We are seeking a graphic artist who will be responsible for the production of visually appealing, custom book covers. Artist may work from home, but quick turnaround is sometimes necessary and attention to detail is crucial. Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 1) Design and execute final production of book covers (front/back/spine) for titles across the PENDIUM imprints, ensuring focus on market categories and customer needs. 2) Prepare and package final files for delivery to meet print vendor requirements. 3) Work closely with the Production and Editorial Departments to ensure books are produced efficiently, on time and with high quality standards and within budget. 4) Review color proofs for quality.
It would help in our decision process if the potential candidate (you) possessed a portfolio/website of your work that may be viewed online. Please do not forward large files/attachments - but a link to your work/website is acceptable. Qualifications: 1) Candidate must be a self starter with great design ideas including familiarity with standard design concepts relating to book publishing, but creative enough to introduce fresh and innovative looks. 2) Technically proficient with Mac computers; must have expertise in Quark, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat and Reader, Excel, and Word. 3) Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail with an ability to perform a variety of tasks under multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Impeccable time management and organizational skills to keep projects on schedule. 4) Excellent communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with both internal and external sources, at all levels of the organization. 5) Experience in design and layout. Should possess a complete understanding of the production layout process. Visit our site to familiarize yourself with the type of book covers we produce. Note: WE DO NOT USE STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY (unless author prefers), AND ALL COVERS ARE CUSTOM. PLEASE STATE YOUR RATE PER COVER DESIGN AND LINK TO YOUR PORTFOLIO.
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