We are looking for a creative superstar to be our Senior Art Director and take responsibility for the execution of art/design work relating to individual projects of the Books and Content Marketing divisions of Motivate.

Job functions:

  • Lead the design of book and magazine projects from concept to final production.
  • Demonstrate a keen eye for detail and creative flair.
  • Supervise and guide the activities of design team to ensure that the highest standards of design, layout and content representation are achieved.
  • Co-ordinate internally all aspects related to book and magazine design and production so as to meet deadlines and production schedules.
  • Monitor design standards, quality and output of the work during all stages of the production cycle

Required skills & experience:

  • 8+ years’ experience working for an established book, academic or magazine publisher.
  • Experience designing book covers, book jackets, book interiors and book packaging.
  • Experience designing magazines and creating magazine brand identities.
  • A portfolio that demonstrates fluency in the visual language of trade publishing – books and magazines.
  • Strong typographic skills.
  • An understanding of book positioning and retail categories.

General skills:

  • Pitching design strategies — both internally and to clients.
  • Directing photo shoots.
  • Color correcting and retouching photographs.
  • Preparing mechanicals for production.
  • Conducting on-site press checks.
  • Adept in Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Arabic language skills a plus, but not essential.