Design Manager (London)

Phaidon Press is the world’s leading publisher of books on the visual arts, with offices and distributors worldwide.

Phaidon Press is seeking a Design Manager to oversee and manage the company’s design processes. In addition to creative flair this post requires excellent communication and organizational skills as well as the ability to multi-task.

Managed by the Editorial Director and working closely with the Creative Director, the Design Manager will liaise with editorial, production, sales and publicity teams to manage the demands of the design department on a day-to-day basis.

The role will also include overseeing, from a design perspective, all foreign and updated editions, titles in established series as well as promotional materials. The Design manager will also organise and supervise Phaidon's product photography.

Additionally the Design Manager will be the first point of contact for recruiting and contracting freelance book designers, illustrators and photographers, and will be expected to have an excellent updated contacts book.

The Design Manager will find imaginative and innovative solutions to problems as well as ensuring that book-design deadlines and budgets are met. Detailed knowledge of bookmaking materials and printing techniques will be a distinct advantage as will strong technical experience of Adobe Creative Suite, Quark XPress and font management software.

Applicants should be educated to a degree level in graphic design or comparative subjects and have at least 3-5 years of proven experience in the graphic design industry. All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

To apply:

Applicants should send covering letter, CV and portfolio in PDF format to Julia Hasting - and Tracey Smith -

Work experience on the Wallpaper* City Guides photography and editorial desks

Wallpaper* City Guides often require students and graduates with language skills to help work on both the editorial and photography desks. For editorial, you should have an interest in travel journalism, architecture, design and art, be fastidious about fact-checking and be happy to contact PRs and various venues throughout the world. On the picture desk, some experience or an interest in photography is key as is the ability to source images and research for upcoming guidebooks. An understanding of the City Guides is imperative.

The language that would currently be useful is: Spanish

Applicants should Send CVs to specifying language skills and your interest in either editorial or photography which desk they you would be interested in working on.

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