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 2021/22

Average Median Salary:

$80,000

Art Directors Work On:

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

Past winners of the Applied Arts Awards

  • 2019 Photo/Illustration Awards Niels Van Iperen (Niels.com)
    2019
    Photo/Illustration Awards

    Niels Van Iperen (Niels.com)
  • 2020 Design Awards Amanda Somers (john st.)
    2020
    Design Awards

    Amanda Somers (john st.)
  • 2019 Photo/Illustration Awards Stephanie Kretzschmer (Stephanie Kretzschmer Photography)
    2019
    Photo/Illustration Awards

    Stephanie Kretzschmer (Stephanie Kretzschmer Photography)
  • 2019 Advertising Awards Joel McCurdy (TAXI)
    2019
    Advertising Awards

    Joel McCurdy (TAXI)