Story Studio - Junior Designer
Wonderbly is a unique, award-winning startup that lives on the intersection of storytelling, engineering, digital and print. We are building a new class of global publishing business that brings millions of people into our superbly high quality products - as co-creators and audiences - and in doing so empower them to build connections with each other.
We’re calling it Personal Publishing and we believe it’s going to be massive.
We write, illustrate, build, design, and sell all of our products directly, and have a terrific team working to produce our wonderful products spanning from Art Directors to Dev Ops. Working together we have sold more than 4 million books in every country in the world, and we’re just getting started! With the work you’ll do here with us, we’d like to think we’re on track towards becoming the UK’s most admired creative company.
Life as Wonderbly’s Story Studio Junior Designer:
We’re looking for an enthusiastic, highly organised and exceptionally detail-oriented person to join our Story Studio team as an Artworker. They’ll be primarily creating story assets for use in our in-house production processes, as well as creating polished picture-book layouts for our Marketing team.
We’re looking for the kind of person who's a wizard with layer comps and brilliant with blending modes. You’re confident with a bezier curve, master of the marquee and the boss of bitmaps. You're happy to work as a part of a team, of course, as well as working independently to deadlines.
As well as creating assets for our ongoing picture books, part of your role will be to support the Art Director and the team on new book development and concepting, and to be ready to jump into action when the unexpected occurs.
Day-to-day, your role will be to work within the design team and alongside our Producers and Engineers creating Photoshop files for the Wonderbly workflow.
This role would suit someone who likes getting their teeth into technical problem-solving and the mechanics of storytelling, and is comfortable working across a number of projects at once. We are looking for a colleague who is passionate about books and about storytelling, and eager to share this passion.
A bit about the role:
Working closely with our Art Director and Producers on a range of exciting projects, making sure that book assets are produced to the specifications of the engineering team.
Artworking creative assets for use in book production, on our website and for photo shoots.
Participating in new book and new product workshops and development, including concepting and mock-ups of covers and page layouts.
From time-to-time you may need to work hours that aren’t typical, so a flexible approach is needed to get the best from the job.
You’ll use the Adobe CS suite on a daily basis.
You’ll be hands on and demonstrate an exceptional attention to detail and a keen eye for consistency, as well as a passion for layout, typography, illustration, graphic design and storytelling.
A great team player and all-rounder, able to work within a small team and effectively communicate with stakeholders and senior members of the team
Strong artworking skills, to maintain and improve Wonderbly’s design standards
Excellent organisational and communication skills
Meticulous at file organisation
Able to receive feedback
Experienced with the Adobe CS suite
Experience working for a publisher or a design or communications agency is preferable, but not essential, and we also welcome applicants without a degree qualification.
First and foremost you should join Wonderbly because of the work. We’re on a mission to inspire boundless self belief in every child, everywhere through our beautiful personalised books. We’ve sold a few million books so far and we want to sell hundreds of millions more!
Working at Wonderbly you’ll be surrounded by positive, self motivated people inspired by this exciting mission. You’ll also get to work from our fun, light filled, colourful studio building in East London.
We offer a range of additional benefits beyond the work that will make your time at Wonderbly even more fun:
Health insurance and our cycle to work scheme will keep you and your family in tip-top shape
We have showers, secure bike parking facilities and are part of the Cycle To Work scheme
We provide a matched pension contribution
Each year you'll accrue a generous 28 days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays
We have heaps of snacks, drinks, and comforts in our fully-stocked kitchen
Speaking of food; team lunches and breakfasts. We nearly forgot team lunches. Once a week we get together over a delicious free team lunch and spend some tasty quality time together.
We offer free team Yoga classes; just one of the many ways we keep centred and calm, despite the (occasional) chaos of startup life.