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Date: Sep 8, 2017

Location: Emeryville, CA, US, 94608

Status: Open Position

Company: Penguin Random House US 

Requisition ID: 10041 

Designer - Ten Speed Press




The graphic design department at Ten Speed Press, a premier lifestyle trade book publisher that includes imprints Watson-Guptill and Lorena Jones Books, seeks a highly creative book designer to join its in-house team. The designer works closely with the creative director, the editorial department, and renowned authors to conceive of book design concepts, with an emphasis on illustrated formats, while designing and producing book interiors and jackets.




  • Collaborates with creative director, editorial team, and authors to create one-off creative book designs, from concept to print-ready files, within established budget and guidelines.
  • Follows design and creative direction with authors.
  • Collaborates with senior art director on shared book projects.
  • Has creative ideas and is able to share and articulate vision.
  • Maintains schedules and meets deadlines on assigned projects.
  • Commissions work from freelance designers, photographers, and illustrators, and monitors progress, with collaboration of senior art director.




  • Graphic design skills and computer/technical knowledge for book production.
  • A passion and eye for good typography and trends in design.
  • Thorough knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite CC: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge, Acrobat Distiller, and Acrobat Pro.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office programs: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong knowledge of typefaces and typography, design, and editorial page layout.
  • Ability to think creatively and be an effective problem solver, while staying on schedule.
  • Good communication skills.
  • A team player and the ability to work independently, but know when to ask for help.


Experience and education:

  • Four-year college degree/BFA/art technical school preferred.
  • 3-5years of experience, preferably in print design.


Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program.



Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world.  In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.  Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.  More information can be found at


Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.


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