Ten Speed Press seeks Designer

Ten Speed Press Designer

The Ten Speed Press Design department seeks a creative book designer to join its dynamic 10-person in-house team. We are a leading publisher of food and drink, art and design, business, lifestyle, and self-help books. You, the designer, will work closely with Art Directors, the Creative Director, the Editorial department, and renowned authors to conceive of illustrated book design concepts.

Check out our website and Instagram for recent examples!

Responsibilities and duties:

  1. Generate and iterate creative ideas and solutions to share with book teams
  2. Collaborate with editorial and production partners and authors
  3. Clearly and effectively communicate about and advocate for design
  4. Create mood boards for design, typography, and color
  5. Manage schedules and book making process with support from manager
  6. Manage some projects independently, collaborating with editorial partner and authors
  7. Manage color printing process and preflight with oversight from manager
  8. Identify potential creative collaborators, including illustrators, photographers and freelance designers
  9. Commission illustrators and freelance designers and monitor progress with oversight from manager
  10. Assist art directors with photoshoot organization, shot lists, and on and off-set direction


  • 3–5 years experience, preferably in print design
  • Excellent graphic design skills, with a passion and eye for good typography and design trends
  • Exceptional interpersonal and verbal communication skills, strong attention to detail, and timely and efficient follow-up
  • Thorough understanding of the book design process and technical knowledge of book production
  • Strong knowledge of typefaces and typography, full-color printing processes, RGB/CMYK color spaces, and image formats, and facility with color correction of digital photography
  • Ability to think creatively and be an effective problem solver, while staying in budget and on schedule
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, multi-task, and coordinate workload
  • Must be a team player with the ability to work independently while knowing when to ask for help
  • Curious, empathetic, and motivated to learn about new topics and other points of view
  • Thorough knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite CC: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge, Acrobat Distiller, and Acrobat Pro
  • Working knowledge of MS Office programs: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter along with a link to your portfolio

Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Our range of benefits include, but are not limited to, Medical/Prescription drug insurance, Dental, Vision, Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Pre-Tax and Roth 401(k), Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life/AD&D Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Student Loan Repayment Program, Educational Assistance & generous paid time off.

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world.  In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.  Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.  More information can be found at http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/.

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