Art Directors


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+3.8% (slower than the average)


What Art Directors Do

Formulate design concepts and presentation approaches for visual productions and media, such as print, broadcasting, video, and film. Direct workers engaged in artwork or layout design.

Other Job Titles Art Directors May Have

Art Director, Creative Director, Group Art Supervisor, Production Manager

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Artist/Packaging Manager ,

Fossil Group, Inc.

I am a packaging manager by day and an artist by night. As a packaging manager, I work with a variety of creatives on sourcing materials to make their visions come to life. As a mixed media artist, I'm very involved in the community. I occasionally teach workshops and mentor young artists.

Founder, CEO, and Executive Creative Director ,


I usually get to the office at 8 am and work till 6:30 pm. Prioritizing family time and balancing that with work life is important to me. My daily routine typically consists of meetings and checking in with the different teams on the status of projects. There are a few initiatives that I am directly in charge of like setting the companies culture, having a clear and successful business strategy, etc.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Formulate basic layout design or presentation approach and specify material details, such as style and size of type, photographs, graphics, animation, video, and sound.
  • Manage own accounts and projects, working within budget and scheduling requirements.
  • Confer with creative, art, copywriting, or production department heads to discuss client requirements and presentation concepts and to coordinate creative activities.
  • Present final layouts to clients for approval.
  • Review and approve art materials, copy materials, and proofs of printed copy developed by staff members.

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