HarperCollins Publishers

Senior Designer

US-NY-New York
Art & Design




Our Harper Art Dept team is currently seeking a Senior Designer to join the fast-paced, creative team. In this role, the Senior Designer will design covers for a wide range of high-profile titles under the Harper Hardcover and Paperback imprints.


  • Organize, design and manage 12-15 titles per season with guidance from Senior Art Director.
  • Organize, design and manage 12-15 mechanicals
  • Work collaboratively with all members of the team.
  • Effectively communicate with artists/photographers directly as needed. 
  • Keep projects on a timely schedule and keep supervisor in the loop on projects and manage freelancers as needed.
  • Take initiative in the course of each project to problem-solve, trouble-shoot, demonstrate consistent follow-through and meet deadlines.
  • Color correct and attend press oks when possible.
  • Archive all projects in DAM, keep supervisor informed of project status and keep production status on server updated.

As needed you will:

  • Provide design support to supervisor.
  • Return art and dead matter.
  • 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
  • Animation abilities preferred
  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting
  • A strong interest in books
  • College degree or equivalent work experience
  • Course work in graphic design, typography and 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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