The Walt Disney Company Designer in New York, New York

Disney Publishing Worldwide develops original, award-winning content including books, magazines, and comic books. Its products are printed in more than 85 languages across 103 countries, and it is considered the largest publisher of children’s books and magazines in the world.

Disney Hyperion Books publishes original trade picture books and novels, including the best-selling Elephant & Piggie series by Mo Willems ,The Heroes of Olympus Series by Rick Riordan, and The Darkest Minds Series by Alexandra Bracken.

The ideal candidate should have at least 3 years of book design experience, preferably in trade book publishing. He/she should be able to offer unique design solutions to a wide range of projects. The ideal candidate would be very organized, able to prioritize his/her own workload, and skilled at collaboration with editors, illustrators, freelancers, and other departments in a fast-paced and friendly environment.

Responsibilities :

  • Book jacket and interior design from concept to final book

  • Reading manuscripts to identify key story elements, characters, themes and genre for cover inspiration

  • Presenting designs and ideas to art directors, editors, sales and marketing colleagues for review and feedback

  • Communicating instructions and comments to illustrators or photographers

  • Making changes and corrections to Creative Suite files and preparing final files to send to the printer

  • Reviewing proofs for color reproduction instruction with our production department

Basic Qualifications :

  • 3+ years book design experience

  • Proven talent in creating innovative book design, application of typography, layout, color.

  • Solid computer design skills: proficient in Adobe Creative Suite

  • Ability to juggle many projects simultaneously

  • Strong written and oral communication styles; ability to present design ideas in weekly cover meetings

  • Familiarity with print production

  • Negotiating contracts with illustrators, photographers, and handletterers, etc.

Required Education :

  • BFA in Graphic Design or equivalent professional experience

Company Overview :

DCPI is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company that brings stories and characters to life through innovative and engaging physical products and digital experiences across more than 100 categories, from toys and t-shirts, to apps, books and console games. DCPI comprises four main lines of business: Licensing, Retail, Games and Apps, and Content. The combined segment is home to world-class teams of app and game developers, licensing and retail experts, a leading retail business (Disney Store), artists and storytellers, and technologists who inspire imaginations around the world

Job ID: 478777BR

Location: New York,New York

Job Posting Company: Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media