Art Director
Job Details


This position oversees all aspects of book design (cover and interiors) through to the final print files. The art director collaborates with editors and authors/licensors to achieve an appropriate and compelling look for each book. As an art director, you’ll be responsible for the execution and on-time delivery of high-quality creative materials for books and take on additional publishing projects, such as calendar design.


  • Create compelling, high-quality designs for book covers and interiors
  • Overseeing all aspects of design and production, including the review of color separations and proofs
  • Meet all schedules and budgets
  • Supervise freelance design, photography, and illustration.
  • Negotiate fees and contracts with freelance designers, illustrators, photographers, creative service representatives and stock houses.
  • Assist with sales and marketing departments with promotional material as needed.
  • Keep up with current creative trends in the publishing industry.
  • Prepares printer-ready files including art alterations and PDF creation.


  • Excellent design, Photoshop and typography skills
  • Passion for graphic novel and manga comic design
  • Work experience in design and production that showcases the ability to visually communicate to a specific audience
  • Ability to adapt to authors or licensors’ needs and requests and willingness to be flexible and collaborate with others
  • Proven ability to proactively prioritize a multitude of complex assignments effectively and to meet or beat tight deadlines consistently
  • Project planning, budgeting, scheduling, and time management.
  • The ability to work well with co-workers, outside venders, and authors and licensors.
  • Be efficient with communicating ideas and concepts. Plus, the ability to present in front of groups.
  • Well versed with Apple computer, Adobe Creative Suite (Indesign, Illustrator, PhotoShop, Acrobat Pro (Microsoft- Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Knowledge of print production and the ability to trouble shoot production issues.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design
  • 5 + years’ experience in graphic design
  • 2 + years’ experience managing designers, photographers, illustrators, production artists
  • Managing budgets and schedules
  • Apple computer, Adobe Creative Suite (Indesign, Illustrator, PhotoShop, Acrobat Pro (Microsoft- Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Good communication skills