You are viewing a preview of this job. Log in or register to view more details about this job.

Senior Designer Chicago, IL

About Us
Foxtrot is the digitally-native evolution of the corner store – a one-stop shop for those seeking thoughtful curation that’s a reflection of themselves and their city – offering a curated collection of daily essentials in-store and delivered in under an hour.

Venture-backed by investors including Fifth Wall, Lerer Hippeau, Revolution’s Rise of the Rest, and Collaborative, to name a few, Foxtrot is building a truly omni-channel brand that seamlessly marries e-commerce delivery, proprietary inventory technology, and the feel-good community of neighborhood stores. 

Our spaces offer all the most-loved aspects of neighborhood cafes – beautifully designed interiors that wrap you in the welcoming aroma of freshly brewed coffee, comfortable lounge areas to work and relax, and chef-prepared meals to snack on throughout the day – while bringing together mindful people, brands and goods to create a community of discovery and joy.

Our e-commerce experience – highlighted by our swift app and online store – is powered by our proprietary inventory and operational technology to deliver a new kind of convenience that brings the store to your door in under an hour. 

Since launching our native app in 2013, we now operate a robust e-commerce business alongside retail stores in Chicago and Dallas, and are rapidly scaling to take this first-of-its-kind omni-channel brand nationwide.

About the Role
Foxtrot is seeking a high-level designer to join our growing team. Under the direction of the creative director, this position will help inspire and grow designers on the team when it comes to concepting and executing creative work for a myriad of needs. A Senior Designer with experience, talent, technique, and strives for excellence. As well as, clear communication, flexibility, and a desire to be the design voice both internally and externally. An expert in design thinking, graphic systems, typography, iconography, color, pattern, and form, this position requires a record of consistent work with a drive to hone skills, experiment with new tools, and think beyond the screen.

The role requires working collaboratively with marketing and operations to interpret briefs and deliver on expressive brand moments that drive consumer engagement. In addition, ensuring the work is being executed smoothly, effectively, and on time.

This designer should be excited to experiment, learn, and challenge norms and be willing to roll up their sleeves and dive into the work. Success requires high attention to detail as well as both nimbleness and flexibility.


  • Working closely with the marketing and merchandise teams to understand business initiatives and leading the creative team to translate them into thoughtful design and brand expressions, taking ownership of the creative work, from concept through execution.
  • Contribute to creative direction for brand campaigns, traditional print, digital, and in-store brand expressions. Working from earlier concepting to creating visual guidelines to preparing files for production.
  • Create visual content while collaborating across disciplines with designers, photographers, writers, developers, and more to build our brand and increase awareness and consumer engagement.
  • Meet creative and operational standards while also striving for constant improvement.
  • Managing the work and creative development of two junior designers.
  • A passionate hands-on senior designer/art director with 6+ years of relevant experience including experience leading a team
  • An appreciation for and understanding of eCommerce and lifestyle brands and industries
  • Experience with a fast-paced environment and ability to pivot quickly based on strategic business needs
  • Strong online portfolio that demonstrates graphic design, art direction, interactive design, typography, storytelling with attention to detail
  • Strong understanding of brand development and integrated marketing campaigns 
  • You can lead visual direction in a highly collaborative, fast-moving environment and are unafraid to ask questions or admit when you don’t know the answer
  • You have excellent time management, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Plus the ability to multitask, while maintaining a high level of detail and craftsmanship
  • You are a strategic thinker, with the ability to understand projects at a high level, thinking through problems start to finish from the consumer lens
  • Proficient in Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Sketch and/or Figma. Motion graphics are not required but greatly encouraged