Disney Publishing Worldwide is the Publishing segment of The Walt Disney Company. With books and related products printed in more than 85 languages across 103 countries, it is the largest publisher of children’s books and magazines in the world. Currently, the position offered will require the candidate to work from home on a computer and with all necessary applications and connectivity supplied by TWDC. Once pandemic restrictions are lifted, the candidate will physically locate in Glendale, CA at the GC3 campus.
In this role, you will design and produce original and innovative publishing products that speak to specific Disney consumer groups using art resources from the unparalleled Disney vault and publishing art team. Designers will be expected to understand and apply design concepts across multiple pages that include cover art and interior pages for traditional books, learning workbooks, encyclopedias, box sets, art pools, and tool kits for distribution to our growing Licensee business. Strong multi-page print production skills (Adobe In-Design) are as essential as strong design. Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator is also required. Design projects generally fall under the parameters of established product lines and/or the precise nuances of different Disney properties. Designers must be willing to create within that framework as well as employ strong typographic skills unique to picture books, workbooks, chapter books, etc. Production skills often include the ability to work with grid-based design, tables, and educational workbook activities.
Whether working remotely now or on-site in the future, the position demands a flexible, problem-solving individual with the personal integrity to deliver ‘clean’ and efficient mechanicals without real-time oversight that still stands up to the scrutiny of supervisors.
The ideal candidate should have graphic design experience, preferably in trade book publishing. You should be able to offer unique design solutions to a wide range of projects. The ideal candidate would be organized and professional, able to prioritize your own workload, and skilled at collaborating with editors, illustrators, freelancers, and other departments in a fast-paced and friendly environment. Familiarity with Disney properties preferred.
- 5+ years of graphic design experience
- 3+ years book design experience
- Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite: In-Design, Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge, and Acrobat
- Demonstrable abilities in typography, layout, composition, and color
- Relevant knowledge of print production
- Ability to work collaboratively with internal design, editorial, and art teams
- Aptitude and confidence to create and present cover design options
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design/Communications or equivalent
Benefits and Perks: Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities, and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about our benefits and perks at https://jobs.disneycareers.com/benefits
The Parks, Experiences, and Products segment includes Disney’s iconic travel and leisure businesses, which include six resort destinations in the United States, Europe, and Asia, a top-rated cruise line, a popular vacation ownership program, and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business across toys, apparel, home goods, digital games, and apps; the world’s largest children’s publisher; Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products, and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters, and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.
This position is with Disney Publishing Worldwide, which is part of a business segment we call Parks, Experiences, and Products.
Disney Publishing Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories, and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.