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Jr. Designer

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Under the direction of the Design Manager, the Designer I is responsible for conceptualizing sections of the prototype and covers, and designing the page layout. The Designer I works closely with the design team, editorial and marketing to maintain the look of the project. In addition, throughout the design process, the Designer I is tasked with balancing the needs of editorial and marketing while steadfastly maintaining the integrity of the design.

Under the direction of the Design Manager, the Designer I will work independently to create page layout designs that maintain the integrity of the original final prototype. The Designer I may work with a Design Lead or Designer II to design specific spreads or sections of a prototype project that will maintain the look and feel of the rest of the prototype design. The Designer I will work on cover revisions, customized covers, and covers that are presented to Business Unit Line Directors and Division Level Management.
The Designer I may collaborate on the development of digital product design in conjunction with UX designers.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
Related Work Experience:
2-3 years of experience as a Designer preferably in a publishing environment.
Education:
A BFA from an accredited four-year college specializing in graphic design/fine art, or graduate of an art school or equivalent design work experience.
Skills:
Advanced knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat; Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and FileMaker; Thorough understanding of print and file management (e.g. server, FTP); Familiarity with InDesign/InCopy workflow, Knowledge of web design and Flash is a plus.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Ability to collaborate with other groups in a team environment (e.g. Marketing, Editorial, Customization); Ability to self-manage and work independently; Detail-oriented with creative skills; Knowledge of design and typography.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
To design elements of a project and create page layouts for established design prototypes. 70%
Project Management: 15%

If interested please send your updated resume and a paragraph on why you would be a good fit to tmcmurray [at] aquent [dot] com.

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