HarperCollins Publishers

Assistant Designer - HarperAlley

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Art & Design




    HarperCollins Children’s Books is seeking an Assistant Designer with a passion for graphic novels and children’s literature to join our graphic novel imprint, HarperAlley. Launched in the fall of 2020, HarperAlley is a collaborative, creator-focused publisher of graphic novels for readers of all ages, with a focus on early reader, middle-grade, and young adult titles. The Assistant Designer will be an integral part of the team that establishes HarperAlley’s place within the rapidly growing comics community and will also be a key voice in establishing the look and feel of the imprint. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and have a passion for building something new.


  • Create and execute arresting jacket and interior designs.
  • Follow design workflow and adhere to tight deadlines.
  • Prepare files and approve proofs and other progress materials.
  • Participate in group creative discussions.
  • Collaborate and liaise effectively with creators and in-house departments.
  • Archives files into DAM.
  • Creates dummies/mockups of books for sales presentations.


  • A college degree or equivalent work experience required
  • 1+ years of relevant work experience
  • A proven ability to envision and execute outstanding design
  • Strong typographic skills
  • Understanding of comic book techniques and conventions and knowledge of current trends in graphic novel field
  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge and experience with InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, ClipStudio and related applications
  • Knowledge of children’s and young adult publishing field a plus
  • Passion for graphic novels a must

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


This role is currently based out of New York, New York. You will need to commute to the office when it reopens.

HarperCollins is an equal opportunity employer.

Our recruitment team will review all applications submitted through www.harpercollins.com/careers. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This role will be taken down when we are no longer accepting new applicants.


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