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uieluck in Colorado

So much struggle, so many ideas — Art Director & Senior Creative

I have a serious problem. My work is super utilitarian. It's not sexy, hip, new, cool, young etc... THIS PLAGUES me like a disease. I've been in the...

Helps 2B Lucky in Ballston Spa, New York

Updated 28 months ago

art direction is for me. what step do i take next?! - 1 Reply

Hi there, I have recently graduated from college with a degree in Art focusing in New Media. It wasn't until my Jr. year in college that i...

Gillian in Bellville, South Africa

Updated 87 months ago

i need advice...ANYONE - 1 Reply

I am a final year film student and want to become an art director for and advertising company. Should i go and study something in the field of...

Gillian in Bellville, South Africa

Updated 87 months ago

Art Director questions - 18 Replies

If you don't mind me asking but where did you go to school to become an Art Director.

Anonymous Coward in Dallas, Texas

Updated 92 months ago

The best part is... - 4 Replies

What do you enjoy most about art director work? What do you dislike the most? Is it challenging? Are there many opportunities to learn and...

Anonymous Coward in Dallas, Texas

Updated 92 months ago

Starting out... - 11 Replies

How did you get your start doing art director work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position? Do you need a particular...

cammy in Hubbard, Texas

art directer/ business.

Hi, im a Senior in High School. I'm still deciding what i want to do when i graduate, I've always been artistic and I want too become an art...

dgbenner in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Updated 101 months ago

Art Director - 1 Reply

For those looking, I think that College of Charleston's School Of The Arts's art management program would be good to become an art director, as I...

bridger in New York, New York

Next logical educational step for Art Director?

I am an Art Director who independently contracts with agencies to create campaign strategies and develop digital interfaces. I've recently had a...

Patrick Tormey in Santa Cruz, California

Looking for Direction

I am currently a 3rd year Anthropology student, and am debating whether a career in anthropolgy is right for me. Art has always been large portion of...

jestin mathew in Bangalore, India

How can move next step in an advertising agency?

Hi, Now I am working an Art Director in India. I would like to move outside India like US or other country. I expecting a comment, what is the...

damianicus in Louisville, Kentucky

Updated 110 months ago

Fresh out of college and trying to become a Jr. Art Director - 1 Reply

I'm fresh out of college...graduated from Pratt Institute this past May earning my BFA in Communciations Design, majoring in Advertising Art...

Graham Mitchell in London, United Kingdom

What is best way for photographer to approach an art director?

I am sure that you are often contacted by photographers whom you know straight away you will never work with, but what about the upcoming ones you do...

on3 in South Jordan, Utah

Updated 111 months ago

art director - 2 Replies

What career moves are needed to step into an art director's position? What education is needed?

stufly in Sydney, Australia

Ingredients for Advertising ideas

Do you ever get stuck on a creative brief, or need to expand on an existing idea with limited time restraints? Well this new creative reference is...

jayjay in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Updated 116 months ago

Entering the world of advertising with a masters degree in architecture (but well versed in graphics and DNA) - 1 Reply

I have my own practice with my wife in architecture, here in Portugal, however we also get involved in a good deal of company DNA branding and...

damianicus in Louisville, Kentucky

Updated 120 months ago

Illustration / Rendering Skills - Art Director - 2 Replies

I'm a Senior Designer with a strong portfolio of work for major clients. I mentor the other designers in my studio and oversee all projects before...

Clayton in Johannesburg, South Africa


im from south africa and in my final year of studying to become an art director. do you think i would be able to get a job in the states?

Burgeious in Sydney, Australia

Updated 122 months ago

Show me the money... - 7 Replies

What are typical art director salaries? Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this...

bas westerbeek in Amsterdam, Netherlands

What makes a good photogprapher in the eyes of an art director?

Question from an Photographers agent in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (My company: What are key ellements for an art director to look at by...

Anthony in Hermosa Beach, California

Updated 124 months ago

Post Graduation - 18 Replies

I would love if someone could tell me (list) the top colleges of art direction! Anyone?

fred in Merrillville, Indiana

director facility

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Janie in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 127 months ago

To be the best... - 3 Replies

What are the top 3 traits or skills every art director must have to excel? Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your art director...

Teresa in Jersey City, New Jersey

Create an Innovative Portfolio of Your Next Interview

Art directors and Graphic Designers can now catalog their entire work in a bookstore-quality book. The quality of the books are as impressive as your...

Brian in Alhambra, California

Updated 130 months ago

Want to be an art director but have no prior interships with agencies? - 1 Reply

Hi all, i've majored in graphic design and have experience in working in a ad production company for a year. Recently i've started working in the...

Cam in Edmonton, Alberta

The state of illustration

Hi Art Directors I have been an illustrator for about 15 years and have found that as the years have gone by it has become harder and harder to get...

Shannon Tawney in Midland, Texas

Running Blind

I have enjoyed reading many of the questions posed and answers, so I thought I would through mine in. O.K. I am currently finishing up an...

billi in San Diego, California

seeking specscripts/or deadboards

Hello, I am a commercial director finishing my reel. I'm currently working on a spot being shot at the end of next month, and would love to...

John in Kawasaki, Japan

Approaching Art Directors

I'm an ex-pat illustrator based in Japan, looking to break into the US and other markets. Is there a resource (web or print) anyone could recommend...

devotchka in Woodside, New York

Updated 139 months ago

A few questions... - 1 Reply

So if I want to be an Art Director for an Advertising Agency... how much do you think I would get paid? Also, what jobs would I have to have prior...

Andie27 in Jakarta, Indonesia

Updated 141 months ago

sight... - 2 Replies

SIGHT is a simple word for describing the complex precess by wich our brains decde the visual stimuli received from the eyes and turn these into an...

Coby Neill in Nixa, Missouri

Updated 141 months ago

Boom or bust? - 1 Reply

Are jobs in this industry on the rise? Are there any sub-sectors that are growing? Where are the jobs? Which places have the most art director...

Coby Neill in Nixa, Missouri

Updated 141 months ago

Interview Preparation - 2 Replies

Do you have any tips to help prepare for an upcoming art director interview? Are there common interview questions that come up again and again?


Getting ahead...

What is the best training for becoming a hirable art director? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective art...

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