Graphic Designer

HarperCollins Publishers in Grand Rapids, MI

  • Type: Full Time
position filled
**Overview** HarperCollins Christian Publishing seeks a **Graphic Designer** **with experience in typesetting predominantly black and white book interiors** to join our team in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We're an in-house Content Design team supporting multiple fiction and non-fiction publishing groups. The successful candidate should have knowledge of current book trends and typography. We work in a fast-paced environment, so appropriate creative vision, attention to detail, and execution are crucial for the role, as well as organization and managing a demanding schedule. **Responsibilities** + Work simultaneously on 18-30 book interior projects based on publishing cycle. + Work collaboratively with editorial and production on the development of book interiors from design concept to typesetting page proofs to creating high quality print ready files for simple content. + Take initiative in each project to problem-solve, troubleshoot, and demonstrate consistent follow-through to meet deadlines. + Properly manage projects and report progress. + Manipulate photos and illustrations; create graphs and charts as needed. + Responsible for pre-press operations to prepare print ready PDFs for the printer. + Collect all necessary files and documents pertaining to a project and archive following established procedures. + Repurpose existing content and make reprint corrections as requested. **Qualifications** **Knowledge:** + Advanced Macintosh computer skills in Adobe CC Suites programs: mainly InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. + Knowledge of typography and composition. Experience with the use of paragraph styles, character styles, and setting up master pages is preferred. + Knowledge of book structural elements and proofreading marks. **Work Experience:** + 2-3 years of professional experience in creative/design/type management processes; emphasis on managing text. + **Online portfolio required for consideration.** **Education:** + BA from respected institution in Design field, especially relating to interior book design and typography. **Industry Knowledge:** + Understands printing and binding processes. + Knowledge of Trade Book design and current trends preferred. **Skills:** + Knowledge of long document typesetting in InDesign. + Advanced level of skill working with Adobe CC InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator on MAC OS. + Familiarity with working in Microsoft Word and Excel a plus. + Well organized with the ability to handle multiple tasks and set appropriate priorities. + Effective written and oral communication skillswith extended team and publishers. + Flexible to changes. Able to work quickly, accurately, and efficiently. + Attention to detail is a must! + Ability to concept and create your own vision. + Analytical problem solver with a proactive attitude. HarperCollins Christian Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer **Job Locations** _US-MI-Grand Rapids_ **Category** _Art & Design_ </script>

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