Associate Creative Director

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Company Info
tastytrade, Inc. is a different kind of financial company that empowers individual traders. Founded in 2011 as an online financial network, we quickly grew to include two brokerage firms, an advisory service, a magazine, and a futures exchange. With thinkorswim co-founder Tom Sosnoff at the helm, we take disruption seriously…but we do it with a sense of humor. Our goal is simple: we want people to take control back from Wall St. and to make more money on their own.

Job Summary
We are looking for an ambitious, fearless associate creative director who can hop, skip, and jump across our 7 companies and make it look like child’s play. Our marketing and production teams are small but effective. You will help our creative director write, design, strategize, explore, discover, and entertain through digital advertising, content creation, website design, and brand development.

Candidate Summary
Do you march to the ding of a different bell? Do you want to inspire people to do extraordinary things with their money? Are you ready to make finance…fun?

You should be able to shift gears between long-term projects, short-term requests, and last-minute challenges. You should be confident in pitching your ideas, whether they are practical or absolutely bonkers. Our company organization is pretty flat, so you should be comfortable working with everyone from designers to developers, from market researchers to our CEOs. Our management won’t breathe down your neck all day, but we will communicate regularly and will be supportive when you need us. 



  • Supporting the Creative Director in developing concepts, strategies, analysis, and presentations
  • Writing and editing site content, ad copy, and video scripts
  • Communicating visual concepts to designers 
  • Designing campaign first looks and site wireframes
  • Keeping brands aligned, both within each affiliate and in relation to each other
  • Researching markets and platforms to discover opportunities


  • Degree in marketing, graphic design or related field
  • 5+ years of relevant creative, design, and/or writing experience
  • Solid knowledge of marketing, brand, and design principles and development
  • A portfolio that demonstrates the above
  • Ability to scale ideas up or down according to available resources
  • Strong concept and strategy development skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Strong and quick creative mind
  • Ability to shift perspective between big picture and granular details
  • Out-of-the-box resourcefulness
  • Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite and Google Suite
  • Passion to learn new skills and platforms
  • Experience in finance, comedy, or media preferred

Additional Information

  • We are a very casual company. No suits, no bull. We are safely working from home now, but we keep it real even at the office.
  • We are open-minded. Any ideas are welcome. Got a show concept? Bring it. Think you can improve operations? Pitch it. 
  • We work hard and fast, but we have fun and don’t burn ourselves out with long, demanding hours.
  • Our office will be rambunctious when we return; however we do have quiet spaces for focused retreat.
  • When in person again, you will bounce around three locations in the West Loop.
  • We participate in Chicago events and charities. Stay connected! Do good things!
  • We love our pets and share pictures of them very often.


  • Very flexible paid time off
  • Top-tier health insurance (for your pets too!)
  • 401k with employer matching
  • HSA and pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Life insurance 
  • Market holidays
  • Catered lunches from hot Chicago restaurants (once we’re back in the office)
  • Salary commensurate with experience


tastytrade, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. tastytrade, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need

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Technology we use

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Rich with restaurants and culture, Fulton Market, once a meatpacking district, now exists as one of the hottest neighborhoods for tech companies.

An Insider's view of tastytrade

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We’re in a fast-paced industry, but no matter how busy people get, no one’s ever too busy to help a colleague out. We’re surrounded by smart, driven people and the collaboration amongst the teams is definitely the reason why we are constantly growing. Plus, there’s free food and puppies to get you through the day!


Customer Account Specialist

How does the company support your career growth?

tastytrade is a small group doing big things. Everywhere you look there’s a new major project getting off the ground, and it’s possible to have a real impact on any of them. Going from being one of thousands of devs for a huge corporation to one of a couple dozen has presented me with more opportunities to lead and grow than I ever had elsewhere.


Software Developer

What's something quirky about your company?

tastytrade allows for the full extension of my creative expression within the confines of a 'traditional' company. No one ever gets told that finance is funny. But here I get a multitude of chances every day to amplify my voice to create content across a variety of sources—print, digital, podcast—with the full support of my bosses. And that rocks.


Writer / Co-Host

What are tastytrade Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
This year, our employees Vonetta and Tracy helped raise money for Chicago Reads, a program to send every child home with a book to read this summer!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Our employee assistance program provides support on stress management, dependent/elder care, fitness, and legal and financial issues.
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Our employee assistance program provides employees and their families with counseling services (general, bereavement, tobacco cessation).
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
tastytrade offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees (both public transport and rideshare).
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
We have a Ping Pong pong table and Pop-A-Shot at our tastyworks location.
Stocked Kitchen
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our engineering team hosts a mentorship program for younger or newer additions to the team.
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