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Children’s Book Designer – Non-Fiction

💼 Graduate Job


🤑 £27.5k - £34.4k
Apply by Jan 8


Usborne is an independent, family business, creating books which spark curiosity in children of all ages. These range from books for babies such as the bestselling That’s not my… series of touchy-feely books, to YA fiction from acclaimed authors such as Holly Bourne and Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé – with everything from Magic Painting to Politics for Beginners in between.

Whilst the company is now a market-leader in children’s publishing and one of the best-known brands in children’s books, the company retains a friendly and familial feel. If you want to work somewhere close-knit enough for people to know your name, which has a first-class reputation around the world, Usborne is the place for you.

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Area of Responsibilities

Creative Arts & Fashion


As a designer no two days will be the same. You will get to engage your creative skills working with talented writers and fantastic artists, from thinking up new art and craft projects, drawing our amazing picture books, figuring out books with peep through holes or ingenious flaps or maybe creating a dramatic comic book. You will be working on an amazing range of imaginative books, with design that makes books jump off the shelf and make people want to read them. We are looking for a talented, enthusiastic and creative designer, with a flair for design, typography, illustration and most importantly a passion for creativity. You will need to work well under your own direction and with a creative team, developing eye-catching, fascinating books.
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You may have just graduated from your studies in a design-led course or you may have a few years of experience in a similar design role, but be looking for the next step in your career. Whichever it is, you must have a good working knowledge of Adobe CC - InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop and have a passion for great design.Our department is a busy one so the ability to juggle projects, communicate well within and outside of the team and be able to adapt to changes in direction is a must.
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Education requirements



We offer a 35-hour working week from our offices in Farringdon, London and once you have settled into the office you will be able to work from home under our 3:2 work arrangement where you can work up to 2 days a week from home.In addition to our transparent salary grading structure, for this role we also offer a range of benefits including:25 days paid holiday entitlement plus bank holidays, increasing with serviceHealthcare Scheme for you and your dependentsComprehensive Employee Assistance ProgrammeFree fruit in the office50% Discount on Company BooksIndustry-leading Pension Scheme and Life Assurance
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