Design Manager - Quadrille, London

A division of Hardie Grant Publishing, Quadrille has established a worldwide reputation for creativity and excellence as illustrated publishers, with decades of experience in creating major UK bestsellers, as well as internationally successful and acclaimed titles.

We are currently seeking a creative and experienced Design Manager to oversee the day-to-day operation of the Design department, working across both illustrated and non-illustrated books.

Reporting to the Managing Director, this is a highly creative and hands-on role that requires excellent organisational and communication skills, and experience of leading design projects from conception through to final execution.

As Design Manager, you will be responsible for maintaining Quadrille’s high standards of quality and innovation, as well as managing a design team, assembling creative teams and art-directing and project managing where necessary. Central to the role is creative vision, author liaison and close work with the Editorial and Production departments. Extensive experience of working on both covers and insides of illustrated books is essential. Ideally you will have worked with high-profile clients, and have a comprehensive contacts list when it comes to assembling creative teams. 

You will be adept at managing budgets, adhering to schedules and coordinating design materials. You will possess vision, flair and attention to detail, as well as a thorough knowledge of production processes, design and style trends, as well as keeping an eye on the bestseller lists and the competitive publishing landscape. Furthermore you will be mindful of best practices around sustainability, inclusion and diversity.

This is a full-time position, based in London Bridge. To apply, or see the full job description, please forward your application to with your CV, cover letter and examples of work by Monday 3rd April. 

Hardie Grant supports flexible working and offers many benefits including volunteering, ongoing learning and development programs and much, much more. We are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.