Job Opportunity: Designer

Join Our Magical Team! 

FairyLoot, the leading subscription box for fantasy books, is on the hunt for a talented, creative, and experienced Designer to join our brilliant Book Production Team. This role is a perfect match for individuals who are passionate about fiction, particularly fantasy, romantasy, and contemporary genres. If you have a keen interest in the special edition market and are excited about bringing unique book designs to life, we would love to hear from you!

Your Role:

As part of our dynamic team, you will be working on a diverse range of projects. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Creating captivating and marketable illustrations for dust jackets, hardcovers, endpapers and book edges.
  • Designing illustrations for print, with a close attention to detail in foil, spot UV, and embossing.
  • Integrating typography into designs to enhance the overall aesthetic
  • Ensuring all files are print ready
  • Collaborating with the team to produce high-quality designs that resonate with our audience

What we’re looking for:

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator).
  • A strong portfolio demonstrating your expertise in the industry and ability to generate creative solutions
  • Previous experience in Publishing, specifically in creating impactful book covers
  • The capability to manage multiple tasks and meet tight deadlines
  • Up-to-date knowledge of trends in the special edition market
  • Independence in handling design briefs, as well as the ability to thrive in a team setting
  • An organised and efficient approach to work

Your key responsibilities:

  • Brainstorming creative ideas for special edition books, interpreting feedback and delivering innovative designs
  • Preparing files for print, this includes checking and setting the correct file formats, colour modes, paper finishes, foil, and ensuring that all elements are print-ready (resolution, bleed, crop marks, etc.)
  • Overseeing the creative journey from initial concept to final artwork, ensuring budget compliance and meeting deadlines. 
  • Engaging actively with various stakeholders, aligning design efforts with our publishing strategy and market approaches.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Proficiency in both print and digital design requirements.
  • Exceptional typographic abilities.
  • In-depth knowledge of relevant illustrators.
  • Understanding of genre-specific commercial design trends.
  • Keen interest in current design and media trends.
  • Schedule management skills in a publishing context.
  • Strong problem-solving acumen.
  • A proactive and driven work ethic.
  • Teamwork capabilities.
  • Ability to forge effective working relationships.
  • Outstanding communication skills.
  • Competence in managing tight deadlines.
  • Excellent organisational and multitasking skills.
  • Prior experience in a design studio or the publishing industry.

Additional information:

  • Location: Work from Home, WORLDWIDE
  • Hours: 9-5pm Full time employment contract (UK based eligible only) OR freelancer contract (rest of world)
  • Starting salary: Competitive

Job Benefits:

  • Complimentary FairyLoot products
  • Private healthcare plan
  • Work equipment, if required
  • Company pension
  • 31 days holiday as well as bank holidays

Apply to be a FairyLoot Designer.

We will invite applicants who we think would be a good fit for this role to an interview by email. Unfortunately, we will not be able to reach out to everyone who applies but we thank every single one of you for your interest and time applying.

Thank you so much for your time and interest!

Team FairyLoot 🖤

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