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Senior Illustrator

Elsevier k

Cambridge, MA

Jan 15
Job Description

The Illustrator and Designer create scientific figures, graphics, and other materials that appear in Cell Press journals, online, and in special commercial products. The Illustrator maintains and evolves a consistent illustration style for the flagship journal’s front section, introduces new technologies and workflows, innovates in print and digital media, and manages deadlines and timelines.
This role investigates and implements new types of illustrative and multimedia content that could appear in Cell Press journals and homepages and works to extend the reach of the illustration program.
LINKS: Produce posters, covers, graphics, SnapShots, and other special content.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Conceptualize and create illustrations from authors’ rough sketches or electronic files. Create ideas for illustrations where the author of an article has not provided suggestions.
-Assist with management of freelance illustration model.-Perform quality control on freelanced art and design work. -Research and license photographic images where appropriate.-Liaise with Cell editors, authors, and suppliers. -Attend outside seminars and lecture on industry trends.-Stay tuned to web and design innovations on competing journals.-Think creatively about new ideas and features.

-3-5 years of illustration and design-related work experience
-High proficiency in digital illustration software Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop
-Proficiency in Adobe InDesign
-Abilities in other relevant creative software a plus
-Portfolio demonstrating high proficiency in illustration and design software
-Strong visualization skills to transform complex information into 2D or 3D images
-Good understanding of science to be able to conceptualize scientific ideas
-Detail-oriented, quality-driven, thorough, accurate
-Strong organizational skills with correspondingly strong follow-up ability
-Strong communication skills, verbal & written
-Effective interpersonal skills
-Ability to handle a multitude of tasks
-Sets priorities
-Bachelor's or Master's degree in Visual Arts, Graphic Design or related degree program


Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. We help researchers make new discoveries, collaborate with their colleagues, and give them the knowledge they need to find funding. We help governments and universities evaluate and improve their research strategies. We help doctors save lives, providing insight for physicians to find the right clinical answers, and support nurses and other healthcare professionals throughout their careers. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey, and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray?s Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professionals and business customers across industries. Elsevier employs over 7,000 people in more than 70 offices worldwide. We are an employer of choice, attracting and developing talented and creative people who thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package as well as a real opportunity for career growth in a growing organization.
Elsevier is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact 1.877.734.1938 or

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