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Employment Opportunities

Creative Director

Free Spirit Publishing, an educational and children’s book publisher, seeks a full-time creative director with experience in print. You will be part of the executive team and will work closely with the publisher to fulfill product goals for our Publishing Model.

Responsibilities include:
  • Manage design staff, design marketing materials, and oversee production
  • Plan project strategy and schedule Creative Department workload to meet deadlines
  • Art direct books and other products, catalogs, and promotional materials including website
  • Direct the entire design process from concept to execution
  • Work cooperatively with design staff, editors, and executive team to meet goals of product design
  • Manage, mentor, and inspire a team of creative talent
  • Contract and manage freelancers
  • Develop and maintain our brand image
Required Education and Skills:
  • Minimum of 10 years combined Designer/Art Director/Creative Director experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills—ability to deal with a variety of personalities in a professional, diplomatic, and service-driven manner
  • Post-secondary education in design or related field
  • Proficient in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator; Microsoft Office; and Filemaker Pro
  • Book publishing experience a plus
Our ideal candidate is a committed self-starter who can meet tight deadlines, multitask, and collaborate in a fast-paced environment. Please send cover letter, résumé, portfolio or work samples, and salary requirements to or mail to Free Spirit Publishing, Attn: Human Resources, 6325 Sandburg Road, Suite 100, Golden Valley, MN 55427. EOE.

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