Junior Graphic Designer

Park Ridge
Dec 06, 2012
Jan 05, 2013
Hiring Manager
Full Time
Albert Whitman & Company is seeking a creative, detail-oriented Junior Graphic Designer to provide production and design support to the Art Director for our award-winning children’s books. Learn the ins and outs of book publishing in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. The ideal candidate will have prior office experience and 1 – 3 years of experience in book production is preferred. The Junior Graphic Designer must have strong attention-to-detail skills, be deadline focused, possess fresh creative design ideas, and demonstrate an enthusiasm to learn.

•Produce book internals and templates
•Assist with layout and design of catalogs, newsletters, and sellsheets
•Provide administrative and design support (file, scan, and route materials in-house).
•Prepare final files for print vendor
•Assist in the design of author posters and signage for trade shows
•Convert files for paperbacks, bind-ups, and reformatted content
•Update files for reprint editions
•Assist with maintaining department schedules
•Provide additional support for design tasks as needed
•Adjust digital artwork as needed
•Create physical samples or mock-ups as needed
•Website upkeep and design
•Other duties as assigned

•Familiarity with designing for print and the web including brochures, publications, and publicity material, animated gifs and web ads
•Must demonstrate initiative, follow-through, and be able to work under and meet deadlines
•Excellent organizational, written, and verbal communication skills
•Independent and a team player with initiative, willingness to learn and take on responsibilities
•Candidates MUST be proficient in a Mac environment using CS4–5.5 InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and MS Office.
•Must be capable of handling all types of media files (Dreamweaver, Flash, QuickTime, After Effects are an added bonus)
•Knowledge of ebook production a plus
•Coursework in Graphic Design, Typography, Visual Communication

Please send resume, a PDF of design samples (or a link to your design portfolio) if available, and salary requirements to hr@albertwhitman.com.

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