Graphic Designer/Art and Production Coordinator

San Francisco
Dec 31, 2013
Jan 30, 2014
Hallie Warshaw
Design, Publishing
Full Time
Job Description

•Design book covers and interiors from start to finish
•Do all production on books including sending them to print and fielding ozalid and proof changes
•Build and create full book layout in InDesign with master pages, style sheets, paragraph, character, and object styles, etc.,
•Place 4c and 2c art files into layout
•Interpret and input copyediting and design changes into final layout
•Prepare entire book interior and cover for print
•Photoshop clean-up and/or corrections, cleaning up illustrations, and creating other general graphic elements
•Organize and track all project schedules
•Work with editorial dept to implement all text and editorial elements of each book
•Keep master list of all books’ specs
•Work with distributor’s production/print dept and send all books to press
•Review and approve press proofs, colors, ozalids for all books, implement all changes and corrections


•MUST HAVE experience in the design and production of large books of 4c and 2c spot colors and must have sent at least 8-10 books to press in the past 1-2 years
• Interest in book design, cover design, and layout
• Passion about design in general, pushing the envelope a bit, and guiding the look and feel of company’s books, and all look and feel materials
• MUST HAVE Book and/or Magazine layout experience with multi page documents (all of our books are between 180-300 pages)
• Must be extremely proficient in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
• Strong skills for layout accuracy and consistency
• Strong attention to detail and ability to work under tight deadlines
• Must work on a Mac

NOTE: Please do not apply for this job if you have not sent at least 8-10 complex books either 4c, and/or 2c spot colors to press within the last 1-2 years.

To Apply

•Send resume, cover letter, samples, and salary requirements to We must see sample layouts in your initial application. Please send materials to the above email address only. Do not contact Zest staff members individually, and no calls please.

Candidates will not be considered without the above materials. We look forward to seeing your work!

This is an in-house position in the San Francisco. We accept applications from out of the San Francisco Bay Area, but cannot offer a full relocation package.

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