A few of the books that Kristina has worked on
We are very, very sad that we will be saying goodbye to our brilliant designer, Kristina Coates. She’s going to be a senior designer at Bloomsbury. She joined us in January 2012, having made such a stellar impact at her design assistant interview that we hired her on the spot. She’s been promoted several times while she’s been with us, and we really look forward to seeing what she does as her career progresses.
And that means that we have a fantastic opportunity for a highly creative, talented, hardworking and bright designer to join our design team at Nosy Crow. This is a full-time role and the successful applicant will be based in the London office of Nosy Crow in Borough (near London Bridge, Borough and Southwark tube stations, and 15 minutes’ walk from Waterloo).
Candidates will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in graphic design, mostly if not exclusively in children’s publishing. Proficiency in Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator programmes, excellent proven book design and typographic skills, and a love of children’s book illustration are essential, along with good written and spoken communication skills, and the ability to work to a deadline.
The successful candidate will manage illustrated book projects (currently picture books and novelty books, but who knows what we might do in future?) from initial layouts all the way through to production, supporting the illustrator or the author/illustrator throughout the creative process. The designer will report to the Head of Design but will work closely with other members of the Nosy Crow team, particularly the editorial staff, to produce child-focused, parent-friendly, high-quality books.
We are a small, close team here at The Crow’s Nest working in a friendly, highly creative and professional environment and we need a team player who is willing to muck in, particularly during busy times.
If you would like to apply for the role, please send a CV and application letter, along with digital samples of your design work, to Stephanie Amster via email ([email protected]).
The closing date for applications is 6 June 2014.