Junior Designer

Entry Level // Design Department

What does a Junior Designer do?

A Junior Designer’s job is to help sell the author’s book by making the cover the best it can be. Cover design needs to catch the eye and engage readers in creative ways. Nearly all of their work involves working on book covers but sometimes they also help with the typography in the book or with marketing materials. 

What is a Junior Designer good at?

  • Creativity; creating new, innovative and market-leading design concepts for a range of titles across all genres 
  • Proactive; in looking for fresh design solutions, new illustrators and new formats 
  • Communication; with audiences and liaising with colleagues in different teams 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Artworking; skills in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator 
  • Passionate; for design alongside a passion for books and reading 

Who does a Junior Designer work with?

The Junior Designer tends to work with the Senior Designer to define the progress of individual briefs and deadlines to ensure final book cover jackets go to press on time. 

How do I become a Junior Designer?

The route to becoming a Junior Designer varies. More often than not you will need to show a portfolio of work which showcases the skills that are relevant to the role you are applying for. 

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