Random House Children's Books is looking for an innovative, highly productive Senior Designer, to create book jackets and assign interior art for 8-15 titles per list, 2 spans per year. Executing ideas and concepts into electronic comps and mechanicals by utilizing desktop publishing programs. To work independently under the direction of the Art Director and in partnership with Editorial. The right candidate should have a keen sense of the current marketplace, with a focus on middle-grade, chapter books and picture books.
-Works with the interior design team to plan & coordinate jacket, cover, and interior artwork
-Creates high quality, competitive images for a trade publisher.
-Helps to select & oversee illustrators and or photographers and assigns projects (negotiates prices); supervises work of freelance designers to ensure quality of work
The ideal candidate has strong communication skills, as well as finely-tuned technical skills in publishing programs and equipment that relate to design: CS5; Outlook, Excel, FMP - MACs, scanners, PDF proofers. Experience working with PDF & the associated color correction process. Candidate should have 10 years experience and a developed portfolio available for review.
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