• Divya Sharma

Art Director - Career Guide

Updated: Sep 11, 2020


An Art Director is the person with an highly creative and imaginative team.The art director creates the look and feel of the project assigned to her/him.





Who is an Art Director?

An Art Director may vary depending on the industry he/she is working in. but in general, art directors give the artistic tone to a project, using visuals to bring concepts to life for websites, magazines and newspapers, ad campaigns, television and film, photoshoots, and video games.



How much does an art director earn?

An entry-level Art Director with less than 1-year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of ₹480,000 based on 10 salaries.

An early career Art Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₹483,847 based on 71 salaries. A mid-career Art Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₹616,268 based on 87 salaries.

An experienced Art Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₹942,424 based on 53 salaries





What skills does it take to be an art director?


A highly creative person with knowledge of art, history, photography, graphic design, and typography is important.

Some of the key skills are:

  1. Good imagination

  2. knowledge of the latest tools used for designing

  3. Good communication skill

  4. Think of original, unusual, or creative ways to solve problems

  5. Judge the costs and benefits of possible action.

  6. Perceive and Visualize according to the theme given


What does the job of an art director entail?