Art Director

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

What exactly does an 'Art Director' do?

  • Present final layouts for client approval.
  • Prepare detailed storyboards showing sequance & timing of story development for TV production.
  • Mark up, paste, & complete layouts.
  • Review & approve art materials, copy materials, & proofs of printed copy developed by staff members.
  • Write typography instructions to prepare materials for typesetting/ printing.
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What's the working conditions for an 'Art Director?'

  • Fine Art or Commercial art studios in office buildings, warehouses, lofts, or private home studios are the more common work places.
  • Studios are well lit and ventilated.
  • Employed by publishing companies, advertsing agencies, & design firms. (which is always a good thing)
  • Could face eye strain, fatigue or back pain.
  • Could intake fumes from supplies.
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What training do you need to become an 'Art Director?'

You need at least a Bachelor's degree from an arts college.


Taking English, Social Science, & Natural Science classes could majorly improve your ability to work as an Art Director.

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What is you salary as an 'Art Director?'

In New York..

An Art Director's hourly wage ranges from $30.62 to $74.46

An Art Director's yearly pay ranges fomr $63,700 to $154,870

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.

~Thomas Merton

-No Man Is an Island-

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