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Senior Designer – Children’s Novelty Board Books

The Little Tiger Group is a dynamic publisher of – among other formats – innovative, commercial novelty board books. We have an exciting opportunity for a talented, efficient and creative Senior Designer, with a passion for novelty, to join our amazing team.

If you are someone with proven years in a novelty-book design role, and have been responsible for developing appropriately-targeted novelty boards, and delivering books from concept to production, on time and within a set budget, then we would love to hear from you. We’re looking for an outward-facing team-player who will come up with new formats, bring new ideas and illustration talent to the list, and create exceptional, innovative work.

Key duties:

  • To brainstorm and develop brand new novelty formats that are market and cost appropriate.
  • To design fantastic series with a strong, distinctive brand look and fresh, striking typography.
  • To liaise with the production department throughout format development.
  • To deliver workable, precise and comprehensive mechanical novelty files.
  • To provide clear commercial briefs and art direction through all stages of the design.
  • To pursue, nurture, inspire and develop both established and upcoming illustrators, either directly or via agents, helping them create their most exciting work.
  • To maintain accurate files and logs, meeting key deadlines and budgets.
  • To be an advocate for the Little Tiger Group.

Experience/skills required:

  • At least 4 years’ experience in children’s books.
  • Relevant market, consumer and trend awareness to help develop new commercial concepts and formats.
  • Outstanding flair for typography and book design.
  • Exceptional mechanical knowledge and attention to detail.
  • Ability to be creative in solving design problems – often in 3D.
  • Excellent skills in communication, organisation, time and project management, plus flexibility to juggle multiple deadlines.
  • Strong presentation skills, and the ability to present design concepts, approaches, and work in progress to various internal and external collaborators.
  • Good knowledge of production processes.
  • Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

To apply: email your CV and letter, including some samples of your best design work to date, and stating current salary, to jobs@littletiger.co.uk with the subject header ‘Senior Designer – LTG’ by 29th November 2021. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Our commitment: Little Tiger Group is committed to employing individuals from varied and diverse backgrounds, in order to build a team which reflects the different communities of our readers. We employ people based on their abilities, regardless of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality or socio-economic background.

Senior Designer – Children’s Novelty Board Books

Full-time, Permanent
Children's Publishing, Publisher
Design, Publishing, Administration, Communications
Salary description: 
Competitive

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