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Design assistant

Design assistant

locationLondon, UK
ExpiresExpires: 08/08/2022
Creative and Design
Fixed term contract
£20,000 to £30,000 per year

Closing date for applications: Sunday 7th August

Salary: £24,000

Contract: 12 month fixed-term


Do you love designing? Are you looking for a career as a designer?

Book design is an exciting place to be right now and we are looking for a new Design Assistant in the Puffin Picture Books and Illustrated Non-Fiction team at Penguin Random House children's.



  • We are looking for creative, enthusiastic and organised individuals to assist our design teams

  • As a Design Assistant you’ll work with designers and editors providing design and admin support. Day-to-day you’ll be responsible for tasks ranging from producing mock-ups, updating brand sheets and making corrections to reimagining previously published books into fresh new formats and working on your own projects where appropriate

  • This is an entry level position but you should be able to demonstrate a keen design eye, good typographic skills, creative flair and a desire to learn. You’ll be a fluent user of InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, with a working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint


Click the apply button to find out more about how to apply for this role. It’s a great time to join the Children’s team  – please apply with a PDF of your CV, three examples of your design work that you are most proud of and a short letter which tells us why this role caught your eye. 

Please state in your application that you found this role through Creative Access.

We’re currently experimenting with hybrid working and involving colleagues across the business to shape our future ways of working. The needs of our teams and individuals are different, so we’re not taking a one-size-fits-all approach. While our offices are places to connect, collaborate and celebrate with colleagues, we recognise that flexibility about where you work is just as important for doing your best work and for your wellbeing.

For this role, there are meetings and activities that you will need to attend in person, mainly at our offices in Nine Elms. The exact balance of office to remote working will depend on the nature of your role and team needs, and we are open to discussing this through the recruitment process.

Years of experience

  • Entry

Salary range

  • £20,000 to £30,000 per year

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