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Art directors need at least a bachelor’s degree in an art or design subject and previous work experience. Depending on the industry, they may have worked as graphic designers, fine artists, editors, or photographers, or in another art or design occupation before becoming art directors.Education
Many art directors start out in another art-related occupation, such as fine artists or photographers. Work experience in art or design occupations develops an art director’s ability to visually communicate to a specific audience creatively and effectively. They gain the appropriate education for that occupation, usually by earning a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
To supplement their work experience in those occupations and show their ability to take on a more creative or a more managerial role, some complete a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree.Work Experience in a Related Occupation
Most art directors work 5 years or more in another occupation before becoming art directors. Depending upon the industry, they may work as graphic designers, fine artists, editors, photographers, or in another art or design occupation before becoming art directors.
For many artists, including art directors, developing a portfolio—a collection of an artist’s work that demonstrates his or her styles and abilities—is essential. Managers, clients, and others look at artists’ portfolios when they are deciding whether to hire an employee or contract for an art project.Important Qualities
Communication skills. Art directors must be able to listen to and speak with staff and clients to ensure that they understand employees’ ideas and clients’ desires for advertisements, publications, or movie sets.
Creativity. Art directors must be able to come up with interesting and innovative ideas to develop advertising campaigns, set designs, or layout options.
Leadership skills. Art directors must be able to organize, direct, and motivate other artists. They need to articulate their visions to artists and oversee the work as it progresses.
Resourcefulness. Art directors must be able to adapt their latest designs to the changing technology used in their industry.
Time-management skills. Balancing competing priorities and multiple projects while meeting strict deadlines is critical for art directors.
|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Associate Creative Director||The Howard Hughes Corporation||New York, NY||Jun 09, 2016||$223,226|
|Associate Creative Director||The Howard Hughes Corporation||New York, NY||Nov 05, 2016||$215,405|
|Associate Creative Director||Howard Hughes Management Co LLC||New York, NY||Jan 02, 2016||$215,405|
|Associate Creative Director||Publicis Inc.||New York, NY||Jan 21, 2015||$200,000|
|Associate Creative Director||Argonaut, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Mar 21, 2016||$200,000|
|Associate Creative Director||Arnold Worldwide||Boston, MA||Sep 01, 2015||$195,656|
|Associate Creative Director||Apple Inc.||Cupertino, CA||Aug 19, 2016||$195,000 -
|Associate Creative Director||Mullenlowe U.S.||Boston, MA||Jun 06, 2016||$185,000|
|Associate Creative Director||Droga5, LLC||New York, NY||May 04, 2015||$180,000|
|Associate Creative Director||Droga5, LLC||New York, NY||May 05, 2015||$180,000|
|Associate Creative Director||R/Ga Media Group, Inc.||New York, NY||Jan 10, 2016||$179,000 -
|Associate Creative Director||DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Mar 16, 2015||$155,000 -
|Associate Creative Director||R/Ga Media Group, Inc.||New York, NY||Apr 26, 2016||$155,000 -
|Associate Creative Director||Anomaly Partners LLC||New York, NY||Sep 08, 2015||$155,000|
|Associate Creative Director||DDB Worldwide Communications Group, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Oct 27, 2015||$150,000 -
|Associate Creative Director||BBDO USA LLC||New York, NY||Feb 11, 2015||$150,000|
|Associate Creative Director-Art||Leo Burnett Company, Inc.||Chicago, IL||Sep 20, 2015||$150,000|
|Associate Creative Director||Leo Burnett Company, Inc.||Chicago, IL||Oct 02, 2016||$150,000|
|Associate Creative Director||Razorfish, LLC||New York, NY||Sep 02, 2015||$132,974 -
|Associate Creative Director||Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners||New York, NY||Apr 14, 2015||$130,000|
|Associate Creative Director||Photon Infotech, Inc.||New York, NY||May 04, 2015||$130,000|
|Associate Creative Director||BBDO USA LLC||New York, NY||Jun 13, 2016||$130,000|
|Associate Creative Director||AKQA, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Feb 27, 2015||$130,000 -
|Associate Creative Director||Sapient Corporation||Santa Monica, CA||Sep 04, 2015||$128,717|
|Associate Creative Director||Razorfish, LLC||New York, NY||Jan 14, 2016||$128,294 -
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