Creative Director

Location
Minneapolis
Posted
Aug 19, 2013
Closes
Sep 18, 2013
Contact
Hiring Manager
Category
Design, Publishing
Duration
Full Time
Job Description: Quayside Publishing Minneapolis is seeking an experienced, energetic, and creative individual with both leadership and supervisory experience, as well as demonstrated book design experience featuring strong skills in page- and cover-design, layout, typography, and time management for the role of Creative Director. This position encompasses a wide range of creative and organizational responsibilities including conceptualization, management and supervision of internal staff and freelance resources.

Responsibilities:
• Supervise and offer creative direction to a staff of 3-4 design managers.
• Conceptualize covers and interior page designs of books with an innovative and cutting edge design sensibility.
• Hiring and managing freelance page layout and cover designers for illustrated and narrative books, including contracting and approval of invoices.
• Gather and prepare file packages for delivery to production staff and printers.
• Review of color proofs for covers and interior pages.
• Manage schedules in accordance with directions from Managing Editor.
• Archiving of all project files.

Requirements:
• Four-year degree in design/art, or equivalent work experience.
• Minimum of 5 years of relevant print publishing experience.
• Minimum of 2 years experience in a leadership/administrative role with subordinate staff.
• Knowledge of typography, graphic design, book manufacturing technology, printing and production methods.
• Mastery of all graphic programs, including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
• A working knowledge of current industry and design trends.
• Good written and oral communication skills.
• Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail.


For consideration, please submit resume & salary requirements to HR@quaysidepub.com.
No phone calls please.

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