Art Director or Book Designer - Trade Publishing

Aug 11, 2014
Sep 10, 2014
Alexa Gusman
Design, Publishing
Full Time
This Person Will:

- Create book designs (covers and interiors) that will comply with company-defined objectives
- Produce cover mechanical and print-ready files
- Manage the cover design process from start to finish with freelance designers, illustrators, and art researchers
- Use focus group testing to provide direction to freelancers
- Create and adapt interior design templates, manage typesetters, and review composed pages
- Need to be able to handle demanding design schedules
- Assist in e-book design and production
- Provide support to Creative Director on additional production, design and administrative tasks


- At least 3 years art direction experience
- Proven experience in book design
- Strong conceptual thinking and design skills with great attention to detail
- Very organized
- Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
- Extensive knowledge of typography and proper typesetting conventions
- Ability to multi-task, prioritize assignments, and meet tight deadlines
- Ability to take initiative while also working collaboratively with Design Department colleagues
- Adaptability in a fast-paced and dynamic startup environment
- Expert proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
- Bachelor's degree in graphic design or equivalent education and experience

When applying, please be sure to include a resume, cover letter, salary requirements and a link or PDF of your portfolio.

Again, candidates must already be on site in the East Bay/San Francisco area. Remote or relocation candidates WILL NOT be considered.

You may also register directly with our company by going to This will allow us to have your information and resume so that we can reach out to you in the future with opportunities that may be a fit for your location, background and skill set.

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