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Chronicle Books

Chronicle Books is looking for a Design and Development Director for our Petit Collage brand. Petit Collage is all about good design, combining a modern aesthetic with sustainability criteria to create bold, thoughtful products children love.

The Director will be the leader of Petit Collage’s line development and design. Charged with growing the brand and its overall business success, the Director will inspire and create innovative, profitable products that surprise and delight children and their loved ones, expand the Petit Collage’s customer and gifting base, and enhance both Petit Collage and Chronicle Books as a whole.

Key responsibilities:

  • Strategize for creative and business growth
  • Create eye-catching, educational, and profitable toys, products, games, and trivia that children love to keep playing with
  • Collaborate with and motivate talent, internally and externally
  • Drive financial goals
  • Be an ambassador for Petit Collage

Candidates should have 3+ years’ experience in a senior role as a high-level product designer, notably in the children’s sphere, along with line development experience. Expertise in Adobe design suite is required. Driven by creative distinctiveness and business savvy and attuned to the magic of play, the Design and Development Director will be alert to product, consumer, and business opportunities, charismatically energize others around strategic imperatives, and be propelled by personal and shared team success.

Chronicle Books is committed to fostering an inclusive company culture that respects and promotes diverse backgrounds and points of view. We look for candidates who will add to our culture and support the company’s vision of a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and collaborative workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Be sure to include "Design and Development Director” in the subject line. While this is currently a remote position, the expectation is that this San Francisco-based role will eventually move back in-house when it is safe to do so.