Lead Designer, Weldon Owen Children’s Books – London

Weldon Owen Children’s Books is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic designer to work on an exciting new slate of illustrated titles for children.

The list is mostly non-fiction and covers every topic imaginable, from animals and art to science, space, the environment, personal well-being, and escape puzzles. We also have a list of chapters in the works. Our desire is to present the subjects in a new way with contemporary art, design and typography. We are passionate about illustration and love eccentricity.

Working closely with the Art Director and Editor, you will be involved in all stages of the creative process, from pitch to publication.

We are a small, passionate team, currently working remotely with regular meetings in London. Our parent company is based in the United States.

You must be passionate about typography, contemporary illustration, photography and graphic design, with excellent skills and experience in layout and cover design, commissioning illustrators and working with the typography. You should be familiar with Adobe Cloud products with

a high level of knowledge in Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator as well as knowledge of the print production process and file setup for the press. Experience in picture books would be an asset.

You will be in charge of your own budgets and schedules, and will manage external teams of packaging, illustrators and designers in conjunction with the editorial team. You must be a highly organized self-starter, unfazed under pressure and a good team player.

This is a full time position. Final job title and salary depends on experience.

Please send an up-to-date resume and cover letter, including your current salary, to [email protected]

Deadline: May 27, 2022

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