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Chronicle Books is excited to accept submissions for our NEW 1 YEAR Design Fellowship program. Four fellowships are available in our Publishing Design, Marketing Design, Children’s Design, and Product Development groups. These fellowships provide six months of hands-on experience for recent graduates interested in embarking on a career in publishing, package, or product design.

1 Adult Books and Gifts Designer
1 Children’s Books and Gifts Designer 1 Marketing Communications Designer 1 Product Designer/Developer

Submissions Due: May 2nd, 2016
Fellowship Dates: July 11th, 2016 – June 30th, 2017

All positions are:

-1 year
-Full time (40 hours/week) -Salary with benefits

Required Application Materials

  • Statement of purpose, not exceeding one page
  • Resumé
  • Physical bound portfolio which includes:

• 10-12 examples of most recent 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 Education:

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

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

Publishing Design
Marketing Design
Children’s Design
Product Design/Development

And use the following address:

Chronicle Books
680 2nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

Fellowship Job Descriptions

Adult Books & Gifts Design Fellowship

The Adult Books & Gifts design fellow will be a designer for the Food and Drink, Lifestyle, Art, and Entertainment Publishing Groups. In addition, they will have the chance to assist in creating original and existing brand support products in various stationery and specialty packaging formats for these groups.

Children’s Design Fellowship

The Children’s Design Fellow will work on book and gift designs geared specifically towards children and young adults. They will have the opportunity to design a variety of book formats while working with illustrators and previously established brands. In addition, they will have the chance to assist in creating original and existing brand support products in various stationery and specialty packaging formats for this group.

Marketing Design Fellowship

The Marketing Design Fellow will work with the Marketing Communications team to create collateral materials to promote a range of products for all publishing categories, while also exploring Chronicle Books’ overarching brand and identity. Projects include advertising, signage, brochures, posters, displays, invitations, event kits, catalogs, promotional giveaways, sell-sheets, sales materials, promotional videos, and corporate identity.

Product Design/Development Fellowship

Design Lab:

While at Chronicle, Design Fellows will take part in Design Lab. Organized by our creative director, this aspect of the Chronicle Design Fellowship program is an opportunity for the Fellows to take specifically designated time, separate from their daily responsibilities, to work as a team on self-initiated as well as assigned projects to explore innovative designs for new products. Ideas for new materials, production processes, and forms will be encouraged.

Do you have great consumer gift ideas? Are you an expert when it comes to 3D design? Then

you should consider the new Product Design/Development Fellowship. This fellowship provides an opportunity for anyone interested in product, packaging, and/or industrial

design. The product design/development fellow works closely with our publishing design,

industrial design, and production teams to develop and create products with new materials,

while also helping with various aspects of the retail space design for our stores and sales fair


Internship Job Description

Supports the needs of the in-house design team by assisting with various design, production and administrative tasks. This is an opportunity for new designers to gain valuable insight into the publishing industry and gain a better understanding of the design process behind our books and gifts.

The Basics

– Length of internship will vary depending on need (ranging from 2 weeks- 3 mos.) – Part time (20-30 hours/week)
– Hourly compensation
– Must be a current resident of the Bay Area

Start/End Date: will vary depending on need

Application Requirements:

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

Required Education:
Current students or recent graduates are welcome to apply. Graphic Design or Industrial Design candidates only.

Required Skills:

–  Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite
–  Desire to create physical mock-ups
–  Stellar hand skills
–  MUST be a detail oriented, self-starter with a “can-do” attitude

Required Application Materials:
– Statement of purpose, not exceeding one page -résumé
– PDF or link to portfolio

Submission Details:
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please email your application materials to:

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