Designer

Seattle, WA, US

To support our mission to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of our readers, putting books in their hands, wherever, however and whenever they choose, we need exceptional people!

The Quarto Group is looking for a talented Graphic Designer to join the Book Group located in Seattle! This person will work closely with creative teams to conceptualize, design, and execute a wide range of books and kits for adults and kids. The ideal candidate will have a wide range of design capabilities and experience, as well as a solid understanding of print and publishing, specializing in text-driven books with complex interiors. He/She must have an expert-level understanding of Adobe Creative Cloud (lnDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) for Mac OS with a demonstrated knowledge of advanced typesetting skills as shown through a portfolio of professional work. Are you the right person for the job? Creative energy, strong design sensibility, passion and a sense of humor are essential.

The key responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to:

- Work closely and collaboratively with a creative team to create engaging licensed and non­licensed products for our publishing imprints, as well as third party publishers. 

-Responsible for designing projects assigned by Design Manager, seeing all projects through from concept, to design, delivery, and proof-checking. 

-Create strong designs within budget that are appropriate to the customer and stand out against competing products in the marketplace. 

-Present concept and design direction at Design Reviews, and provide estimate of time and costs for creative work.

-Maintain communication and manage design needs and deadlines for assigned projects with teams consisting of an editor and production coordinator, as well as a photo researcher, illustrator, and/or product developer, as needed.

-Work closely with the Design Manager to track progress and meet major milestones.

-Support the Sales team by delivering required sales materials for assigned projects.

Do you have the following skills and qualifications?

-Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design or related field.

-5+ years of experience working in an in-house creative department in print and publishing. Experience with packaging and specialty printing preferred but not required.

-Extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (lnDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) for Mac OS.

-Must demonstrate a solid understanding of composition, layout, and typography for multipage documents with a grid structure.

-Must know how to properly set up lnDesign mechanical files, using advanced techniques to flow and style text straight from a manuscript delivered in Microsoft Word.

-Must know how to package and preflight files for delivery to printer.

...then we want to hear from you!

To apply please submit letter of interest, resume and salary expectations by email to careersusa@quarto.com.

QuartoUS is an equal opportunity employer; M/F/D/V are encouraged to apply.