Careers at Colour Heroes 

Illustrator and Designer
 
 
Colour Heroes are a family owned, independent children’s book publisher, creating tailor-made, highly engaging, hand-illustrated books and activity resources for families. We have a UK-wide portfolio, including Harvester, Krispy Kreme, Café Rouge and the National Trust and a host of restaurants, heritage sites, leisure outlets, charities and tourist sectors.
We have a unique opportunity for a commercial illustrator to join our team. We are looking for a talented, dedicated and conscientious, commercial illustrator, with at least two years proven track record of creating artwork ready for print, using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. We require someone who is capable of producing high quality illustrations, primarily aimed at children and young adults.
There are lots of opportunities for the successful candidate to develop new styles and put their own stamp on each prestigious piece of work. Your key role in the team will be to maintain a high standard of work at all times, ensuring every project, large and small, receives the utmost care and attention to detail. Brand story and brand visual language is paramount in each project.
This is a full time position, based in Easingwold and working Monday to Friday in our small friendly team. Please note that this is an office-based position, you must be able to commute within a sensible distance to the office each day based in Easingwold located 12 miles north of York.
Person Specification
It is important that the successful candidate can demonstrate that they have the following:
  • Minimum 2 years proven industry experience working as a commercial illustrator and creating print ready artwork files.
  • Excellent knowledge of Adobe Illustrator. A knowledge of Photoshop and Adobe InDesign packages is desirable.
  • Skills in creating unique and engaging characters, activities and puzzles.
  • Ideally educated to degree level.
  • A collaborative and co-operative outlook
  • Must be able to work under own initiative as well as part of a dynamic team
  • High level of attention to detail and an ability to focus in an open-plan office environment.
  • Applicants must be able to provide a recent portfolio of their work.
  • Salary: Negotiable dependent on experience
  Please email: helen.childs@colourheroes.com to apply for this position, or for more information.
 
 
Graphic Designer
 
 
We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated, skilled, creative graphic designer with a strong, proven background and detailed industry knowledge. You will be responsible for designing and creating exciting and dynamic printed resources for families to exacting briefs. There will be lots of opportunities for you to bring your creative vision to life, working with a like-minded team. You must be commercially minded with a strong ‘can-do’ work ethic.
This role will include updating the design team’s busy production schedule. You will be required to proof read and ‘flight check’ pdf proofs before they are sent to print. A high degree of accuracy and excellent time planning skills are essential in this role.
This is a full time position, office based, Monday to Friday in a small, friendly team based in Easingwold, north of York.
Salary dependent on experience.
Person Specification
It is important that the successful candidate can demonstrate that they have the following:
  • Proven 2-3 year industry experience at degree level in graphic design and page layouts and creating print ready artwork files.
  • Excellent knowledge of Adobe InDesign is particularly important. Experience of Photoshop and Illustrator is highly desirable.
  • Imaginative and creative with a commercial focus.
  • A collaborative and co-operative outlook and attitude is essential and you must be able to work on your own initiative and as part of a larger team.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Applicants must be able to provide a portfolio of their work.
  • Please note that as this is an office based position you must be able to commute within a sensible distance to the office each day. The offices are based in Easingwold, 12 miles north of York.
Please email: helen.childs@colourheroes.com to apply for this position, or for more information.
 
 
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