Associate Art Director

Employer
ABRAMS
Location
New York City, New York (US)
Salary
Competitive salary and eligible to enroll in health benefits, 401k, etc.
Posted
May 17, 2019
Metro Area
New York
Duration
Full Time

Summary: The Associate Art Director will focus on the design and conceptualization of branded middle-grade series and chapter books.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee Amulet imprint with a focus on the middle-grade branded series
  • Concept and design approximately 15-20 new titles per year.
  • Manage Assistant Designer
  • Define look and feel of branded middle grade series
  • Create mood-boards for new projects providing a wide range of illustration talent to fulfill the needs of each project
  • Have a strong list of illustrator contacts
  • Scout, hire and art direct freelance designers.
  • Work closely with editors, authors, designers and team to define the look and feel of each cover and series

Experience

  • Minimum of 7-10 years of design experience in book publishing with a proven track record in the middle grade field
  • Excellent organizational skills and keen attention to detail
  • Experience and knowledge of series branding
  • Experience working with high-profile authors
  • Understanding of the commercial market and design trends of middle-grade series and commercial YA book covers
  • Ability to manage multiple freelance designers and work with outside packagers
  • Proficiency with current Adobe Design Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Motivated to learn, grow, research, solve problems, and work closely with team members
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with editors and other departments
  • Desire to work closely within a team of other designers, editors, and production managers

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