1) The Book Designer is responsible for the design of approximately 40 book projects per year, mostly print and some electronic. This includes the interior and jacket design of monographs in all disciplines; trade books; illustrated books in art/architecture, science, and anthropology. Â Â
2) Text design for new manuscripts, including preparation of typographic specifications and layouts, which includes the implementation of interior design templates and the review and approval of all stages of proofs throughout the typesetting and printing process.
3) Cover design, including preparation of comprehensive sketches and cover mechanicals in Adobe InDesign, hiring of illustrators, original illustration as appropriate, image research and negotiation of related permissions and fees.
4) Coordinate projects that are assigned to freelance designers.
5) Typeset books using Adobe InDesign, with print-ready PDFs and valid ePubs as final deliverables.
6) Assist with departmental tasks (e.g. maintaining design library; assisting with design department archive; maintaining template program) at discretion of Design + Production Director.
1) Excellent typographic sense and skill.
2) Up-to-date knowledge of current typesetting and graphics arts processes.
3) Demonstrated conceptual and design ability.
3) Experience with Macintosh platform.
4) Competence with Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator. 5) Quark XPress, Oxygen, Sublime preferred. Knowledge of XML workflows preferred.
6) Ability to work creatively within limited budgets.
7) High degree of organization and the ability to handle a number of overlapping projects.
8) Excellent interpersonal skills in relating to peers and superiors.
9) Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Â
1) Bachelor's degree Â
1) Two years of experience in art/graphic design.
2) Monograph, trade, and illustrated book design experience with portfolio of typographic and illustrated text and jacket design examples.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
1) Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photo Shop
2) Cover Letter
NOTE:Â When applying, all required documents MUSTÂ be uploaded under the Resume/CVÂ section of the application.
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