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We have an excellent opportunity for a Designer, who has a passion for children’s books and the publishing industry.


Working at Make Believe Ideas is an opportunity to be part of an exciting story. The company prides itself on its family culture and we believe we are unique in the world of publishing with creative, innovative formats and our speed to market approach.

Working as part of a team, the ideal candidate will have a proficient knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite and will be able to take a job from an idea or sketch through to print-ready artwork.


  • Follow a brief and work with other members of the Creative Team on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Work to schedules, ensuring deadlines are met
  • Produce page designs using InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, ensuring the Design Team’s agreed procedures and styles are adhered to
  • Mock up sales and marketing materials to a high standard for new products
  • Work with the Design Team Leader and Art Director to commission freelance illustrators for specific projects
  • Ensure the timely delivery of print-ready artwork to the Production Team
  • Check and approve proofs and plotters as required by the Production Team and in accordance with agreed schedules
  • Liaise with the Sales and Production Teams, providing creative input and support when required


  • Have a passion for children’s books
  • Have a real design flair and are innovative and creative, with strong awareness of current trends
  • Have an excellent understanding of design principles, such as colour, typography and composition
  • Have a high level of creativity and must enjoy working with others and discussing creative ideas
  • Must be very organised, motivated, able to work well under pressure, with a high attention to detail and excellent time-management skills
  • Will be proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Must be located within easy commutable distance of Berkhamsted

We offer excellent benefits including opportunities for career development in an exciting and supportive environment, 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays, contributory pension scheme, life assurance, discounted gym membership, substantial discounts on our books, 20% off hot food served in our on-site café, discounts to many high street and online stores and many more.

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.


To be considered for this job vacancy, please submit a Cover Letter, CV and portfolio to for review


Make Believe Ideas, Berkhamsted
Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Publishing, Production, Communications, Design, Business Development
Salary description: 
dependant on experience + Benefits

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Will be proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite Must be located within easy commutable distance of Berkhamsted