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Junior Designer 1 year FTC

  • Application Deadline: April 28, 2019
  • Northampton


Based in our Children’s team at Igloo Books in the Northamptonshire countryside, you will manage and create high-quality designs for a range of products, including picture books, sound books, treasuries and novelty books. Working with an editorial partner, you’ll brief illustrators, design layouts, create eye-catching covers, take projects all the way from initial concept to final approval and much more.

Igloobooks is part of Bonnier Books, a major UK publisher, and publishes quality children’s, licensed and adult titles - we believe every book matters.

Role Responsibilities


  • Creatively guide and coordinate the books in line with the creative briefs, making sure all files are coordinated through the correct design approval workflow for the team.
  • Select and propose artists for new projects where applicable, and commission them once approved
  • Research, brief, layout, art edit and sign-off on a wide range of books across different formats and novelties to make the best product possible.
  • Make sure all files are to the technical accuracy required and to the design quality during all stages – final files, plotter and advance stages.
  • Make sure all Igloo books are produced to house design style and fulfil the in-house creative brief.


  • Project-manage books in partnership with their ‘publishing partner’ within the allocated team, making sure key milestones are kept to and final files are supplied on time.
  • Project-manage a range of books, of the appropriate number and complexity.
  • Liaise and manage 3rd-party contributors, including packagers, illustrators and other freelance agents that are needed to create a project.
  • Problem-solve and/or escalate problems in the correct manner and in good time to allow schedules to be hit.
  • All other adhoc duties as assigned

Work with great people

Alex Alexandrou
Head of Commissioning - Children's
"When I joined Igloobooks, I saw it as an exciting opportunity that would offer a completely different experience to any other design environment - I still like it after being here for over five years!"
Sahina Bibi
Marketing Executive
"My team is vibrant and fun; brilliant minds brimming with wonderful ideas. Though we each manage our own projects, we're always bouncing ideas off one another and brainstorming fresh new initiatives a"
Shane Hegarty
Head of Operations
"From my earliest days in the company I have been encouraged and enabled to have an appreciable input into how, when and what gets done – which is a rare thing to obtain, or sustain, in any company."

Skills & Requirements

Skills & Experience

  • A good understanding of formats, age-ranges and subject matters
  • A good understanding of Design Process
  • Good technical skills on key software (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Good people management skills
  • Good project management skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Good communicator
  • A dynamic, proactive team player

Great Place to Work

  • Competitive Salary

  • Working with a team of passionate, talented people

  • Internal learning and development programmes

  • Career Development opportunities

  • Fun social events

About the company

Bonnier Books is a major UK publisher with group sales of £80m. Home to three divisions and 16 adult and children’s imprints, we publish across a wide variety of genres, for different ages. From crime to reading group fiction; memoir to self-help; activity to reference – we believe every book matters.

For more information about Bonnier Books UK please visit our website: www.bonnierbooks.co.uk

Aleksandra Chudoba | Hiring Manager

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