HarperCollins Publishers

  • Designer

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Art & Design
  • Overview



    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 middle grade and young adult titles.




    • Organize, concept and execute design and stages of mechanicals for approximately 25 titles a year with guidance from Art Director and Associate Art Director.
    • Work collaboratively with members of the Design and Editorial teams on the development of the book from concept to finish.
    • Keep projects on a timely schedule and keep supervisor in the loop on projects.
    • Design covers and interiors for your assigned projects.
    • Color correct with production and editorial teams and attend press oks when possible.
    • Archive all projects on time and be aware of production status.
    • Provide design support to supervisors, as needed.
    • Provide general assistance on special projects, as needed.
    • Archive all projects in DAM, keep supervisor informed of project status and keep production status on server updated.



    • Minimum 3-5 years of design experience preferred
    • 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 Employee


    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed