Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for an Art Director is $61,027
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Art Directors?
An early career Art Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $47,962 based on 15 salaries. A mid-career Art Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,173 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Art Director with 10-19 …Read more
What Do Art Directors Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.
- Create basic layout design and specify material details.
- Formulate and implement design concepts and presentation approaches, and layout design.