As the world’s leading illustrated non-fiction Publisher we are looking for a super creative, talented and imaginative Project Designer to join us as we evolve our Travel books with groundbreaking design.
The Travel team create the DK Eyewitness and Top 10 travel guides, along with the Like a Local series. We also produce many beautiful gift and inspiration books featuring inspirational photography and illustration from the best in the industry.
You will be passionate about design, know how to make a spread visually appealing and not be afraid to share your opinion on what you think works. You will actively research and keep abreast of new trends in illustration and photography along with design aesthetics
Reporting into the Managing Art Editor under the supervision of the Senior Designers, this is a real opportunity for you to have your say and influence the styling of our content. You will be someone who can get stuck in from the get-go, flex your approach and can handle working to multiple deadlines.
Some of your day-to-day will involve:
- Creating moodboards and styling for books
- Running and overseeing titles
- Designing jackets and internal content
- Briefing freelancers and commissioning illustrations
To succeed, you will love the buzz of working as a key part of a busy team, be eager to give things a go and unafraid of trying emerging styles and new techniques that you're always on the lookout for.
This is a busy role and you will need to be well organised to ensure you can deliver. We are a global company and the role involves working with our colleagues in London and Delhi so clear and concise communication skills, both verbal and written, are another must.
In return, you will have the opportunity to work within a truly collaborative business where you have the freedom to make a real impact if you’re willing to put in the hard work.
If you’re still reading this and have a portfolio that shows a whole breadth and depth of work, we’d love to see it. Please upload a pdf of your portfolio and most recent CV to be considered.
Salary: Up to £35,000 depending on how your skills and experience align to the role, plus bonus and benefits
Closing date for applications: Friday 2nd June 2023
We have a range of benefits to reflect our commitment to our people, some of which are:
- 25 days paid holiday entitlement in year one, plus bank holidays
- Medical cover
- Life Assurance
- Generous pension scheme
- Volunteering policy and charity matching
- Employee assistance programme
- Cycle to work scheme and discounted gym membership
- Summer hours
- Mentoring programme
- We plant a tree for every new employee to our business
DK is committed to building a diverse workforce that reflects the varied communities that read our books across the world. We encourage applications from all individuals, regardless of age, religion, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality or social background.
DK is proud to announce that we have adopted The Halo Code.
DK supports flexible working and has introduced a new ‘smart-working’ policy with a hybrid approach of working weekly from home and in DK’s office.
The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade, but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews or undertaking internships. For more information, visit www.booktradeentrysupport.org
About our Company:
We believe in the power of discovery. That's why we create books for everyone that explore ideas and nurture curiosity about the world we live in. From first words to the Big Bang, from the wonders of nature to city adventures, you will find expert knowledge, hours of fun and endless inspiration in the pages of our books.
We are the world's leading illustrated publisher and a member of the Penguin Random House division of Bertelsmann, creating cutting-edge design and stunning visual books for the whole family. We are passionate about inspiring curiosity and bring people to books through their thirst for knowledge. With a global book loving community of over 800 colleagues in the UK, US, Germany, India, China, Spain and Australia, we produce books in over 100 countries and over 60 languages. Find out more on dk.com.