Visual Designer

Food For Thought

Why Food For Thought?

Join a team where creativity is valued, and growth is encouraged. At Food For Thought, our commitment to innovation in the world of event, dining, and catering services has set us apart. Your designs will not just be seen—they will be experienced and remembered. Be part of a company where your work makes a real impact, and where every meal is a chance to create something extraordinary.

Grow with us! - at Food For Thought, instruction, advice, and assistance are always readily available, which is why our average tenure is 6 years. The U.S. average is 4.2 years, while the Hospitality industry average is only 2.1 years!

Position Details

Visual Designer
Northern Illinois
Lincolnwood, IL

Visual Designer at Food For Thought.

Are You Ready to Design Experiences That Delight and Engage?

At Food For Thought, we’re not just about meals; we're about creating memorable experiences. We’re looking for a Visual Designer who can bring our event, dining, and catering services to life through exceptional design. In this role, you’ll be instrumental in shaping the visual narrative that defines our brand across digital and physical spaces.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with our Director of Marketing & Creative to elevate our brand identity across various platforms. 
  • Juggle a mix of long-term projects and immediate design needs, adapting quickly to shifting priorities. 
  • Use your creative prowess to solve diverse challenges, directly impacting our success in the food and event industry. 
  • Uphold the integrity of our brand through meticulous graphic design, working in tandem with department leaders. 
  • Lead strategic brainstorming and creative execution, setting new standards in our project outcomes. 
  • Articulate and champion your creative ideas to a range of stakeholders. 
  • Collaborate across functions with managers, department heads, and executive leadership, ensuring a cohesive brand experience. 
  • Stay abreast of current trends in design, particularly within the food, beverage, and event sectors.

What You Need to Succeed:

  • 5+ years of design experience, preferably with a background in agencies or creative fields related to food and events. 
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Design, Visual Arts, or a related field. 
  • A portfolio that showcases your strong conceptual and design skills. 
  • Comfortable designing in the digital space, from web designs, to social graphics, to digital ads and menu designs. 
  • Expertise in balancing creative ideas with available resources. 
  • Exceptional communication, teamwork, and presentation abilities. 
  • Quick-thinking creativity and a knack for innovative solutions. 
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, UX/UI design principles, and Microsoft Office. 
  • Experience in digital marketing within the restaurant, food & beverage, or event industry is highly valued.

Our Offerings:

  • Competitive Paid Time Off and Flexible Scheduling to support work-life balance. 
  • Comprehensive Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance. 
  • Various Insurance Options including Life, AD&D, Critical Illness, and Pet Insurance. 
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Parental Leave. 
  • 401K Retirement Plan and opportunities for career growth through FFT University. 
  • Employee Meal Plan and Entertainment Discounts. 
  • A culture that values continuous learning and collaborative work, boasting an average employee tenure of 6 years.

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