We are increasing the number of books we publish and branching out into new areas. We are keen to find a senior designer to join our design team. We need someone highly-organised, creative and technically skilled with experience of designing children’s full-colour picture books, and of working closely with illustrators.
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). We would consider an exceptional candidate who was not able to work full-time in the office, but we’re looking for an absolute minimum of 3 days per week in the Nosy Crow nest.
(If you’re a freelancer with substantial children’s illustrated book design experience who reading this, we’re always interested to have a sense of who’s out there, so by all means get in touch, but this is, as we say, a staff role.)
Candidates will have the right to live and work in the UK and will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in graphic design, mostly if not exclusively in children’s publishing, and will have worked on picture books, and, ideally, on novelty books too. Proficiency in Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator programmes, excellent proven book design and typographic skills, and an understanding and love of children’s books and children’s book illustration are essential. We’re also looking for good written and spoken communication skills, and the ability to work efficiently to a deadline.
The successful candidates will manage illustrated book projects (mainly picture books)) from initial layouts all the way through to production, supporting the illustrator or the author/illustrator throughout the creative process. The senior designer will report to the Head of Design and will work closely with more junior members of the team, supporting them as they refine their skills. The senior designer will also work with other members of the Nosy Crow team, particularly the editorial staff, to produce child-focused, parent-friendly, high-quality books.
We are still a small, close team here at The Crow’s Nest working in a friendly, highly creative and professional environment and we need team players who are willing to muck in, particularly during busy times.
If you would like to apply for a role, please send a CV and application letter, along with digital samples of your design work (using a link rather than sending a huge file), to Managing Director Kate Wilson via email ([email protected]).
The closing date for applications is 2 April 2015 at midnight (UK time).