A junior art director, sometimes referred to as an assistant art director, is the person who assists in planning and development of art and design within various forms of media and communications. This is a position which works primarily in an indoor environment, though some travel can be required for meeting with various companies and departments. This is a position which will generally keep traditional daytime office hours, though extended hours may be required. This position is primarily found in advertising firms, design firms, photography, the media, film industry, and journalism. A junior art director will typically need to hold a bachelor’s degree in a field related to the arts, though this can vary dependent on the organization or employer.
A junior art director will work under the direct supervision of a senior director and can typically work within a team. The responsibilities of this position can vary depending on the organization. However, they typically include coordinating with illustrators, coordinating with photographers, reviewing various artists, reviewing portfolios, assisting with photography, assisting with decisions regarding artwork, taking orders regarding visual direction of a project, making presentations, formulating logos, working with copywriters, working with senior directors, establishing creative direction, ensuring high quality of work, and staying current regarding trends in art and media. This position requires a person with adequate computer skills, an adept understanding of creative design, and the ability to effectively communicate ideas to clients and directors.
Junior Art Director Tasks
Utilize industry standard software and technology.
Communicate and coordinate with creative and design teams.
Lead concept development in line with client’s vision.
Present concepts and designs to clients.