Cookbook Designer

Jun 17, 2013
Jul 17, 2013
Mr. Jason Rekulak
Full Time
This position involves designing approximately 12 books per year -- typically, 4-6 cookbooks and a variety of other titles (crafts, fiction, pop culture, art books, humor, etc). This designer will report to the Art Director and will supervise a variety of freelance illustrators, photographers, and designers.

Essential Duties:
* Conceive and design covers and interiors of approximately 12 books a year.
* Work with Art Director and 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 awards

* 3-5+ 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 and a link to online portfolio via email through Media Bistro. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

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