The average salary for an Entry-Level Art Director in Canada is C$41,285.
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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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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$50,031 based on 150 salaries. A mid-career Art Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$61,877 based on 142 salaries. An experienced Art Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$66,470 based on 178 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$70,012.
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