Senior Designer

Location
New York
Posted
Jun 21, 2012
Closes
Jul 21, 2012
Contact
Human Resources
Category
Design, Publishing
Duration
Full Time
Our Childrens Books design team is currently seeking a Senior Designer to design covers and interiors for middle grade and teen novels under the general HarperTeen and HarperCollins imprints.

In this role you will:
-Organize, design and manage several projects per season with guidance from Art Director.
-Work collaboratively with all members of the team on the development of the project from concept to finish.
-Design and concept both tween and teen novels, create comps using stock photos, and help set up photo-shoots.
-Effectively communicate with artists/photographers directly as needed. Keep projects on a timely schedule and keep supervisor in the loop on projects and manage freelancers as needed.
-Take initiative in the course of each project to problem-solve, trouble-shoot, demonstrate consistent follow-through and meet deadlines.
-Color correct and attend press oks when possible.
-Archive all projects in DAM, keep supervisor informed of project status and keep production status on server updated.

As needed you will:
-Provide design support to supervisor.
-Return art and dead matter.
-Provide general assistance on special projects.
-Trend spot/blog track: Stay on top of teen and tween trends in books, media and fashion.

Requirements:
-Minimum 3 years of design experience required
-Book cover design experience strongly preferred
-Solid understanding of production process, color correction of proofs, timely routing of materials
-Excellent organizational and communication skills
-Ability to set priorities under pressure
-Strong Mac skills and design skills using Quark, InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
-Ability to work effectively in a team setting
-A strong interest in middle grade and teen books
-College degree or equivalent work experience
-Course work in graphic design, typography and illustration preferred


To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume through our website: http://harpercollinscareers.com.

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