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Junior Designer

Magic Cat Publishing are an award-winning children’s independent making waves across the industry and, now in our fifth year, are considered market-leaders in the illustrated children’s space. Our design team are integral to what we do, and we are excited to be growing our creative team with this role.

We are looking to hire an enthusiastic and passionate Junior Designer who is looking to take the next steps in their career. The candidate chosen for this role will be working alongside an experienced and dynamic creative team, and we will be looking to grow and develop new team member’s skills with a focus on great design, wonderful illustration and beautiful products that make an impact.

Responsibilities would include: 

  • Assisting the Art Director and Senior Designers on the creation of titles: from huge map books, to sound and pop-up titles, to beautiful poetry anthologies — and everything in between! 
  • Building on existing Magic Cat brands, and reusing backlist materials to create unique new products 
  • Creating effective, well-designed marketing materials that match the design focus of our books
  • Assisting with tasks surrounding book fairs and creating physical sales materials when necessary 
  • Monitoring and managing the workflow of sales materials and other updates across the book making process
  • Growing market awareness, discovering illustration talent for our books, and developing confidence to have input on our list as your career progresses with us


  • Proficient in Abode InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat
  • A can-do attitude with the ability to be agile and responsive to a variety of tasks
  • Capability and flexibility to prioritise and multitask effectively
  • Attention to detail
  • Initiative and ability to work independently and carefully manage the responsibility of your workload and deadlines
  • 1 year’s prior publishing or transferable experience


To apply: Please send a CV and design portfolio to Nicola Price, art director

Closing date: 27th June


Junior Designer

Magic Cat Publishing, United Kingdom
Full-time, Permanent
Children's Publishing
Junior Designer
Salary description: 
Competitive salary based on experience

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Proficient in Abode InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat, Capability and flexibility to prioritise and multitask effectively