Senior Book Designer
The Senior Book Designer oversees the visual identity of Quirk Books and our print and digital publications. This person is responsible for designing approximately 12 books per year. The candidate will also art direct two junior designers and a variety of freelance illustrators, photographers, and designers. Essential Duties:* Conceive and design covers and interiors of approximately 12 books a year.* Art direct the creative work of two junior staff designers (and occasional freelancers) producing additional books and related print and digital marketing materials.* Work with Publisher to determine appropriate budgets for each title and for the design department.* Hire and manage freelance artists and photographers to create covers and interior artwork.* Work with Managing Editor to schedule and prepare materials for Sales meetings.* Create designs that are appropriate for both physical and digital versions of books.* Submit key titles for industry design awardsQualifications:* 5-10+ years experience in book publishing* Ability to execute a broad range of designs for our very eclectic list. Quirk publishes adult, YA, and middle-grade fiction across all genres as well as cookbooks, craft books, history books, art books, gag gifts, tarot decks, pop-up books, graphic novels, and more. * Knowledge of typography, illustration, and photography* Proficiency in InDesign, Quark, Photoshop, and Illustrator required.* Ability to take direction but also take initiative and create independently as well.* Active interest in print and digital design trends* Solid print production experience required; experience with digital production preferred Please send resume, salary history, and a link to online portfolio via email through Media Bistro. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.