Senior Designer/Designer

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Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford, which furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

The ELT Division is a global leader in the provision of multimedia English language teaching and learning materials. Operating in over 100 countries, it reaches millions of teachers and students each year to support the development of English language proficiency.

This is an exciting opportunity for a creative individual to join our Adult Design team, working on Headway, a flagship ELT title. The role involves developing inspiring and effective designs for a range of print and digital resources (including textbooks, CD-ROMs, websites, and interactive whiteboard materials). Reporting to a Design Project Manager, and working in cross-functional teams, this is a highly creative and hands-on role. You will work on all aspects of the design process, from original concept design, through imaginative visualizations and stunning layouts, to final files ready for print or digital delivery. You will also co-ordinate the work of external suppliers.

You’ll be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite applications for both print and digital products, have strong organizational and communication skills, and be able to work efficiently as part of a team, as well as independently.

You should possess:
exceptional design and typographic skills, and the ability to visualize

strong creative vision and concept development skills

a team-working approach to problem solving

the ability to prioritize and manage a challenging workload in order to meet deadlines

Ideally you will have experience of managing freelance suppliers.

You should be educated in Graphic Design to degree level (or equivalent), and have proven experience working in a professional publishing environment, producing design for print and digital products.

Please provide samples of your work when applying.

Mac users – please ensure that any uploaded files have appropriate file extensions and can be viewed on a PC.

Closing Date: 25 January 2011

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OUP offers excellent benef*its including final salary pension scheme, 25 days’ holiday, on-site restaurant, 50% discount on OUP books, fully equipped on-site gym, and flexible start/finish times. An equal opportunities employer.

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