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Junior / production designer

Junior / production designer

locationGreater London, UK
ExpiresExpires: 30/05/2022
Creative and Design
Permanent position
£20,000 to £30,000 per year

Salary: £26,360 - £31,008 depending on experience

Closing date: 11:59pm, 29th May 2022


This publisher is looking for a talented, enthusiastic and creative junior designer, who is keen to join a busy London-based production design department.

Usborne is an independent, family business, creating books which spark curiosity in children of all ages. These range from books for babies such as the bestselling That’s not my… series of touchy-feely books, to YA fiction from acclaimed authors such as Holly Bourne and Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé – with everything from Magic Painting to Politics for Beginners in between.  You can see our books here.

Whilst the company is now a market-leader in children’s publishing and one of the best-known brands in children’s books, the company retains a friendly and familial feel. If you want to work somewhere close-knit enough for people to know your name, which has a first-class reputation around the world, Usborne is the place for you.

You will be involved every step of the way in designing compelling digital and printed promotional materials for our new books, including catalogues, social media images, trade adverts, presentations, POS materials, and posters, working closely with the project manager to refine designs and copy, incorporate feedback and create print-ready files for Production. You will also be involved in cover design, helping to ensure our range of books remains as appealing as possible.

No two days are the same, and this role offers the opportunity to work with staff right across our organisation every day.



Knowledge, skills, experience

  • We are looking for a junior designer - you may have just graduated your studies in a design-led course or you may have a little experience in a similar design role, but be looking for the next steps in your career. Whichever, full training will be given
  • You must have some working knowledge of Adobe CC - InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop and have a passion for great design
  • Our department is a busy one so the ability to juggle projects, communicate well within and outside of the team and be able to adapt to changes in direction is a must


We offer a 35-hour working week from our Farringdon office in London, where after a successful induction period we offer a hybrid working model of 3 days in the office and 2 days working from home.

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.

Please make sure that you state in your application that you found this role via Creative Access.

Years of experience

  • Entry

Salary range

  • £20,000 to £30,000 per year