Art Director (Design)

An art director works with a client to help come up with an overarching creative concept for a range of creative projects from publications to exhibitions and re-brands to name just a few. They then collaborate with designers to establish an appropriate style or approach that will best visually represent this. This could mean agreeing on a typeface or colour scheme to approving photography or commissioning illustrators – all of which add up to form the look and feel of a project. With good leadership skills and an ability to look at the bigger picture while carefully attending to details, an art director helps guides a team toward a unified vision.

Please Note: The world of creative careers is broad and ever-evolving. While our descriptions aim to capture the essence of a role, we appreciate that no two jobs will be the same. We’re always looking to grow, expand and add to these roles, so if you feel we are missing something please let us know!

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