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 2016

Average Median Salary:

$62,400

Art Directors Work On:

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

Past winners of the Applied Arts Awards

  • 2019 Design Awards Adam Ayliffe (L.A. Inc.)
    2019
    Design Awards

    Adam Ayliffe (L.A. Inc.)
  • 2019 Photo/Illustration Awards Deborah  Lee (Deborah Lee Illustration)
    2019
    Photo/Illustration Awards

    Deborah Lee (Deborah Lee Illustration)
  • 2020 Advertising Awards Wunder
    2020
    Advertising Awards

    Wunder
  • 2019 Student Awards Yeojeong Kim
    2019
    Student Awards

    Yeojeong Kim