HarperCollins Publishers


US-NY-New York
Art & Design




We are currently seeking a creative and motivated Designer to join the HarperCollins Children’s Design team. In this role, the Designer will design covers and interiors for high-profile Young Adult and Middle Grade Children’s books.


  • Organize, design and manage several projects per season with guidance from the Art Directors.
  • Work collaboratively with all members of the Design and Editorial teams on the development of the book from concept to finish.
  • Must be able to adapt to a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.
  • Prepare presentations for Editorial, Sales and Marketing teams.
  • Keep projects on a timely schedule and keep supervisor in the loop on projects.
  • Color correct with production and editorial teams.
  • Archive all projects on time and be aware of production status.
  • As needed you will:
    • Provide design support to supervisors.
    • Provide general assistance on special projects.


  • Minimum 3-5 years of design experience required
  • Book cover design experience strongly preferred  
  • Solid understanding of production process, color correction of proofs, timely routing of materials
  • Pre-press experience preferred
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to set priorities under pressure
  • Strong Mac skills and design skills using InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting
  • A strong interest in children’s books
  • College degree or equivalent work experience in Graphic Design, Typography, and/or Illustration preferred


 HarperCollins Publishers is a company full of people who are passionate about books. When you apply for a position, we want to know why you want to work here, and why you are interested in the job. That’s why cover letters are strongly preferred.


HarperCollins Publishers is an equal opportunity employer.


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