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Designer (Non-Fiction)

At Nosy Crow, we are 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.

The role for which we’re looking to recruit is: Designer (Non-Fiction).

We have a fantastic opportunity for a talented, hardworking and highly creative Designer to working on our award-winning full-colour Non-Fiction list as it grows. If you are passionate about children’s book design, typography and enjoy working with illustrators then we’d love to hear from you.

The candidate should already have a minimum of four years’ experience working in children’s publishing, ideally having already worked on children’s Non-Fiction titles.

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 job involves working closely with the rest of the Non-Fiction team to come up with new ideas, find new talent and work with experienced illustrators, commission new projects, and make sure that words and pictures are combined on the page as meaningfully and beautifully as possible. 

Proficiency in Adobe programmes, excellent proven book design and typographic skills, and good organisational skills are also essential, along with good written and spoken communication skills and the ability to work to a deadline. We are a small, close team here at The Crow’s Nest, working in a friendly, highly creative environment and we need a team player who is willing to muck in, particularly during busy times!

If you think this sounds like you, and you would like to apply for the role, please send a CV and covering letter, along with samples of your design work, to Senior Designer, Holly Phillips ([email protected]).

The closing date for applications is Sunday 20th October at midnight. This is a full-time role based in our office near to London Bridge, and candidates must have the right to live and work in the UK.

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.

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