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Production Artist

HAY HOUSE INC Carlsbad, CA

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Production Artist

Who We Are

Hay House is a mission-driven company dedicated to supporting positive change in the world by helping all people to grow in mind, body, and spirit. With a diverse roster of customers, authors, and points of view, Hay House offers products and resources that empower, educate, and inspire such as books (print, electronic, and audio), card decks, calendars, streaming content, mobile apps, and more. From self-improvement to spirituality, health to business, metaphysics to memoir, diet to tarot, childrens books to crystals, we offer our audience a wide selection of practical and inspirational resources in a broad range of formats.

Position Summary

Hay House is looking for a Production Artist to join us in our creative department. The Production Artist will manage various book design projects and will work closely with the art director and editors to ensure all print and digital designs meet high-quality standards. You will handle designs during the final stages of development to ensure accuracy and prepare them for print or digital publication. To be successful in this position, you will combine creative and technical skills to format books for print and create web graphics to support.

Responsibilities and Expertise

  • Take an existing design idea and produces all necessary design components to complete a project
  • Produce, reformat, edit, and manage numerous short-term projects like reprints, book conversions and other art requests
  • Occasionally produce interiors of books from manuscript to bound book
  • Create digital 2D & 3D web ready imagery for Amazon and company website and other platforms for covers, books and card decks
  • Communicate with editors and other stakeholders relating to job specific design needs
  • Complete all production work with each project including importing copy, creating tables, figures, retouching, editing images, and creating PDFs etc.
  • Proofread and take editorial and design direction
  • Manage prepress process and create print ready files that are then uploaded to printers
  • Follow deadlines to ensure timely publications
  • Archive produced images and graphics according to company guidelines
  • Update traffic manager and Asana project management software on job status
  • Attend weekly art department meetings
  • Maintain a strong working knowledge of spiritual/self-help market
  • Continue on-the-job training and research to further grow their skills and expertise that apply directly to their daily workload

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including troubleshooting with print vendors
  • Excellent organizational and digital file management skills
  • Creativity skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to take editorial and design direction
  • Working knowledge of color and typography, including font management software required
  • Proficient with Macintosh platform
  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat) and QuarkXPress and Microsoft Office Suite required
  • Working knowledge using communication, storage, and project management online software such as Asana, Slack, Box.com, and email
  • Ability to comply with company branding and design standards and maintain consistency represented in all published products
  • Ability to maintain and add to a comprehensive knowledge of standards, methods and practices for the production of printed material through continual research and practice
  • Able to provide a portfolio demonstrating a range from simple to complex production with an ability to adapt to an existing brand identity.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelors degree or comparable certification in graphic design
  • Minimum of three years of experience in graphic design
  • Prior experience working with the various stages of book production, from initial design to bound book a plus
  • Experience in book or publishing design, with a portfolio demonstrating layout of multi-page, text-heavy documents. Publications in the inspirational, self-help, religious, and diet/health industry would be most relevant

Remote Work

During this pandemic, all Hay House employees are working remotely. Once it's safe to do so, we'll slowly return to our offices however we are in no rush to do this. The safety of our employees is of utmost importance.

Why Should You Apply?

  • Meaningful Work
  • 4-Day Work Week
  • Great Benefits

Embracing Diversity & EEO

Hay House is committed to having a diverse workforce that embodies and reflects the diversity of our global community. As part of this commitment to equitable opportunity and inclusion, we strongly encourage applications from all individuals inclusive of all genders, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, religions, and beliefs.

Hay House is based in the beautiful Carlsbad, CA with an additional office in New York, NY and divisions in the U.K., Australia, and India. 

Company Description
Hay House is a mission-driven company dedicated to supporting positive change in the world by helping all people to grow in mind, body, and spirit. With a diverse roster of customers, authors, and points of view, Hay House offers products and resources that empower, educate, and inspire.

Hay House produces books (print, electronic, and audio), card decks, calendars, streaming content, mobile apps, and more. From self-improvement to spirituality, health to business, metaphysics to memoir, diet to tarot, children’s books to crystals, we offer our audience a wide selection of practical and inspirational resources in a broad range of formats.

HAY HOUSE INC

Why Work Here?
Meaningful work with a mission to improve the quality of life of people, great benefits and a 4-day work week.

Hay House is a mission-driven company dedicated to supporting positive change in the world by helping all people to grow in mind, body, and spirit. With a diverse roster of customers, authors, and points of view, Hay House offers products and resources that empower, educate, and inspire. Hay House produces books (print, electronic, and audio), card decks, calendars, streaming content, mobile apps, and more. From self-improvement to spirituality, health to business, metaphysics to memoir, diet to tarot, children’s books to crystals, we offer our audience a wide selection of practical and inspirational resources in a broad range of formats.

Address

Carlsbad, CA
92010 USA

Industry

Arts and Entertainment

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