Design Lead

To apply for this role, please email your resume, cover letter, and link to online portfolio to

  • Overview

    Public Rec is building a digitally native leisure brand with products people love. We’re growing rapidly and looking for our seventeenth employee.

    We’re seeking an experienced Design Lead to join our creative team. Reporting to our Creative Director, this role will contribute to and lead a wide range of design projects across a broad range of media. The right candidate will have a keen eye and passion for design, a commitment to excellence, and a desire to solve business challenges with effective, forward-thinking visual solutions.

    As a Design Lead, you are able to develop original concepts and oversee project design all the way through to execution, providing leadership and direction to our growing team of designers. Chicago is the preferred location for this position, but Los Angeles or surrounding areas may also be considered for the right candidate.

    We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment at Public Rec. Please submit resumes to

Working at Public Rec

Who We Are

Our culture is all about autonomy, creativity, and collaboration. Respect is guaranteed, taking initiative is highly encouraged, and challenging the status quo is expected. Above all else, we work hard and try to not take ourselves too seriously along the way.

Where We Work

Our headquarters is based in Chicago. We currently have a flexible work-from-home policy that includes a mix of in-office and fully remote employees.

What We Offer

  • Flexible PTO policy with a required minimum
  • Health & dental insurance coverage
  • Competitive parental leave policy
  • Generous employee discount
  • Flexible work-from-home model