The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The University of Washington Press is the leading publisher on the arts, cultures, and history of the Pacific Northwest. In addition to these regional strengths, the Press is nationally known for its distinguished lists in art history, architecture and sustainable design, Asian studies, Asian American studies, Native American studies, anthropology, Western and environmental history, natural history, and environmental studies. The Press is also well known for the quality and design of its highly illustrated books, with a history of producing collaborative and award-winning publications through partnerships with museums, tribes, and cultural organizations.
UW Press has an outstanding opportunity for a Part-Time, Temporary Production and Design Assistant
Under the general direction of the art director, the production and design assistant will provide production and design support for the creation of book covers and interiors, marketing and development materials, seasonal and subject catalogs, and the University of Washington Press website. The production and design assistant is a temporary 50% FTE position (20 hours/week). S/he is responsible for supporting the design needs of the Press while upholding established design standards and maintaining book production schedules.
Project duties include:
Creation of cover mechanicals (laying out back covers) for new and backlist titles Conversion of cover mechanicals from jacket to paperback format for new and backlist titles. Image research for interior and cover use. Making of interior corrections to designed book files. Preparation of InDesign files for the printer. Archiving design files. Layout of marketing materials according to templates Design and layout of development materials. Review and analysis of image files for incoming book projects. Other duties as assigned.
Overview of responsibilities as a percentage of time:
40% Cover design and layout: Design and layout of back covers, conversion of existing jackets to paperback covers, image research in support of Art Director's cover design work, and occasional design of front covers. 30% Preparation of marketing and development materials, including tip sheets, subject-matter catalogs, brochures, postcards, stationery, and print ads. 15% Interior layout of and corrections to book interiors through preparation of InDesign files for the printer. 10% Image review, analysis, and preparation (adjusting color, converting files) for art programs of new books. 5% Website support.
Associate's degree Six months to two years of professional design experience on printed materials; High level of proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, with focus on InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator; Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; Ability and flexibility to work independently and as a team member; Ability to meet project deadlines, organize workload, and prioritize duties in a busy environment and under pressure of overlapping deadlines.
Bachelor's degree, preferably in the visual arts, graphic design, humanities, or social sciences; Experience with book design and production; Marketing design experience; Web design experience.
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