My Dream Career

Korteney Wahr

Art Director

I want be an Art Director because there are many options as to what an Art Director can do. Art Director can work in advertising, film and publishing. They are in charge of the overall appearance and unify the vision.

Getting Started

  1. Earn a Bachelor's Degree in art, graphic design or a related field
  2. Have 3-5 years of Industry experience
  3. Seek promotion or job opportunity elsewhere
  4. Continue Education and stay current with technology

Art Directors...


  • Grand Rapids is #48 with $72,180 and Detroit is #58 with $68,720 on the list of highest-paying markets for art directors.
  • Art Directors earn a median salary of $89,760 per year.
  • Salaries start from $47,320 and up to $172,900.

Additional Information

Career Overview - 'Art Director'