travel for customers.

The CTA has more than 50 art pieces at 41 stations along the Pink, Red and Brown Lines.

If you’re planning on entering, know that the competition may be stiff. An evaluation committee will select approximately 25 artists based on artistic merit, qualifications and professional recognition of the artists, as well as written statements of interest. Seven of the selected artists will be offered a commission. Application information is available at


We want you…

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Here in the JB Chicago world, we are looking for a new Graphic Designer. If you don’t know what that is, you probably shouldn’t apply. But if you’re a graphic designer, and think you have the right stuff, then brush up your resume, polish up your portfolio and apply to

Have doubts? Well, here are just a couple of reasons why you should apply…

                4. Chicago is a great city to work in. LaSalle is surrounded by a million and five places to eat. Plus, we’re next to a river. Isn’t that all anyone ever needs?

                3. You’d get to work with Creative Connor and Cranky Christina (just kidding… it’s more like Sassy Xtina). Seriously, they’re very talented, and would love to have you on their team.

                2. JB Chicago is a magical place. Everyone loves each other and works well with each other, the company is the right mix of professional, smart and funky and they don’t care if the interns can’t make coffee. It’s just a good group of nice, intelligent good-looking folks.

                1. You know you’re looking for a job. And you know this one will be fun…

So if you can use Paint and can spell decently well (this is a joke. I repeat, THIS IS JOKE. Please do not think you can just get away with only knowing how to use Paint, because you will get laughed at), check out I hope you apply, and good luck to all of you out there!

Because I know you all want to join the United Design Republic of Christina.

October: The Best of the Breast!

Thursday, October 8th, 2009
So we’re 8 days into October and two things come to mind: Halloween and Breast Cancer Awareness. Our last blog post was dedicated to our Halloween campaign so we wanted to showcase Breast Cancer Awareness this week. It seems as though everywhere we look things are “going pink” for Breast Cancer Awareness month. From websites to advertisements, television, clothing, buildings and the NFL… Breast Cancer Awareness has made its mark.  We think it’s a wonderful campaign that has greatly evolved over time and allowed designers to put their talent to work for a good cause. We are now seeing social networking and the online world taking a big part in spreading the word to large masses (check out the pink for october campaign for example). Because these campaigns have used various medians to broadcast awareness, designers might find it difficult to “stand out” amongst the competition. Some of you may be thinking competition? Who is in competition when we are all fighting for the same cause? As designers we still want to create a piece that really jumps out at our viewer and grabs their attention right from the start. The goal of all campaigns is to raise awareness, but who can do it the best? We have researched some Breast Cancer campaigns/advertisements that we found to be very well thought out and executed. Take a look below and let us know if you have found others! 

And because we have to give some Chitown love!