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Art Director / Bookazines or Books
Ref No.: 17-12184
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Full Time/Contract
Start Date: 09/22/2017

Undergraduate degree, preferably a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. Bachelors or equivalent, 10+ yrs experience.

Job Summary: Art Directors must have the skills and experience to handle all art and design responsibilities for an entire book, with minimal assistance or supervision. After an initial planning discussion with the Editorial Director and Creative Director, they work closely with an Editor and Photo Editor to create a book on a given topic (usually 96 editorial pages, plus covers). Throughout the process, the work is reviewed and critiqued by the Editorial Director and Creative Director, and feedback is incorporated into the layouts.

Primary Responsibilities: Consulting on the book map, researching and choosing photography with Photo Editor, creating or assigning illustrations and informational graphics, researching or creating graphic elements, researching and acquiring fonts, creating a distinctive graphic look and design for the topic, arranging type, photography and graphic elements in InDesign layouts, flowing in live text, captions and display type, checking layouts in the Time Inc. Woodwing system, assigning all text elements to InCopy, working with Editor to fit text and make corrections, attending meetings and wall shows throughout process until book is approved and shipped, approving bluelines from printer.

Requirements: Extensive proven work experience as an Art Director or Creative Director at comparable consumer publications. Proficient use of InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and other visual design tools. Demonstrable graphic design skills with a strong portfolio.