New York
Sep 27, 2011
Oct 27, 2011
Design Department
Full Time
The Basic Books Group is seeking a motivated and creative individual with book design experience who possesses strong skills in design, layout, typography and time-management for the position of Designer. This position encompasses a wide range of responsibilities including:

Working under the direction of the Art Director
Assisting Art Director in departmental duties
Administrative work
Managing all aspects and stages of a books jacket design and production
Mechanical and promotional materials layout
Assisting with and designing covers
Receiving proofs
Acting as a mentor to other designers within the Design department

BFA or BA in Graphic Design
1-3 years of relevant work experience in a creative group
Expert proficiency in InDesign, PhotoShop, and Illustrator Mac based.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Superior organizational skills and a keen eye for details
Photographic eye and a creative, outside-the-box approach to choosing photos
Ability to provide creative solutions to design challenges
Ability to manage multiple projects, work quickly without sacrificing quality in a deadline-driven environment
Adapting to changing schedules, and working under tight time constraints
Knowledge of pre-press processes and print production
A strong portfolio that shows great potential
Sophisticated sense of typography with an attention to detail
Experience with Quark helpful
Staying on top of industry trends and sharing them with the team

Please submit a cover letter and resume along with a link to an online portfolio. Submissions without a portfolio will not be considered.

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