Cider Mill Press


Senior Designer

12 Spring Street, Kennebunkport, ME, United States, 04046

Position: Full-Time

Located in Kennebunkport, Maine, Cider Mill Press has been creating best-selling and innovative illustrated books for fifteen years, from children’s books to cookbooks and humor titles. The team is now in need of an experienced Senior Designer to join the design department in their creation of approximately 100 titles per year, along with proprietary projects and reprints.

Responsibilities:

  • Design covers, jackets, endpapers, interiors, and kit packages for Cider Mill Press and Applesauce Press 
  • Provide art direction and management of freelancers and in-house design staff
  • Identify freelance designers and illustrators for projects and prepare contracts 
  • Communicate with printers about online plotters, color proofs, and other production matters
  • Oversee creation of physical mockups and sample materials for sales conferences and customers
  • Adhere to in-house schedules and deadlines, and create solutions when projects fall behind
  • Attend portfolio reviews and internship recruiting programs
  • Maintain organization of digital assets

Requirements:

  • 3 years of publishing experience
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud, especially InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator, and Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability to be a team player and work independently
  • Able to work in a fast-paced work environment and juggle multiple projects at once
  • Excellent organizational, computer, and communication skills
  • Experience with 4 color printing/pre-press file preparation
  • A passion and eye for good typography and trends in design


Please provide us with your resume and link to your online portfolio in your application. This is an in-house, full-time salaried position with a comprehensive benefits package.

Email your resume to johnwhalen3@cidermillpress.com.

About Cider Mill Press:

Located in Kennebunkport, Maine, Cider Mill Press has been creating best-selling and innovative illustrated books for fifteen years, from children’s books to cookbooks and humor titles. The team is now in need of an experienced Senior Designer to join the design department in their creation of approximately 100 titles per year, along with proprietary projects and reprints.

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