Production Designer - Sasquatch Books

Sasquatch Books is seeking a Production Designer to join their team.

 

The Production Designer works closely with the Design and Production teams to produce top-quality books with high production values. The Production Designer will also lead in design and creation of marketing materials with oversight from the Brand and Design Manager. Knowledge of and interest in offset printing processes a plus.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

Production Design

  • Prepare pre-press files for design: adjust images, flow text, relink and package files, check file set-up, complete additional tasks as requested. Includes:
    • Receiving, scanning, organizing, and returning digital and analog art throughout production
      process
    • Create draft layouts and/or flow text and art in 1st pass layout
    • Complete pre-press check  in 3rd pass file including checks for image conversion, image placement/compatibility, resolution and Photoshop as necessary
  • Generate barcodes and templates for all front- and backlist titles
  • Attend production meetings to track the status of each book and ensure that projects are on schedule

 

Marketing Design

  • Design marketing and publicity collateral, including: catalogs, postcards, posters, print and web ads, email blasts, and other promotional materials.
  • Work within and maintain brand guidelines
  • Work with Marketing team to ensure clear and efficient workflow for the development of materials between marketing and design departments
  • Manage vendors and purchasing of marketing materials

 

 

Requirements:

  • Associate of Art degree in Graphic Design or equivalent
  • At least one year experience in graphic arts or print production
  • Experience with InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.  Good working knowledge of Acrobat and font application programs.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent self- and time-management skills, and organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills with all stakeholders in design work
  • High interest in contemporary typography and design trends as can be applied to book design

 

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 http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/.

 

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.

 

 

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: Washington 

City: Seattle 

Postal Code: 98101 

Job ID: 31083

 


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