Designer - Grosset & Dunlap
Our Grosset & Dunlap imprint is looking for a dynamic Designer who will be responsible for designing and managing 25-30 children’s books per year.Grosset & Dunlap has a strong presence in trade and mass market stores, as well as schools. The imprint publishes captivating, fun, smart paperback series for children and licensed books, based on some of the hottest properties. Additionally, Grosset works to expand the world of in-house brands like The Little Engine That Could, The World of Eric Carle, and Skippyjon Jones, Ladybug Girl, Llama Llama.Specifically, the Designer:1.Designs and manages all stages of book production – for both covers and interiors – for 30-35 children’s book titles a year. Responsibilities herein include hiring and directing illustrators, working with freelance designers, trafficking material for approval, maintaining schedules, and preparing files for output.2.Works collaboratively with all members of the team from concept to finish.3.Effectively communicates with artists and agents.4.Maintains and strictly adheres to production schedules. 5.Remains current on art, design and publishing trends.6.Takes a creative lead by bringing new ideas and new methods of workflow to the design team.7.Assists other Designers and the Art Director as needed.8.Works with other in-house departments to ensure materials requests are met in a timely and effective manner.Please apply if you meet the following minimum qualifications:•A BFA degree in graphic arts (Illustration, Graphic Design, Communication Design)•Minimum of 3 years prior design experience•Excellent written and verbal communication skills•Strong organizational skills with attention to detail•Ability to multitask multiple projects while adhering to tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment•Advanced knowledge of Adobe’s Creative Suite programs, including InDesign, Photoshop, IllustratorPreferred qualifications include:•Children’s book experience a plus.•Enthusiasm for video game and children’s animation genres.Please email your resume and cover letter with salary requirement to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the position for which you are applying in the subject line. No phone calls/agencies.