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Junior Designer

  • Application Deadline: Sept. 30, 2019
  • Northampton
  • Application Deadline: Sept. 30, 2019
  • Northampton

Igloo Books is hiring a junior designer to join the creative team in Sywell, Northampton. The junior designer is responsible for project managing book design projects, guiding creative direction and ensuring a design quality and technical accuracy is delivered.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

  • Creatively guide and coordinate book design projects in line with creative briefs and in-house style guidelines.
  • Ensure all files are coordinated through the correct design approval workflows.
  • Research and propose artists for new projects and manage the commissioning process once approved.
  • Research, brief, layout, art edit and sign-off on a wide range of book design projects.
  • Ensure all files are delivered to required technical standards and design quality during all stages of the project (including final files, plotters and advances).
  • Project manage design projects with publishing partners, ensuring key milestones are achieved.
  • Liaise with and manage relationships with external contributors, including packagers, illustrators and other freelance agents.
  • Problem solve and escalate problems as necessary to ensure schedules are maintained.
  • Ad-hoc design duties as required.

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."
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."
Nick Stearn
Art Director
"My first impressions when I joined Bonnier Books UK were: "'Wow, this company is so different." It acts in a different way, it has energy, it's exciting."

Skills & Requirements

Qualifications and experience

  • Confident user of the Adobe Suite (predominantly InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator).
  • Project management skills.
  • Confident working closely with a friendly, creative team and advising team members on a range of design projects.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Confident communicating with external suppliers and internal staff at all levels of the business.

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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IglooBooks Group

Northampton
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