Seeking Design and Production Artist

3-Month Contract Beginning April 2023

Elva Resa is hiring a Design and Production Artist for a 3-month contract to support our team with a variety of defined design and production projects. If you are a creative professional looking for fun, meaningful work with an award-winning, established publisher, we look forward to talking with you!

Elva Resa is a traditional-model, mission-based independent publisher specializing in quality resources by, for, and about military families. Our team is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, accessible workspace, and we invite and encourage candidates of all identities and communities to apply. Details about this opportunity:

Contract terms:

  • Work for hire
  • 3 months, ideally April 2023 start (potential for additional contracts)
  • $15,000 (3 payments of $5,000)
  • Full-time project load; flexible schedule to meet agreed-upon deadlines
  • Remote work from anywhere; contractor’s own equipment/software
  • Collaboration via phone, email, Dropbox, and video calls (Central Time) with team and authors/artists as needed (~weekly)

Ideal candidate has the following exceptional skills and experience:

  • Designing book interiors and covers for children, teens, adults
  • Producing prepress files for print and ebook
  • Creating supporting marketing materials
  • Team collaboration and communication; project management; meeting deadlines
  • Art direction, guiding artists to create storyboards, sketches, and final artwork
  • Creative eye for font selection and visual storytelling
  • Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator

Bonus if you have direct military life experience.

Selected contractor will collaborate with a cross-functional team on deliverables:

  • Design covers and interiors of a select list of forthcoming nonfiction and fiction adult, teen, middle grade, and children’s picture books
  • Provide art direction to illustrators working on forthcoming picture books
  • Produce supporting marketing materials, including catalogs, sales sheets, Amazon A+ content, visual social media and exhibit materials
  • Conduct DEIA content assessments
  • Produce prepress files, including source art/design, InDesign production files, and image, font, and color management

If this sounds like the right fit for you, please send a letter with a summary of your applicable experience as outlined above, connection (if any) to military life, samples of your work or a link to your portfolio, and your available start date (ideally by mid-April), to jobs [@] Selected contractor will be asked to sign a WHF agreement. Letters and portfolios will be reviewed as received. We will respond to all by April 8. Thanks for your interest!


Elva Resa Publishing