June 2015 Archives

Junior Designer

We are looking for a junior designer (1-3yrs. experience) to join our team on a full-time freelance basis. Candidate should have a strong background in editorial design, information graphic design, and illustration. Strong typography skills required. Proficient knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign required. Familiarity with Adobe After Effects, HTML, and CSS a plus.

Art Director/Designer

We are looking for a mid-level (3-5yrs. experience) art director/designer to join our team on a full-time freelance basis. Candidate should have a strong background in editorial design, information graphic design, and illustration. Strong typography skills required. Proficient knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign required. Familiarity with Adobe After Effects, HTML, and CSS a plus.

1) Editorial Designer with Marketing Skills 2) Digital Designer

Segal Savad, an award-winning boutique design studio located in downtown Manhattan, is searching for: 1) Editorial Designer with Marketing Skills 2) Adobe DPS Digital Designer and Liason Titles and salaries to be determined based on portfolio and level of experience. 1) Editorial Designer We are looking for an unusual kind of talent: an editorial designer who also has a great sense for marketing and brand expression. A good conceptual thinker. A self-confident, independent and engaged communicator. A participator that brings solid ideas to the table -- and has great attention to detail. You will work directly with clients and manage projects from start to end (pre press/production). You will directly with clients, attend meetings and some occasional travel may be required. We're looking for someone who is hard-working, passionate, open to learning new digital programs and skills and willing to put in the extra hours required to create something smart and beautiful. You are fearless and ready to grow! 2) DPS Digital Designer This position is not about coding -- it's about the ability to create front end design for mobile and websites, as well as digital strategy and communication, we will teach you to become an Adobe DPS expert, designing for mobile (without coding) -- and you will help us keep on top of emerging and changing communication technologies. Significant amount of direct client contact and some travel will be required. Be ready to continually learn new and changing technologies along with the rest of our team. This person will enjoy client engagement, in addition to working collaboratively with our designers, developers, and our sales parters. *Please indicate which position you are interested in when you contact us, and if you're interested in both positions just let us know that too!

Art Director

Our client is an independent Book Publishing company based in the SF/East Bay area. Their print and digital publishing business launches new titles each month using data analytics to identify trending topics with commercial potential. They seek an Art Director with editorial publishing experience to lead a team of creative freelancers to design print and e-book covers and interiors. Responsibilities: Design book covers and interiors on a demanding production schedule Manage freelance creatives including designers, illustrators, typesetters, and photo editors Produce cover mechanicals and print-ready files Create and apply design templates for book interiors Collaborate closely with editorial and design colleagues Review and approve finished design work Additional design, production and administrative tasks as required Assist with E-Book design & production Requirements: Minimum three years experience as Art Director or Senior Designer Demonstrated excellence in editorial design, ideally in Trade Book publishing Conceptual thinker who applies creative skills to communicate ideas Sophisticated understanding of typography and typesetting process Thorough knowledge of print production requirements for publishing Strong verbal and written communication skills Able to work on multiple projects, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines Highly organized with great attention to detail Collaborative team player who also works independently and takes initiative Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop) Print design background is required, E-Book design is a plus Bachelors degree or equivalent

Freelance Art Director/Lead Designer

Southern California-based fashion & lifestyle magazine seeks an experienced freelance Art Director/Lead Designer (potential for transition to staff position in near future). JOB RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: - Design and layout of a quarterly ~200 page publication, as well as special issues - Prepare files for printer - Work collaboratively with editor in chief, with the design work performed primarily remotely, along with weekly in-person meetings in Los Angeles, San Diego or Orange County (applicant must be located in or near one of these areas) - Potential expansion of duties in the near future to become a staff position, which would add responsibilities such as assisting in conceptualizing print content from start to finish, including overseeing photo shoots, as well as overseeing the design of digital content and other assets QUALIFICATIONS: - Must have experience in editorial design (preferably fashion and/or shelter) - Bachelor's degree preferred - Advanced Adobe Creative software skills - Modern & innovative design aesthetic - Mastery of typography - Eye for photography - Familiarity with and interest in fashion, interior design, architecture, art - The ability to work independently, while being receptive to feedback - Ability to meet strict deadlines - Consistent attention to detail - MUST BE LOCATED IN LOS ANGELES OR ELSEWHERE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (this is a firm requirement, so please do NOT apply if you're not in Southern California)

Associate Art Director

Cincinnati Magazine is looking for a creative, experienced, highly motivated Graphic Designer to handle a broad range of design duties in the conception, coordination, and execution of a monthly city magazine. The ideal candidate for this full-time position will demonstrate strong typography skills, experience in photo direction and styling, and the ability to work closely with editorial staff and freelance photographers and illustrators. A fresh, creative approach to design and the ability to juggle and meet multiple deadlines a must.

Design Director - Chicago Magazine

Chicago magazine is seeking a dynamic Design Director to lead the visual direction of this 44-year-old brand across all platforms: an award-winning monthly print magazine, a popular and fast-growing website, and a recently relaunched tablet app. This is a unique opportunity to join a fast-paced and creative environment, leading a sharp and talented staff to create powerful visual content in a city full of great stories. Chicago magazine and chicagomag.com spur intelligent conversation about the city's influencers, zeitgeist-defining trends, and civic controversies through award-winning long-form journalism. Just as important, we help our readers live better by covering the best in the arts, dining, style, and more.

Freelance Graphic Designer/Presentation Designer

• Design and format visual storytelling research report • Create infographics to succinctly communicate variety of information The visual designer will work in a team responsible for creating design deliverables studies: create diagram, illustration and visualization of complex information spaces for design deliverables. The designer will also be involved in designing marketing material and web graphics as well.

Art Director

Take Magazine is looking for an Art Director with a multi-platform creative vision, the ability to generate and inspire original concepts, and a high level of design sophistication. You'll join a team of committed and creative individuals and help guide our visual evolution during the crucial first year of a brand-new magazine. In addition to overseeing the magazine, the Art Director will also guide our overall brand image and will push Take's design to the forefront of independent publishing. The day-to-day side of things • Demonstrate expert knowledge of all aspects of design and production. • Work with our Editor-in-Chief to establish overall design themes for each issue • Clearly communicate layout ideas to ensure the best outcome of each story • Manage and adhere to established budgets for creative • Collaborate with a freelance Photo Editor on image selection for all assigned stories • Hire and direct freelance illustrators and designers • Maintain involvement in all phases of design, from conception of stories to final production • Work closely with the team to plan the Take brand's visual development across all of our media platforms and maintain consistency and cohesion of design language throughout.

Production Associate

Fast Company is hiring a full-time production associate, who will report to the production director. The production associate will work on the print magazine and the DPS and iOS apps, along with the websites when necessary. Job duties include: -Sending art to color house for corrections, and guiding the color correction process with the photo department -Routing proofs and match prints to editors throughout the editorial process -Sending files to color house for match prints -Creating layouts and articles in K4 for each issue, and flowing and attaching text -Troubleshoot any K4 issues -Tightening layouts for creative director approval -Converting print layouts to DPS layouts for the iPad issue -Linking art in both print and iPad layouts -Taking care of the production process for the iPad -Working with advertising production for iPad issues to paginate complete digital issue -Creating house ads when necessary -Backing up files after ship, and sending to foreign editions along with print vendors -Updating edit wall regularly

Art Department INTERN

REDBOOK magazine (Hearst Publications) is seeking for energetic graphic design college students for an internship in the Art Department starting JULY 10th. This is an unpaid internship, working 35 hours a week. Student must be able to receive college credit in exchange for their time here. The intern will support the art team and have first-hand experience working on the magazine. DUTIES: - design a variety of departments - minor imaging work - visual research - updating layouts and visual walls - researching illustrators - art admin work. QUALIFICATIONS: - Candidates should have an interest in magazine publishing, some print experience a plus. - Must have a solid understanding of Typography, Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator.

Interactives and Feature Developer

This job is part code and part design. We're looking for someone who truly loves web-native storytelling, has an eye for beautiful things, and has the tech skills to combine the two. This person will bring FP's magazine features to life on the web, as well as enhance our long-form and multimedia storytelling. You'll also work with our web team on producing data visualizations and interactive maps. If you've got the ability and interest, we'd love for you to help build tools to make our newsroom work smarter. In this role, you are part of the newsroom, which is to say, you are a journalist and storyteller first. You'll help make editorial decisions about how stories are best displayed online, what works digitally, and what doesn't -- all the while ensuring that digital presentations function across multiple platforms. You'll also lead development on our signature packages, like our award-winning Global Thinkers. You'll leverage photography, illustrations, graphics, data visualizations, and video to create innovative and engaging visual packages on daily and weekly deadlines. You'll work with art directors and web editors to design individual stories, charts, and other content as needed.

Art Department INTERN

O, the Oprah magazine is seeking for a graphic design college student for an internship in the Art Department. This is an unpaid internship, working 35 hours a week. Student must be able to receive college credit in exchange for their time here. The intern will support the art team and have first-hand experience working on the magazine. DUTIES: - design a variety of departments - flowing in and attaching copy - updating layouts and visual walls - researching illustrators - art admin work QUALIFICATIONS: - Candidates should have an interest in magazine publishing, some print experience a plus. - Must have a solid understanding of Typography, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign. Start Immediately.

Graphic/Data Visualization Designer

Position Summary: Design graphics and create illustrations for interactive experiences on the Brookings web site; create figures and graphics for use in presentations. Design and layout Brookings print publications, including reports, fact-sheets, and other printed items. Principal Duties and Responsibilities: 50% Graphic Design • Create graphics to support Brookings publications on the web and in print. • Create comps, wireframes, and other materials necessary to guide the development of engaging Brookings content experiences. • Create miscellaneous graphics for the Brookings website, social media channels, interactive features, and other content. • Create concept illustrations that communicate Brookings research topics. • Create layouts for reports and essays. 40% Data Visualization and Graphic Content Creation • Draft and design visualization products incorporating feedback from clients. • Create compelling data visualizations and infographics in support of Brookings research. • Collaborate with staff to create infographics and other visualizations to be used strategically various social media platforms. • Perform quality assurance on final products in conjunction with Brookings researchers and communications professionals. 10% Print and Other Design • Work in close conjunction with Brookings researchers and communications professionals, design and layout Brookings print reports, incorporating text, figures and photographs. • Create graphics for use in Brookings Keynote and PowerPoint presentations. Education/Experience Requirements: Minimum bachelor's degree required, bachelor of fine art degree in graphic design preferred. Minimum three years of work experience designing for the web. Must present online portfolio of work that shows versatile design aesthetic and examples of innovative and thoughtful web and data visualization design. Knowledge/Skills Requirements: Thorough knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. Familiar with industry best-practices related to print design and brand identity. Working knowledge of web development and technologies, as they relate to design. Proficiency with HTML, CSS and JavaScript preferred. Training provided to applicants that show a basic understanding and willingness to grow. Familiarity with optimizing graphics for online use required. Strategic understanding of social networks like Faceboook, Twitter and YouTube required. Excellent spoken, written, and visual communication skills. Exceptional creativity, enthusiasm, sense of humor, team spirit, commitment, and professionalism. Ability to meet tough deadlines and juggle multiple projects. Familiarity with compatibility and cross-platform issues related to the major browsers and operating systems. Brookings is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law. Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings. No phone calls please.

Art Director

The National Trust for Historic Preservation seeks an exceptionally talented, dynamic, organized, hands-on Art Director with national magazine experience to direct the design strategy of our digital content as well as our flagship publication, Preservation magazine. The ideal candidate has proven experience in publication and content design, demonstrating the use of sophisticated art direction, design, typography, photography and illustration. You must be a multi-tasker who can easily design and lay out a beautiful feature, department, and sidebar, but can also craft a digital piece with punch. We are looking for someone who can turn out pages quickly and has the ability to dissect stories and content across both print and digital using creative solutions in a collaborative environment. This is a key role for a design thinker with a passion for storytelling, usability and an eye for visual consistency. DUTIES: • Conceptualize, art direct and implement sophisticated design solutions across all channels including the pages of the quarterly Preservation magazine--features, departments, ad specials and its digital iterations, digital companion pieces, promotions, social media materials, multimedia and other digital content as needed. • Direct the complete process from conception through hand-off of final press-ready or digital files. • Art direct and hire the best photographers and illustrators. Must have exceptional design, layout, and typographic skills. Ensures design is sophisticated, forward looking, cutting edge and brand compliant. • Must have strong leadership and communication skills, be able to articulate design solutions and execute vision of senior editorial and creative staff. • Support a positive and effective team atmosphere. This is a highly collaborative position and you must be able to multitask and adhere to multiple deadlines. Must be detail-oriented--strong organizational and time management skills are mandatory. • Must have both magazine experience and proven experience taking content across digital environments using creative presentations to tell stories online.

Associate Art Director Print magazines

Topix Media Lab YOU ARE obsessed with magazine design and love the look and feel of the printed page. Creative, hardworking, a whiz with InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator. A typography geek with a passion for cool graphics and stylish yet classic design. 2+ years of print magazine design experience is absolutely a must. A team player who can handle multiple tasks and a sometimes daunting workload in an accurate and professional manner. Someone who appreciates a decidedly non-corporate environment, working with a small but dedicated (and fun) team of like-minded pros. A dedicated fan of pop culture--music, movies, history, television, sports, fitness, cooking, etc. You'll report to both the Art Director and the Creative Director, and you'll assist in supervising both designers and interns. WE ARE a small but fast-growing publishing company in the Financial District. We publish up to 100 high-end, collectible, newsstand-only magazines per year. We partner with established brands such as Newsweek, Women's Health, Discovery Channel, Men's Health, WWE, TV Guide Magazine, Scientific American, CBS, SPIN and many others (the list seemingly grows every day). Our products are high-quality keepsakes on glossy paper with a diverse range of subject matters--Elvis, Women Who Kill, John Wayne, Elizabeth Taylor, Fall Baking, the Grateful Dead and even Call of Duty. We work in a tight-knit, informal atmosphere but we produce some of the best magazines in the business. Contact us at steven@topixmedia.com


John Brown Media is launching an exciting New England food and cooking magazine to be headquartered in Boston. We are seeking a full-time designer to assist the art director in shaping the visual language around the digital and print components of the magazine. Responsibilities: • Execute templates and layout of the magazine across all platforms--print, digital, and social • Assist with the production of photoshoots, graphics, and illustration • Design content for both print, digital, and social • Creatively tell stories through a mix of photo, illustration, charts, graphics, and more • Collaborate closely with the editor-in-chief on layouts, story ideas, and treatments Requirements: • At least 2 years graphic design experience, preferably in a consumer magazine • The ability to seamlessly weave between bi-monthly print and daily digital demands • Fluency with design from a digital perspective, including social media • Experience/skill with illustration and custom type (not required, but a bonus) • An idea machine with attention to detail • A highly collaborative mindset

Art Director, Exit 31

The Art Director works with the Creative Director in the development of new design concepts and establishes the "look and feel" of all aspects FiveThirtyEight - an ESPN-owned and operated high-volume website that focuses on quality of content with specific emphasis on data-driven journalism. This position assists in the creative development process of design, photos, marks, and the tone of this platform and product. The Art Director is responsible for the final execution of design direction under the supervision of the Creative Director. This role requires broad knowledge and advanced skills in visual design, information architecture, user interface design, web standards, and a solid understanding of available client-side technologies, as well as an ability to work within a team of designers, editors, and developers to further brand recognition and editorial goals. ESPN, Inc., The Worldwide Leader in Sports, is the leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia sports assets with over 50 business entities. Headquartered in Bristol, Connecticut, ESPN is 80% owned by ABC, Inc. (a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company), and 20% by the Hearst Corporation. Responsibilities - Well-versed and passionate about photography, illustration, and typography - Interest and experience in Data Visualization - Outstanding communicator, with an eye for detail - Creative thinker, resourceful, organized, detail-oriented - Experience in providing art direction to photographers and illustrators - Ability to concept and collaborate with a diverse editorial team - Ability to lead a team of developers and technologists on execution and implementation of design concepts - Leads execution of wireframing, UX, and testing processes across all platforms - Ability to prototype concepts efficiently and effectively under supervision of Creative Director - Ability to concept and create in-house illustration - Knowledge of the evolution of design within the sphere of digital media - Must have a passion for design and eagerness to push for creative execution - Manages multiple projects, produces design within fast paced environment - Able to maintain consistent design vision across multiple projects - Able to source and maintain relationships with illustrators, designers, and photographers consistent with goals of Creative Director - Provide art direction to illustrators and photographers consistent with the goals of Creative Director Basic Qualifications - A minimum of 6 years of art direction experience (print and/or digital). - Extensive knowledge of Adobe CS, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop - Deep understanding of user interface, interaction, design and front end design across platforms - Working knowledge of CSS, HTML 5, AfterEffects, Javascript, JQuery Preferred Qualifications - Able to lead consistent design vision across multiple platforms. - Experience in fast paced editorial environment. Required Education Bachelor's degree or advanced degree in related field. Additional Information Imagine a career with an organization that brings smiles to millions every day. Imagine working with people whose passion for what they do is simply indescribable. We are The Walt Disney Company, live with a rich legacy of innovation, entertainment, and lifelong memories. With our vast array of both businesses and professionals, you'll have the opportunity to join a team that's beloved around the world, and to find out how it feels to love what you do. We invite you to discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you've been looking for. ESPN is an equal opportunity employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all. Job ID: 268787BR-1

Family Circle Art Summer Intern

Family Circle magazine is looking for an enthusiastic intern for the art department. We are seeking someone who is available full-time this summer. The intern will attend department meetings, will work closely with the designers and photo editors to design front of book and back of book pages, and will also assist with photo research, circulating layouts, updating mini boards, and a few administrative tasks. The ideal candidate must be very organized, have excellent communication skills, a strong knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, and have the ability to work in MS Office programs. This is a hands-on experience to learn how a magazine is developed. This internship is paid and also accepts students who need school credit. Please send all resumes and examples of work to allison.fedele@meredith.com .

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