216 West 135th Street
Behind the Book, a non-profit literacy organization serving high-needs New York City public schools, seeks volunteers to design books written and illustrated by our pre-K-12 students. Through our rich, innovative programs, students work with professional authors and illustrators to create their own writing and artwork that is published by Behind the Book.
Proficiency in InDesign is required. Depending on length, each book generally takes from 18 to 30 hours to put together over the course of four weeks. Working under the guidance of our art director, you can commit on a project-to-project basis, and may work from home.
This is an ideal opportunity for designers with an eye for color and layout, skill with the required software, a passion for education and literacy, and the desire to build a portfolio of professional work. See examples of previously published student books in our gallery of student work.
To apply, please send a link to a portfolio or examples of your work, along with a cover letter describing your interest, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use "Book Designer" as your subject line.