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Working As A Creative Services Director

  • Thinking Creatively
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $111,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Creative Services Director Do

Art directors are responsible for the visual style and images in magazines, newspapers, product packaging, and movie and television productions. They create the overall design and direct others who develop artwork or layouts.

Duties

Art directors typically do the following: 

  • Determine how best to represent a concept visually
  • Determine which photographs, art, or other design elements to use
  • Develop the overall look or style of a publication, an advertising campaign, or a theater, television, or film set
  • Lead graphic designers, set and exhibit designers, or other design staff
  • Review and approve designs, artwork, photography, and graphics developed by other staff members 
  • Talk to clients to develop an artistic approach and style
  • Coordinate activities with other artistic and creative departments
  • Develop detailed budgets and timelines
  • Present designs to clients for approval

Art directors typically oversee the work of other designers and artists who produce images for television, film, live performances, advertisements, or video games. They determine the overall style in which a message is communicated visually to its audience. For each project, they articulate their vision to artists. The artists then create images, such as illustrations, graphics, photographs, or charts and graphs, or design stage and movie sets, according to the art director’s vision.

Art directors work with art and design staffs in advertising agencies, public relations firms, and book, magazine, or newspaper publishers to create designs and layouts. They also work with producers and directors of theater, television, or movie productions to oversee set designs. Their work requires them to understand the design elements of projects, inspire other creative workers, and keep projects on budget and on time. Sometimes they are responsible for developing budgets and timelines. 

The following are some specifics of what art directors do in different industries:

In publishing, art directors typically oversee the page layout of catalogs, newspapers, or magazines. They also choose the cover art for books and periodicals. Often, this work includes publications for the Internet, so art directors oversee production of the websites used for publication.

In advertising and public relations, art directors ensure that their clients’ desired message and image are conveyed to consumers. Art directors are responsible for the overall visual aspects of an advertising or media campaign and coordinate the work of other artistic or design staff, such as graphic designers.

In movie production, art directors collaborate with directors to determine what sets will be needed for the film and what style or look the sets should have. They hire and supervise a staff of assistant art directors or set designers to complete designs.

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How To Become A Creative Services Director

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.

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Creative Services Director Career Paths

Creative Services Director
Creative Director
Vice President
6 Yearsyrs
Creative Director
5 Yearsyrs
Marketing Director
Marketing Vice President
10 Yearsyrs
Marketing Director
7 Yearsyrs
Vice President
Senior Vice President
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Art Director
Senior Creative Director
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Art Director
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Creative Director
Executive Creative Director
8 Yearsyrs
Marketing Vice President
Senior Vice President Of Marketing
13 Yearsyrs
Director
Executive Director
10 Yearsyrs
Director
7 Yearsyrs
Director, Marketing And Creative Services
10 Yearsyrs
Producer Director
Production Director
5 Yearsyrs
Director Of Communications And Marketing
Vice President Of Marketing & Communications
12 Yearsyrs
Director Of Communications And Marketing
9 Yearsyrs
Executive Creative Director
Chief Creative Officer
8 Yearsyrs
Creative Director/Owner
Marketing And Creative Director
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Vice President
Executive Vice President
11 Yearsyrs
Imaging Services Director
Service Director
9 Yearsyrs
Executive Director
Chief Executive Officer
8 Yearsyrs
Marketing And Creative Director
Director Of Marketing And Public Relations
6 Yearsyrs
Account Director
Director Of Sales
10 Yearsyrs
Account Director
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Director
Operations Vice President
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Director
13 Yearsyrs
President
Chief Operating Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Operations Director
Managing Director
11 Yearsyrs
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Merchandising Director
Design Director
7 Yearsyrs
Freelance Art Director
Creative Director & Designer
5 Yearsyrs
Freelance Art Director
6 Yearsyrs
Brand Director
Senior Director Of Marketing
12 Yearsyrs
Brand Director
10 Yearsyrs
Operations Vice President
Chief Finance Officer
13 Yearsyrs
Director Of Sales
Director Of Sales And Marketing
9 Yearsyrs
Service Director
Regional Director
9 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Creative Director 3.9 years
Creative Manager 3.2 years
Creative Lead 2.8 years
Top Careers Before Creative Services Director
Art Director 13.1%
Designer 2.6%
Producer 2.5%
Top Careers After Creative Services Director
Owner 5.7%
Consultant 4.2%
Director 2.9%

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Creative Services Director Demographics

Gender

Male

57.7%

Female

34.6%

Unknown

7.8%
Ethnicity

White

64.5%

Hispanic or Latino

14.7%

Black or African American

11.3%

Asian

6.2%

Unknown

3.3%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

40.0%

French

13.3%

German

6.7%

Italian

6.7%

Cantonese

4.4%

Tagalog

4.4%

Mandarin

4.4%

Arabic

4.4%

Swedish

2.2%

Portuguese

2.2%

Chinese

2.2%

Ilocano

2.2%

Catalan

2.2%

Dutch

2.2%

Thai

2.2%
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Creative Services Director Education

Schools

School of Visual Arts

9.5%

Michigan State University

5.8%

University of Phoenix

5.8%

Syracuse University

5.3%

Texas Tech University

5.3%

University of California - Los Angeles

5.3%

University of Florida

5.3%

Full Sail University

5.3%

New York University

4.7%

University of Texas at Austin

4.7%

University of Kansas

4.7%

Northern Illinois University

4.7%

Fashion Institute of Technology

4.7%

Art Institute of Pittsburgh

4.7%

Ohio University -

4.2%

Florida State University

4.2%

Art Institute of Philadelphia

4.2%

University of Arizona

4.2%

Art Center College of Design

3.7%

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

3.7%
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Majors

Graphic Design

21.5%

Communication

14.4%

Business

8.3%

Fine Arts

7.9%

Marketing

7.6%

Journalism

5.9%

Photography

4.9%

Design And Visual Communication

4.7%

Advertising

4.5%

English

2.9%

Public Relations

2.8%

Audiovisual Communications Technologies

2.2%

Digital Media

2.1%

Theatre

1.8%

Psychology

1.8%

Computer Applications

1.6%

Management

1.5%

Entertainment Business

1.2%

Education

1.2%

Computer Networking

1.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

60.9%

Other

15.9%

Masters

13.1%

Associate

6.8%

Certificate

2.4%

Doctorate

0.7%

Diploma

0.2%
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Highest Paying City
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Highest Paying State
Washington
Avg Experience Level
4.4 years
How much does a Creative Services Director make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Creative Services Director in the United States is $111,373 per year or $54 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $62,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $197,000.

Real Creative Services Director Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Director of Digital Creative Services LVMH MOET Hennessy Louis Vuitton Inc. New York, NY Sep 05, 2016 $200,000 -
$450,000
Creative Services Director Droga5, LLC New York, NY Nov 14, 2016 $180,000
Director Creative Services Otter Products LLC Fort Collins, CO Jan 01, 2016 $178,500
Director, Creative Services Chyron Corporation Melville, NY Dec 15, 2009 $154,577
Creative Services Director Universalprocon, Inc. Ivyland, PA Jan 04, 2010 $137,000
Creative Service Director Univision Television Group, Inc. Chicago, IL Jan 15, 2011 $130,000
Creative Services Director Telefutura Television Group, Inc. Chicago, IL Oct 04, 2010 $130,000
Creative Services Director Universal Worldevents Ivyland, PA Apr 18, 2012 $126,630 -
$146,000
Creative Services Director Time Inc. New York, NY Dec 21, 2015 $110,000 -
$130,000
Director of Creative Services Metropolitan Arts & Antiques Pavilion Ltd. New York, NY Jan 31, 2010 $101,000
Director, Wholesale Decorative, Creative Services Ralph Lauren Corporation New York, NY Oct 03, 2014 $90,987
Director of Creative Services Greencard Pictures LLC New York, NY Sep 10, 2012 $86,000
Director of Communications and Creative Services The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry Nashville, TN Oct 01, 2012 $72,000
Director of Communications & Creative Services Africa University, Inc. Nashville, TN Jan 15, 2016 $68,500 -
$73,000
Director of Communications & Creative Services Africa University, Inc. Nashville, TN Jan 15, 2013 $68,500 -
$72,000

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Top Skills for A Creative Services Director

  1. Web Application
  2. Video Production
  3. Creative Services Department
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  • Collaborated with software engineering team for all web application development releases.
  • Produced an award-winning alumni magazine, numerous websites, video productions and multimedia presentations.
  • Revamped the Creative Services Department increasing productivity and delivery of projects on deadline.
  • Operate full-service freelance graphic design studio, specializing in promotional collateral for small businesses and non-profit organizations.
  • Launched successful strategic marketing and communications plan to support aircraft delivery and maintenance program including print, video and promotional materials.

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