We have a fantastic opportunity for a highly creative, talented, hardworking and bright Senior Designer to join our design team for maternity cover (to begin on March 1st 2016), looking after part of our incredible, award-winning picture book and novelty list.
Ideally 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, but we’re looking for an absolute minimum of 4 days per week in the Nosy Crow nest.
Candidates will have experience in children’s publishing, and ideally will have worked on both picture books and novelty titles. We are looking for someone who is bursting with ideas and creative energy.
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 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]).
Candidates will have the right to live and work in the UK.
The closing date for applications is 31 January 2016 at midnight (UK time).