At Nosy Crow we’re proud of our design team and of the design quality of our books. We aim to make Nosy Crow an environment where designers truly thrive, where they can do their best work, where they are listened to, and where they feel part of the whole company and of our decision-making.
We think that excellent design is critical to our (multi-award-winning – just saying) brand and to our success, and, as our list grows and diversifies, we are looking to invest more in our design department and to hire committed, creative individuals for three roles.
While we’d hope to find inviduals who could work across all the areas of our full-colour list, the work allocated to each role will reflect the interests, skills and experience that individuals bring. We can be flexible.
SENIOR DESIGNER – PICTURE BOOKS, PRE-SCHOOL, ILLUSTRATED NON-FICTION
DESIGNER – PICTURE BOOKS, PRE-SCHOOL, ILLUSTRATED NON-FICTION
We’re looking for a creative, committed, talented and flexible Senior Designer, and for a Designer with comparable qualities, to work on our award-winning full-colour list. For success in both roles, you’ll need experience of childen’s publishing and will have worked on books from at least one of the areas of our list. Both jobs involve finding new talent; working with experienced illustrators; commissioning; and relationship management as well as making sure that words and pictures are combined on the page as meaningfully and beautifully as possible.
Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator programmes, excellent proven book design and typographic skills, and a love and knowledge of children’s book illustration are essential, along with good written and spoken communication skills and the ability to work to a deadline.
What distinguishes the two roles is the level of autonomy at which the individual will be working, which will be likely to be influenced by the level of proven skill and amount of experience that the candidate is able to bring.
These are both full-time roles, but, for the right candidate, we can be flexible. We’d want anyone in either role to be in our office near London Bridge at least three days per week.
DESIGN ASSISTANT – PICTURE BOOKS, PRE-SCHOOL, ILLUSTRATED NON-FICTION
We have a great opportunity for a hardworking, creative and capable Design Assistant to become part of our design team, supporting them as they work on our full-colour books and on some of the print marketing for the whole Nosy Crow list.
Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator programmes combined with some evidence of book design and typographic skills, and a love and knowledge of children’s book illustration are essential, along with good written and spoken communication skills and the ability to work to a deadline.
This is a full-time role based our office near London Bridge.
For all three roles:
- Candidates from outside the EU must have the right to live and work in the UK.
- Please send a CV and cover letter, along with samples of your design work, to Nia Roberts ([email protected]).
- The closing date for applications for all three roles is 18 February at midnight.
Nosy Crow is an equal opportunities employer. We believe that employing a diverse workforce is an important factor in success and make recruiting decisions based on applicants’ experience and skills. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.