Associate Art Director
Rodale Inc., is currently seeking an Associate Art Director with experience in book covers and interiors, to join a department of thriving and talented designers. Working both independently and in support of the Creative Director, the ideal candidate will be able to design for a variety of book topics and formats in a myriad of styles. Responsibilities include: Create and execute the design of covers and interiors of both 4/c and b&w booksDesign sample pages and compose style sheets for layout productionManage the visual design and production from inception to finishManage process, budget and freelance support for assigned projectsCreate and manage budgets for individual art projects such as photography and illustrationSome travel required for photo shoots or press okays Ideal candidate will possess: BFA in Graphic Design5+ years experience in adult book design and layout, both covers and interiors.Must have a portfolio which should show ability to apply excellent design skills with demonstrated design expertise in illustrated books.Strong visual skills including color sense, excellence in typography and image selection or creation.Understanding and interest of our market (Health and Fitness) and medium.Strong organizational skills; flawless attention to detail; budgetary responsibility.Solid communication and interpersonal skills - Excel at working both independently as well as in a collaborative teamAbility to take direction and apply own creative skills and talent toward successful execution.Experience in art directing and planning photo shoots. Strong interest in photography and image sourcing.Expert in industry-standard graphic software: Adobe CS suite, including InDesign, PhotoShop and Illustrator.Familiar with graphics for the web and some ability in Flash or other digital animation software is a plusStrong knowledge of printing process and ability to advise on book formats, paper and packages.