Associate Creative Director

Parts Town

See What We’re All About

As the fastest growing distributor of foodservice equipment parts, we like to do things a little differently. We believe our team should be like family. Not like a second cousin, twice removed, but more like the family you choose to be with every day. First, youhave todemonstrate our core values and keep safety as your #1 priority, that’s key. But we’re also looking for unique enthusiasm, high integrity, courage to embrace change…and if you know a few jokes, that puts you on the top of our list.

Do you have a genius-level knowledge of foodservice equipment parts? If not, no problem! We’re more interested in passionate people with fresh ideas from different backgrounds. That’s what keeps us at the top of our game. We’re proud that our workplace has been recognized for its growth and innovation on the Inc. 5000 list, fourteen years in a row and the Crain’s Fast 50 list nine times. We are honored to be voted by our Chicagoland team as a Chicago Tribune Top Workplace in 2020 and 2021.

If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves, go above and beyond and put your ambition to work, all while having some fun, let’s chat – Apply Today!

Position Details

Associate Creative Director
Northern Illinois
Addison, IL

The Job at a Glance

Have you ever nudged an object 5 clicks to the right, then 3 clicks to the left, and then 1 click to the right again? Have you done the same thing with a font but with the leading and kerning and then changed the whole font anyways and set everything back to what it was? Communication on next steps, timing, and expectations of deliverables may seem like an oxymoron when referencing a creative, but if you embrace these qualities and tend to geek out on new industry trends then we have an exciting opportunity for you in the foodservice equipment parts industry! (it’s even better than it sounds). We are looking for a creative design powerhouse who is enamored with all things content creation and enjoys sparking creative efforts in collaboration with a passionate marketing team for the Parts Town brand.

As the Associate Creative Director (Internally known as Yes, I Can Make the Logo Bigger), you will be key in helping us execute our brand vision, revenue-driving marketing tactics and guide other team members in terms of design and creative. You will work closely with our diverse team of in-house creatives, and you will be part of a studio, working across a host of touch points, partnering closely with our Sr. Creative Director, Digital Design leadership and our Sr. Copywriter to set the tone. Our Associate Creative Director will operate as an important partner to the marketing organization and talent team.

A Typical Day

  • Visualize - Create the vision for campaigns, drive original campaign strategy and design that works across channel for both digital and offline media 
  • Lead, Leader, Leading - Develop as well as delegate projects to in-house designers and oversee creative deliverables. You will lead a talented group, so as you inspire, prepare to be inspired too! 
  • Strategery - Yep, you are responsible for brand strategy and consistency. Placing one foot in the trenches while keeping everyone aligned and help evolve our brand as our company strategy expands

To Land This Opportunity

  • You have a minimum of 7 years of Design/Art Direction experience 
  • You have a solid understanding of different marketing channels and techniques but have a little more emphasis on digital and email marketing 
  • You’re comfortable juggling many different priorities at once and aren’t afraid to dig into the details 
  • You are a strategic self-starter who executes and demonstrates design experience that drives results 
  • You are a coach who knows how to direct and deliver feedback to drive the best results 
  • You are detail oriented, efficient, organized, self-starter, highly productive and collaborative approach to work

Extra Awesome

  • You love to blaze a trail and do things that no one has ever done before. 
  • You are willing to go above and beyond, suggest new ideas and identify opportunities 
  • You still do the nudge thing, but like, it’s gotta be perfect y’ know?


  • Parts Town Pride – check out our virtual tour and culture!
  • Quarterly profit-sharing bonus
  • Hybrid Work schedule
  • Team member appreciation events and recognition programs
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Monthly IT stipend
  • Casual dress code
  • On-demand pay options: Access your pay as you earn it, to cover unexpected or even everyday expenses
  • All the traditional benefits like health insurance, 401k/401k match, employee assistance programs and time away – don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

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