Job opening detail :
Design Assistant
posted: Jan. 25, 2018
Offered by:
Abrams Books
Full Time
New York, NY
Abrams Books is a premier publisher of illustrated books publishing a wide range of high quality books for the art, design, children’s and craft markets. This position requires a creative and responsible designer to work with both the art director on design implementation and the design manager to ensure smooth departmental workflow. This is a growth position with the potential to create an ownership role in our YA category while simultaneously working on a wide range of books from board books/picture books to middle grade, young adult, and graphic novels.

• Will handle making corrections to reprints, preparing jacket mechanicals, and formatting files and finishes for production
• Design children’s books – covering everything from board books through YA
• Convert sample pages/images/spreads for ibland, ppt, catalog, trade shows, etc.
• Assist Associate Art Director with direction of creative talent
• Ability to transcend the “design umbrella” and think editorially as well as consider the marketing and sales angles

Basic Qualifications
• BFA preferred
• Well versed in Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign
• Ability to multi-task and work under tight deadlines¬
• A proactive person with strong communication and collaboration skills
• Portfolio required
• Awareness of current trends in children’s illustration and design and familiarity with freelance designers and illustration agencies
• Illustrator and design contacts a must
• Hand-lettering and illustration skills a plus
• Desire and ability to work collaboratively, respectfully, communicatively, enthusiastically
About Our  
ABRAMS is the preeminent publisher of high-quality illustrated books and gift paper products for adults, adolescents and young children, and creates critically acclaimed and bestselling works under the following imprints: Abrams, Abrams ComicArts, Abrams Image, Abrams Books for Young Readers, Amulet Books, Abrams Appleseed, Abrams Noterie, Abrams Press, and Abrams Calendars.

We practice the art of books. At the heart of this practice are the people—creators, colleagues, partners, and readers—who together form a passionate community committed to quality and integrity. We strive to be inclusive in our publishing and our organization, celebrating vibrant voices, cultures, and ideas.

ABRAMS is conveniently located in the financial district, NYC. More information about ABRAMS and our publishing program can be found at our website
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