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Freelance designer

About the role

Regular, long-term freelance design work available with Cicerone Press, a specialist independent outdoor guidebook publisher based in Kendal. We produce guides to walking, trekking, mountaineering, running and cycling in Britain, Europe and the rest of the world. For more information on the company, browse our website.

We are looking for a freelance designer to work on the graphics for our books, creating and editing maps and optimising photos for print. Due to the nature of the work, accuracy, an eye for detail and the ability to follow a written brief are essential, and experience of cartographic design would be an advantage. You will need to be comfortable working in Illustrator and Photoshop, working with complex layered files. Book layout work may also be available if you are an experienced InDesign user.

Our work is continuous but sometimes has peaks and troughs, so we are looking to develop a flexible approach to handling big projects and busy times. You will need to be available for at least five days’ work per month, and we will regularly have more to place if you have the capacity. We are keen to establish an ongoing working relationship with the right person or persons.

For more details please contact Sian Jenkins (

About us

For nearly 50 years Cicerone has established a reputation as publisher of high-quality walking, trekking, mountaineering, trail running and cycling guides to Britain, Europe and the rest of the world. We are an independent company based in Kendal, on the edge of the Lake District.

Our current range consists of over 350 titles and we publish about 30 new books or editions each year, both in print and a number of digital formats. We aim to update every guide when it is reprinted.

Each book is carefully planned, working with authors who love the regions they write about. The text is carefully edited and accurate maps are developed. Our books are designed to be as clear and attractive as possible. We work hard to produce the best guidebooks our readers can buy.