"photoshop," "graphic design," and "art direction" aren't the only skills we found assistant art directors list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of assistant art director responsibilities that we found, including:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming an assistant art director. We found that 73.7% of assistant art directors have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 4.8% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most assistant art directors have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every eight assistant art directors were not college graduates.
Those assistant art directors who do attend college, typically earn either graphic design degrees or fine arts degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for assistant art directors include design and visual communication degrees or communication degrees.
When you're ready to become an assistant art director, you might wonder which companies hire assistant art directors. According to our research through assistant art director resumes, assistant art directors are mostly hired by WarnerMedia, AARP, and J. C. Penney. Now is a good time to apply as WarnerMedia has 2 assistant art directors job openings, and there are 1 at AARP and 1 at J. C. Penney.
Since salary is important to some assistant art directors, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at McCann, WarnerMedia, and J. C. Penney. If you were to take a closer look at McCann, you'd find that the average assistant art director salary is $87,523. Then at WarnerMedia, assistant art directors receive an average salary of $65,497, while the salary at J. C. Penney is $57,168.
For the most part, assistant art directors make their living in the media and retail industries. Assistant art directors tend to make the most in the professional industry with an average salary of $62,501. The assistant art director annual salary in the manufacturing and media industries generally make $57,660 and $57,065 respectively. Additionally, assistant art directors who work in the professional industry make 25.5% more than assistant art directors in the education Industry.