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Careers / Positions Senior Designer - Lonely Planet

London, UK
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Position Overview

Lonely Planet is looking for a Senior Designer to marry travel inspiration with functional information design to wow its guidebook readers. Lonely Planet is the world’s leading travel publisher.

As Senior Designer, you will be responsible for continually improving the design and utility of our guidebook series (working with an editor and cartographer) to maximise sales. This means designing each series for its target audience, conveying information and inspiration using words, maps, photos and infographics. You’ll create the templates and guidelines used to create individual destination guides.

As Lonely Planet’s digital brand develops, you will work closely with digital design teams to find a common design language across media, ensuring our brand is recognisable and distinct.

We are looking for a creative designer who understands the changing needs of travellers globally, loves information design and is a stickler for detail. Experience of designing complex book or magazine layouts is required, as is a passion for travel.

What You'll Do

  • Continually improve Lonely Planet’s guidebooks, reviewing covers, design and layouts, to make sure they remain relevant through the 2020s

  • Work with design colleagues across Lonely Planet to ensure our brand is cohesive, distinct and inspiring

  • Create templates, guidelines and training for our in-house and freelance book production teams to ensure consistent excellence

What We’re Looking For

  • An understanding of complex information design in print, gained from working in magazine, newspaper or illustrated non-fiction publishing
  • Trained designer with at least 3 years’ experience
  • Solid background in Adobe CC and colour print production
  • InDesign style sheet ninja
  • Ability to analyse and interpret market trends and other external perspectives to identify design and product opportunities
  • A commitment to quality and continuous improvement – including a willingness to question current practice, to be hands-on and with strong attention to detail

Who We Are

Founded in 2000, Red Ventures is a portfolio of growing digital businesses that bring consumers and brands together through integrated e-commerce, strategic partnerships and many proprietary brands including Bankrate, and Headquartered south of Charlotte, NC, Red Ventures has over 3000 employees in offices across the US, as well as London and Sao Paulo. For more information, visit

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