Job opening detail :
Senior Designer, Abrams Children’s Books and ComicArts
posted: Jan. 7, 2021
Offered by:
Harry N. Abrams
Full Time
New York, NY
Position Summary
Manage and design graphic novels across all imprints including Amulet Books (middle-grade to young adult) and Abrams Comic Arts (adult) imprints with special focus on our two newest Comic Arts sub-imprints, MEGASCOPE and Surely.

• Design graphic novel covers and assist illustrators with art direction
• Assist and guide illustrators to provide final art files within the requirements for each book
• Concept and develop approximately 15-20 new titles per year
• Provide art direction and support to Associate Art Director and Art Director on design projects
• Scout, hire and art direct freelance designers
• Layout interior pages into design mechanicals
• Make corrections to routing mechanicals and release to production
• Review and color correct proofs
• Troubleshoot file/art/prepress issues.

Required Skills/Experience:
• 5-7 years of design experience in book design/publishing and/or comic-related field
• Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team-setting: work closely with fellow designers, editors and production managers
• Excellent organizational, communication, and time management skills
• Creativity, originality, willingness to experiment, learn, grow and share knowledge with the design and editorial teams
• A solid working knowledge and interest in the graphic novel and comic book industry
• Proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite on a Mac platform
• Interest and knowledge of children’s books and illustration
• Book cover design and/or graphic novel experience strongly preferred
• Relationships with creators and comic-industry professionals, a plus
• Comic-style lettering skills a huge plus

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