How to Apply

Chronicle Books is excited to accept submissions for the 2015 Winter/Spring session of our Design Fellowship program. There are five fellowships available in our Publishing Design, Marketing Design, Children’s Design and Digital Publishing Design groups.

Required Application Materials

(for Publishing Design, Marketing Design and Children’s Design applicants)

  • Statement of purpose, not exceeding one page
  • Resumé
  • Physical bound portfolio which includes:
    • 10-12 examples of most recent graphic design work (student, personal and/or professional projects welcome)
    • Does not exceed 11×17″
    • Product shots rather than multiple loose materials
    • All pages labeled with your name and the group you are applying to

*All applications must meet these exact requirements to be considered.

Required Application Materials

(for Digital Publishing applicants)

  • Statement of purpose, not exceeding one page
  • Resumé
  • Link to online portfolio

Digital Publishing applicants can email their applications to studio_coordinator@chroniclebooks.com.

Please put “Digital Publishing Fellowship Application” and the specific session you are applying for in the subject line.

*All applications must meet these exact requirements to be considered.

Submission Details:

Submissions are due no later than October 1st, 2014

On your mailing label, please specify which group you are applying to:

Publishing Design

Marketing Design

Children’s Design

And use the following address:

Chronicle Books
Attn: Studio Coordinator
680 2nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94107 USA

*Only portfolios including return postage will be returned. Please include return postage for the manner in which you would like your portfolio sent (first class, FedEx, UPS, etc). Portfolios will be handled with care; however, Chronicle Books will not take responsibility for any loss or damage.

View the specific requirements for:

Publishing Group Design Fellowship

Marketing Group Design Fellowship

Children’s Group Design Fellowship

Digital Publishing Design Fellowship

PUBLISHING GROUP DESIGN FELLOWSHIP

Application Requirements:

All applicants for the Publishing Design Fellow position must have a strong interest in book, publication, or packaging design along with a background in graphic design.

Required Education:

Graduated with an accredited, undergraduate or graduate degree in design within the past 24 months. Design candidates only.

Required Skills:

  • Strong working knowledge of the Adobe Suite and Microsoft Word
  • Communication skills, written and verbal, in English
  • Prioritization, multitasking, and organization skills
  • Interpersonal, collaborative skills
  • Work should include examples of page layout, book design, and work that shows experience with large amounts of text
  • Understanding of typography
  • Ability to flow text in long form
  • Knowledge of offset printing techniques, photography skills, illustration skills, calligraphy, and package design are a plus, but not required

MARKETING GROUP DESIGN FELLOWSHIP

Application Requirements:

All applicants for the Publishing Design Fellow position must have a strong interest in book, publication, or packaging design along with a background in graphic design.

Required Education:

Graduated with an accredited, undergraduate or graduate degree in design within the past 24 months. Design candidates only.

Required Skills:

  • Strong working knowledge of the Adobe Suite and Microsoft Word
  • Communication skills, written and verbal, in English
  • Prioritization, multitasking, and organization skills
  • Interpersonal, collaborative skills
  • Understanding of typography
  • Ability to flow text in long form
  • Knowledge of offset printing techniques, photography skills, illustration skills, calligraphy, and package design are a plus, but not required

CHILDREN’S GROUP DESIGN FELLOWSHIP

Application Requirements:

All applicants for the Children’s Group Design Fellow position must have a strong interest in book, publication, or packaging design along with a background in graphic design.

Required Education:

Graduated with an accredited, undergraduate or graduate degree in design within the past 24 months. Design candidates only.

Required Skills:

  • Strong working knowledge of the Adobe Suite and Microsoft Word
  • Communication skills, written and verbal, in English
  • Prioritization, multitasking, and organization skills
  • Interpersonal, collaborative skills
  • Understanding of typography
  • Ability to flow text in long form
  • Knowledge of offset printing techniques, photography skills, illustration skills, calligraphy, and package design are a plus, but not required

DIGITAL PUBLISHING FELLOWSHIP

Application Requirements:

All applicants for the Digital Media Fellow position must have an interest in publishing design, mobile technology, and interaction design centered around tablet OS devices. Applicants should also have a comfortable working knowledge of Dreamweaver, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Required Education:

Graduated with an accredited, undergraduate or graduate degree* in design within the past 24 months. Design and digital publishing candidates only.

*Applicants with a Digital Publishing certificate are also encouraged to apply for the Digital Publishing Fellowship.

Required Skills:

  • Strong working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver) and Microsoft Office
  • HTML and CSS (Javascript a plus)
  • Familiarity with Terminal, FTP clients, zipping files, running scripts
  • Eagerness to learn new software and test products on a range of devices
  • Familiarity with EPUB2/EPUB3 specifications and ebook conversion a plus
  • Knowledge of or interest in photography, illustration, UX/UI or copyediting a plus

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