Art Director

An art director establishes the conceptual and stylistic direction for all design staff and orchestrates their work, as well as the work of production artists, photographers, illustrators, prepress technicians, printers and anyone else who is involved in the development of a project. The art director generally selects vendors and, if there isn't a creative director on staff, has final creative authority.

Source: RGD Creative Earners Report 2022/23

Average Median Salary:

$82,440

Art Directors Work On:

• Storyboards
• Print advertising
• TV & radio commercials
• Magazine layouts
• Billboards
• Web ads

Past winners of the Applied Arts Awards

  • 2020 Photo/Illustration Awards Bryan Pizarro (Zulu Alpha Kilo)
    2020
    Photo/Illustration Awards

    Bryan Pizarro (Zulu Alpha Kilo)
  • 2020 Design Awards Jeremy Dimmock (Polyester Studio Inc.)
    2020
    Design Awards

    Jeremy Dimmock (Polyester Studio Inc.)
  • 2019 Student Awards David Song
    2019
    Student Awards

    David Song
  • 2020 Student Awards Yueming Chen
    2020
    Student Awards

    Yueming Chen