The average salary for an Art Director with Design skills in Canada is C$57,181.
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Job Description for Art Director
Art directors coordinate concept-and-design efforts for promotions which may be in print form, on websites, or in commercials, and they may be involved in consumer promotions, as well. Usually, art directors are more focused on the concept and will delegate work to graphic designers, photographers, and other artists; however, it is still important to be proficient in Photoshop and other design suites in order to lead others' efforts and fill in when necessary. Some art directors may be in charg…Read more
Art Director Tasks
- Create basic layout design and specify material details.
- Formulate and implement design concepts and presentation approaches, and layout design.
- Review illustrative material to determine if it conforms to standards and specifications.
- Confer with department heads to discuss requirements, present concepts and to coordinate creative activities.
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Popular Skills for Art Director
Skills in Adobe Photoshop, Graphic Design, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Branding.
Pay by Experience Level for Art Director
An early career Art Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$49,912 based on 54 salaries. A mid-career Art Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$62,010 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Art Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$64,265 based on 65 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$81,951.
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Employees with Art Director in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 13.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Vancouver, British Columbia (11.5% more) and Toronto, Ontario (1.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in London, Ontario (11.0% less), Montréal, Québec (7.9% less) and Winnipeg, Manitoba (2.3% less).
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