Senior Book Designer

Location
Working from home
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Posted
Jun 13, 2017
Closes
Jul 13, 2017
Specialty
Graphic Design
Metro Area
Boston
Duration
Contract, Full Time

Hollan Publishing/Castle Point Books is seeking a Senior Book Designer to join our colorful team. This is a full-time, contract, remote position, so the candidate can work from his/her home office. Reporting to the creative director, the senior designer will assist in the production of a variety of titles in our evolving list that includes cookbooks, gift books, religious books, and coloring books, to name a few. The environment is collaborative and fast-paced. We are looking for someone who is able to take direction, but is also a self-starter. We’re hoping to find a candidate with a strong eye for design, a love of typography, and great attention to detail. The ideal candidate will be highly organized and able to switch gears regularly in order to stay on top of a demanding schedule.

Main Responsibilities Include:

• Providing design services and overall support for creative director.
• Designing book covers and interiors from concept to final mechanicals.
• Production design: taking an approved design template and applying it throughout a book.
• Providing technical assistance and reviewing final files.
• Working with freelancers to make sure they properly set up and supply files, adjusting and correcting files in house as necessary.
• Repurposing existing content and making reprint corrections as needed.
• Preparing print-ready mechanicals for a wide range of formats and finishes.
• Collecting all necessary files and documents pertaining to a project and archiving following established procedures.
• Conducting photo/stock art research.


QUALIFICATIONS

• At least 5 years of book design and production experience.
• Well versed in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign/Photoshop/Illustrator/Acrobat).
• Ability to multi-task and work under tight deadlines.
• Thorough understanding of the book design and print production processes.
• BFA preferred

* Ideal candidate will have worked successfully as a full-time freelance designer.

Please submit digital portfolio/website link and salary requirements.