Sr Illustrator


**Location:** Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

The Senior Illustrator is responsible for the illustrative print and online content appearing in the front section of Cell, covers of Trends and sister journals, and special commercial products. The SI maintains and evolves a consistent illustration style for Cell's Leading Edge, introduces new technologies and workflows, innovates in print and digital media, and manages deadlines and timelines related to the flagship journal.

This role investigates and implements new types of illustrative and multimedia content that could appear in Cell Press journals and homepages and also works directly with suppliers to investigate, implement, and manage additional protocols to extend the reach of the illustration program.


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.

Produce posters, covers, graphics, SnapShots, and other special content.

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.


Bachelor's or master's degree in fine arts, visual art, graphic design and illustration, or related field preferred

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

3-5 years of illustration and design-related work experience

Strong visualization skills to transform complex information into 2- 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

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 we 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 Lancetand 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.###.#### or
Associated topics: corrugate, cut, illustrator, offset, pressman, roll, roll form, roll operator, web, web print

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