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Marketing Designer, Usborne Books at Home, Eynsham

We are looking for an innovative designer to create highly visual marketing materials for both print and online/digital broadcast. You should have excellent communication skills, be able to visualise well, work quickly to a very high standard and have a thorough knowledge of illustration and typography. Experience of working with InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator is essential.

Usborne Books at Home is the successful Direct Sales division of Usborne Publishing. We provide everyone with the opportunity to write a better story for their family by offering a home-based business selling Usborne books in homes and schools throughout the UK and Europe.

Now is a fantastic time to join our growing company with ambitious and exciting plans for the future. 

Please write to us including your CV and cover letter to the address below.

Mark Franklin, Managing Director
Usborne Books at Home
Unit 8 Oasis Park
Stanton Harcourt Road
OX29 4TU

Please note that only candidates called for interview will be contacted.

Children's Book Designer, London

This is an incredible opportunity to join Usborne's large, dynamic and diverse art and design department.

Usborne already employs more than fifty designers, each of whom plays a vital role in shaping the look and feel of the company's vibrant publishing programme.

We are now expanding and looking for fresh talent: designers with flair who can innovate and imagine as well they can draw; creative thinkers with excellent draftsmanship; people who can work quickly to a high standard; who understand the importance of colour and typography – and who are passionate about getting beautifully designed books into the hands of children. 

Experience of working with InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator is also desirable.

Please write to us including your CV and printed samples of your work to the address below.

Children's book designer
Usborne Publishing Ltd
Usborne House
83-85 Saffron Hill

Please note that only candidates called for interview will be contacted.

Equal opportunities

Usborne is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Usborne offices

Usborne Publishing is based in London, near Farringdon Station. Our editorial, design, production, foreign rights and foreign language departments are all based in this office, as well as marketing, PR, sales, and accounts.

We have additional editorial and design offices in Wolverhampton and Eynsham, near Oxford, and our direct sales division, Usborne Books at Home, is also based in Eynsham.

Jobs for all locations are advertised on this page.

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