Creative Director


About Us:

Hogsalt is a Chicago-based restaurant group founded in 2010. Under the leadership of founder, chef, and CEO Brendan Sodikoff, Hogsalt rapidly grew from a single seat-of-the-pants storefront to today's 16-restaurant ensemble employing more than 1,000 people. Hogsalt's success has come from remixing fine-dining with more familiar food-genres to produce superb fare that is classy, unpretentious, and often playful. What's more, the sexy, taste-making sensibility isn't restricted to the food. Hogsalt restaurants are imbued with a subtle but pervasive sense of story-telling, reflecting a belief that dining is as much about sociability as it is the menu.

Position Details

Creative Director
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

We’re Hogsalt, a Chicago-based hospitality group that believes in quality, consistency, and above all, generosity. People who enjoy working at Hogsalt are committed and hard-working, they like being part of a harmonious, close-knit team and also enjoy the excitement that comes from working under pressure.

We are seeking a Creative Director to lead the graphic design and social media teams. The Creative Director will have a hands-on approach to overseeing all projects and programs related to design aesthetics and brand development.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Lead the graphic design team on all visual content that represents Hogsalt. 
  • Develop a cohesive social media strategy to elevate company presence across platforms. 
  • Oversee creation and maintenance of press materials for current and future restaurants to develop brand identity. 
  • Refine and revise existing creative strategies. 
  • Liaison for filming and photoshoots in all Hogsalt locations. 
  • Deliver original ideas that are clear, concise and convincing. 
  • Proactively look for opportunities to push work to the next level. 
  • Provide guidance and direction to others by thinking beyond obvious next step. 
  • Present ideas in a clear manner and explain a point of view regarding those ideas. 
  • Work with the communications director for web content updates. 
  • Work with the development team to create cohesive websites.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of creative marketing experience. Restaurant experience is a plus. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Art, Design, Marketing or a related field. 
  • A portfolio that demonstrates a proven track record of consistent messaging across multiple platforms. 
  • Expertise with professional editing software. 
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite. 
  • Experience with print production. 
  • Professional and confident verbal and written communication 
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to ongoing changes. 
  • Ability to cover major assignments without the need for additional guidance, while managing team members on minor assignments. 
  • Ability to inspire, motivate, and develop employees. 
  • Ability to identify and solve problems.


We’re proud to offer exceptional wages, paid time off, health, dental, and vision insurance, dining benefits, a 401k plan, commuter benefits, and a chance to work and grow in one of the most dynamic restaurant groups in the country.

Pay Rate: Based on experience.

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