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Senior Designer, Adult

Bloomsbury Publishing


Posted 4 weeks ago

Seize the chance to shape visual narratives as a Designer with Bloomsbury, a leader in the publishing industry offering a blend of creative freedom and market expertise.


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London, UK - Hybrid

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98% Remote- UK

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Expires at anytime

Bloomsbury Publishing is renowned for producing high-quality literary content and is currently seeking an innovative Designer for their Adult Trade Design department. This is a stellar opportunity for creative professionals passionate about book design, providing the chance to work on an array of projects within Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Illustrated genres in a dynamic environment.

Role Summary:

  • Create commercial and original designs for the General list within the Adult Trade department.
  • Develop designs from concept to print-ready artwork, making edits as necessary.
  • Collaborate with editors, illustrators, photographers, and various departments to ensure the highest quality of the book's final product.

Role Requirements:

  • Expertise in Creative Suite (Photoshop/InDesign/Illustrator).
  • An impressive portfolio showcasing industry experience and creative solutions.
  • Prior experience in Publishing Design.
  • The ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Application Process Details:

  • Submit a CV and cover letter addressed to Human Resources via the ‘APPLY NOW’ button.
  • Applications must include a PDF or link to a design portfolio with publishing design examples.
  • Deadline for application submission is Friday 5th April 2024.

The Bloomsbury Adult Trade Design department are looking for a highly creative and talented designer to join their busy team. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to further their career in book design, and work across a broad range of projects from Fiction, Non-Fiction to Illustrated covers.

Reporting to the Group Creative Director, you will create commercial, original and market leading designs for the Adult Trade department with a bias toward the General list. You will be market-aware in this area, with the proven ability and skills to design bold, innovative covers in this genre.

The role involves developing designs from concept through to professional print-ready finished artwork; editing and amending as required. You will liaise with editors, illustrators and photographers as required as part of the book’s journey to print. You will also work with other departments such as Editorial, Production, Marketing and Sales to contribute and shape the project to be the best it can be.

The successful candidate will have full knowledge of Creative Suite (Photoshop/InDesign/Illustrator), an outstanding portfolio in the industry and ability to create creative solutions, and previous experience within Publishing Design. The ability to juggle multiple tasks as required is also essential.

The role is a full-time permanent position based at our London office 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP on a hybrid-working pattern of 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred). Allocated office days for this role are: Monday and Tuesday.

Bloomsbury offers a competitive benefits package including a hybrid working pattern, 25 days holiday plus 3.5 days Christmas company holiday, two paid Personal Wellness Days, flexible Fridays, season ticket loan, sharesave scheme, AXA Healthcare Plan (Private Medical Insurance), in-house doctor, eyecare voucher scheme, and company culture initiatives such as Employee Voice Meetings, Staff Networks, and 21 Mental Health First Aiders trained across the UK offices, Publishing Events and access to free Publishing Resources.

Please apply with a CV and covering letter addressed to Human Resources (Word or PDF format only) via the ‘APPLY NOW’ button detailing how you meet the requirements outlined above for this role by Friday 5th April 2024. We will only consider applications with a pdf or link to your design portfolio with publishing design examples.


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