Art Director

Art Director
Nashville, TN
April 19, 2021
Nashville, TN
Job Type


SHR Talent is currently seeking a full-time Art Director on behalf of a well-established client in Nashville. This role is temporarily remote due to Covid and will eventually require working onsite a couple of days a week once it is safe to do so. Applicants must be willing to work in the office eventually.

**Applicants must have book cover design experience. Online portfolio required for consideration.**


  • Conceive, produce, design and or art direct mechanicals for book/Bible covers.
  • Manages design process via regular group meetings with editorial and production staffs.
  • Prepares appropriate contracts for each project that uses a vendor or independent contractor.
  • Prepares appropriate defense and rationale for designs presented.
  • Serves as primary point of contact for all communication relative to development of cover design including, comp distribution/approval, production, and strategic planning with associated publishers.
  • Review design portfolios and match freelance designer skills to cover projects.
  • Bring creative and innovative product ideas to Publisher, Sales, and Marketing.
  • Assist Creative Director to conceive, design, and produce mechanicals for covers, jackets, and packaging.
  • Take a project through to completion involving mechanical preparation, overseeing of final file production, proofing, and coordination of printing with Production Department.
  • Upload final images to our internal system for the feed to external vendors.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus.




  • Expert knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite is required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel are highly desirable.


Work Experience:

  • Must have experience designing book covers
  • 5+ years of relevant design experience is preferred with 3+ years of additional experience art directing others being a plus.
  • Current or previous experience as a freelance designer in the book industry is also a plus.





  • Degree in Graphic Design or related field required.

Industry Knowledge:

  • Current knowledge of the printing process is required.


  • Advanced design skills.
  • Detail oriented and organized.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to set priorities and remain calm under pressure.
  • Skilled in understanding a creative vision/direction and communicating that vision to others.
  • Although not required, bilingual English/Spanish candidates are a plus.
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