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Date: Nov 15, 2017

Location: Emeryville, CA, US, 94608

Status: Open Position

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Requisition ID: 12339 

Senior Designer, Ten Speed Press


The Ten Speed Press Design department seeks a creative book designer to join its dynamic 10-person in-house team. Ten Speed Press, is a leading publisher of food and drink, art and design, business, lifestyle, and self-help books.  Designer works closely with Creative Director, editorial department, and renowned authors to conceive of illustrated book design concepts. 



  • Collaborate with Creative Director, editorial team, and authors to create unique book designs, from concept to print-ready files, within established budget and guidelines.
  • Create mood boards for design, typography, color, photography, and illustration.
  • Have creative ideas and be able to share and articulate your vision.
  • Maintain schedules and meet deadlines on assigned projects.
  • Maintain the highest design and production standards.
  • Commission work to freelance designers, photographers, and illustrators when needed and monitor progress.


Essential Abilities or Functions:

  • The ability to speak fluently in the language of aesthetic, visual, and informational design.
  • A passion and eye for good typography and trends in design.
  • Excellent graphic design skills and technical knowledge of book production.
  • 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, full-color printing processes, RGB/CMYK color spaces, and image formats, and facility with color correction of digital photography.
  • Ability to think creatively and be an effective problem solver, while staying in budget and on schedule.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, multi-task, and coordinate workload.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Must be a team player and have the ability to work independently, and know when to ask for help.


Experience and Education:

  • 4-6 years’ experience in print design and book publishing.
  • 4 year college degree/BFA/art technical school preferred.


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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