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Senior Graphic Designer - Hay House carlsbad, california

Senior Graphic Designer - Hay House carlsbad, california

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The Senior Designer will handle all aspects of book and product design. This will include editorial and author consultation; cover, interior, and packaging design; and complete follow:through to bound book. The ideal candidate will be creative and resourceful, and have a working knowledge of publishing trends and branding. This individual will hire illustrators, negotiate contracts, and be the staff liaison for free:lanced projects. Ability to handle a wide range of creative complexities, including illustrated and four:color books is necessary. A thorough knowledge of the Adobe Creative Cloud, especially InDesign, Word and the overall production process is required. A strong knowledge of typography and design is also required. Candidate will have strong communication skills, the ability to work well under pressure, and be able to cope with demanding deadlines.

Main Functions and Responsibilities:
:Conceptualizes original book packaging and other products (i.e. create layout, look and feel, and sets up file, choosing color palette, photography, layout style, fonts, composition, creating required graphics, illustrations and/or charts).
:Designs and produces interiors of books from manuscript to bound book
:Hires and works directly with freelancers, illustrators, and photographers
:Works with editors relating to job specific design/editorial tasks
:Maintains a strong working knowledge of spiritual/self:help market
:Completes all production work with each project including importing copy, creating tables, figures, etc.
:Reviews each job for accuracy
:Continues on the job training and research to further grow their skills and expertise that to their daily workload
:Provides feedback to designers, production artist
:Supervises, corrects, and approves work of all designers
:Updates traffic manager and PLM on job status and attends creative department meetings
:Consults, updates, and works closely with Art Director
Minimum Requirements:
:Bachelors degree in graphic design or illustration
:Minimum of 10 years experience in book design
:Prior experience working with the various stages of book production, from initial design to bound book
:Experience guiding junior designers and production artists by providing design feedback
:Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
:Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
:Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
:Strong written and verbal communication skills
:Excellent organizational skills
:Demonstrate an eye for balance, spacing and excellent typographical layout
:Knowledge of color and typography
:Provide a portfolio demonstrating a range from clean and simple to colorful and dynamic design aesthetic with an ability to adapt to an existing brand identity
:Experience in book or publishing design, with samples showing layout of multi:page, text:heavy documents. Publications in the inspirational, self:help, religious, and diet/health industry would be most relevant
:Interest in inspirational book publishing
Performance Measurements:
:Assure that Company design standards are consistently represented in all published products
:Complete project tasks on time
:Maintain and add to comprehensive knowledge of standards, methods and practices of design, layout and composition of printed material through continual research and practice


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