ABRAMS


Junior Designer

115 West 18th Street, New York, NY, United States, 10011

Position: Full-Time
Starts: 06/02/2017

Abrams Books is a premier publisher of illustrated books publishing a wide range of high quality books for the art, design, children’s and craft markets. This position requires a creative and responsible designer to work with both the art director on design implementation and the design manager to ensure smooth departmental workflow. This is a growth position with the potential to create an ownership role in our YA category while simultaneously working on a wide range of books from board books/picture books to middle grade, young adult, and graphic novels.

RESPONSIBILITIES
•    Design  YA and middle grade book covers and interiors from start to finish in collaboration with illustrators
•    Will handle making corrections to reprints, preparing jacket mechanics, and formatting files and finishes for production
•    Convert sample pages/images/spreads for ibland, ppt, catalog, trade shows, etc.
•    Assist Art Director with direction of creative talent
•    Help form the ABRAMS KIDS brand identify along with the Creative Director
•    Ability to transcend the “design umbrella” and think editorially as well as consider the marketing and sales angles

QUALIFICATIONS
•    BFA preferred
•    Well versed in Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign.
•    Ability to multi-task and work under tight deadlines
•    A proactive person with strong communication and collaboration skills
•    Portfolio required
•    Awareness of current trends in children’s illustration and design and familiarity with freelance designers and illustration agencies
•    Illustrator and design contacts a must
•    Hand-lettering and illustration skills a plus
•    Desire and ability to work collaboratively, respectfully, communicably, enthusiastically
•    3 years of book publishing experience

If possible, please include a link to view your portfolio.

About ABRAMS:

ABRAMS is the preeminent publisher of high-quality illustrated books for adults, adolescents and young children. ABRAMS is the publisher of bestsellers such as the wildly popular "The Diary of A Wimpy Kid" series, award-winning cookbooks of Alton Brown and the stunning photography of Yann Arthus-Bertrand's "Earth From Above" series. ABRAMS is conveniently located in the NYC mid-town Chelsea area. We offer competitive salaries, generous benefits, 401 (k) plan, tuition assistance, summer hours and paid Christmas week vacation. Visit our website at www.abramsbooks.com

Email your resume to jobs@abramsbooks.com .

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