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Formulate design concepts and presentation approaches, and direct workers engaged in art work, layout design, and copy writing for visual communications media, such as magazines, books, newspapers, and packaging.

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Art Director and Creative Director Job Descriptions - Comments

Art director and creative director job descriptions are somewhat similar, particularly in the advertising industry. However, creative director tends to be the more senior position and is often held by a former art director. The exact job description for either position will vary depending on company size and other factors. In general, an art director job description involves developing concepts for clients and then supervising and sometimes working with a design team in the execution of client projects. Important facets of this job include knowledge of branding and design along with creativity, talent and industry experience. Similarly, a creative director job description involves managing creative projects and supervising design staff. A creative director is generally skilled at working with clients, project management, branding, marketing and design. Some creative directors move into the position after working as a Copywriter. Both an art director and creative director job description include utilizing leadership, communication and problem-solving skills.

For further comparison of these to jobs, see how an Art Director Salary compares to a Creative Director Salary.
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