Sr. Graphic Designer (4 Color)

Sr. Graphic Designer (4 Color)
Nashville, TN
September 23, 2020
Nashville, TN
Job Type


SHR Talent is currently seeking a creative Senior Graphic Designer (4 Color) with experience in designing and typesetting 4 color lifestyle, cookbooks, and gift books for a client in Nashville! This is a full-time opportunity that is temporarily remote due to Covid-19. This position will eventually require an individual to be onsite 5 days a week in Nashville. Must be local or willing to relocate in the future. The company’s in-house Content Design team is looking for someone who can take direction from written or spoken ideas and convert them seamlessly into high-design book interior layouts.

The successful candidate should have an intimate knowledge of current book trends and typography to support the company’s specialty, non-fiction, and fiction publishing teams. The individual in this role must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, possess strong and appropriate creative vision and execution, & be highly organized while managing a demanding schedule.

Applicants must include access to their portfolio for consideration.


Under minimal supervision by the Creative Director:

  • Work simultaneously on 12-20 projects based on publishing cycle.
  • Work collaboratively with editorial, production, and art directors on the development of book interiors from design concept to typesetting proofs to creating high quality print ready files for complex product; 4-color experience required.
  • Take initiative in each project to problem-solve, trouble-shoot, and demonstrate consistent follow-through to meet deadlines.
  • Properly manage projects and report progress.
  • Manipulate and color correct photos and illustrations; create graphs and charts as needed.
  • Responsible for pre-press operations to prepare print ready PDF for the printer.
  • Collect all necessary files and documents pertaining to a project and archive following established procedures.
  • Repurpose existing content and make reprint corrections as requested.



  • Expert Macintosh computer skills in Adobe CC Suites programs
  • Strong knowledge of typography including paragraph, character, object, and GREP styles; Master Pages desired
  • Knowledge of book structural elements and proofreading marks

Work Experience:

  • 7+ years of professional experience in creative/design/type management processes, project management


  • BA from respected institution in Design field, especially relating to interior book design and typography

Industry Knowledge:

  • Understands printing and binding processes
  • Strong knowledge of Trade Book design and current trends desired


  • Comprehensive knowledge of long document production in InDesign
  • High level of skill working with Adobe CC InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator on MAC OS
  • Capable of working with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Project Management
  • Handle multiple tasks and set appropriate priorities
  • Effective written and oral communication skills to comfortably brainstorm and communicate smoothly and effectively
  • Able to work quickly, accurately, and efficiently
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