Apartamento Magazine

Senior Graphic Designer

Job Added: 01 August 2019
Applications Close: 14 August 2019
Level: Senior
Contract: Full Time
Based: Barcelona
Salary: Undisclosed

Apartamento Publishing is looking for a Senior Graphic Designer to join our editorial team, working both on Apartamento magazine and our growing range of publishing projects. This is an exciting and rare opportunity to join our in-house creative team, and is a full-time position based in our Barcelona headquarters.

As Senior Graphic Designer, you will be working directly with and under our Editorial Director on a wide range of editorial design projects with a strong focus on printed matter. This will include developing the visual language of our book publishing projects, and contributing to magazine layouts, but does not exclude design work for digital platforms. You will be expected to bring a wide range of skills to the company, stemming from years of experience working as a graphic designer in the publishing and design industries, and also an extensive knowledge of their key players.

We’re looking for someone who can be part of a team that has its own visual language that has been carefully developed for more than a decade and has a clear vision of its trajectory into the future. To be this person, you will need to provide a demonstrable track record of exceptional work that combines strong creative ideas with excellent design skills, showing a clear flair for typography and layouts for print publications, as well as a love for working with outstanding photography and compelling illustration. You will be expected to have a keen eye for detail, excellent organisational and problem-solving skills, and the ability to excel under pressure. You will need to be willing to explore many different design solutions for any given project, and to be able to work well autonomously and as part of the team. You must be aware of current creative trends, and self-initiated research will be essential to your work.

Fluent English is a must and a working knowledge of Spanish and/or Italian is beneficial.

About Apartamento:

Apartamento Magazine is an independent culture magazine published biannually out of Barcelona, Spain. Co-founded by Nacho Alegre, Omar Sosa, and Marco Velardi in 2008, the publication has been featuring interviews with an eclectic range of artists, architects, chefs, designers, and other creatives from all over the world, all in the intimate environments of their own homes. Apartamento is widely recognised as today’s most influential, inspiring, and honest interiors magazine, and has been built upon the understanding that people want to be inspired as they seek meaningful connections in a world saturated with content.

Essential Skills & Requirements:

- At least 5–7 years experience working in a professional, deadline-driven environment
- Excellent command of spoken and written English, good working knowledge of Spanish and/or Italian welcome
- Experience in project management and the overseeing of post-production, pre-press, and press. This includes retouching, colour correction, and file delivery
- Extensive experience with and knowledge of print techniques, paper stocks, and binding methods
- Effective communication. Whether it’s keeping people in the loop, explaining an approach, or giving/receiving feedback
- Detail-oriented and able to multi-task, with a proactive, can-do attitude
- First-class working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite. Knowledge of Premier Pro and After Effects is beneficial, and motion graphics knowledge is also welcome
- Sophisticated eye for typography and an understanding of its history and relevance to good design, both online and offline
- Excellent understanding of key social media platforms, with an ability to quickly create digital content, such as short videos or simple animations
- Good working knowledge of web design, HTML, Wordpress and an ability to work with web developers
- A broad interest in design, photography, illustration, interiors, and architecture. And of course, a huge enthusiasm for Apartamento magazine!

How to apply

If this sounds like you, please email [email protected] including:

- your current CV
- your graphic design portfolio
- your three favourite Instagram accounts
- your potential starting date/availability

Only emails with the following subject header will be considered: SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER BARCELONA - AUGUST 2019.