How to Hire an Art Director

Does your growing business need an Art Director? From developing concepts for your brand’s logo to working with other departments creating graphics, an Art Director helps bring your company’s vision to life. Along with their team, an Art Director develops creative concepts to spread your brand’s message.

Here are some tips to help you find a great Art Director and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $37.59 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $9.50$73.50 hourly
  • Find more information on Indeed Salary

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire an Art Director?

Hiring an Art Director can be just the boost your business needs. By having a creative visionary on site to aid in implementing your initiatives, your business can create a unified brand voice across all channels. From social media to commercial graphics, an Art Director promotes showcasing your business in a memorable way.

An Art Director can help your business with:

• Cohesive brand image
• Impactful advertising
• Management of other creative staff

Skills to look for in a great Art Director

A great Art Director candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Dedication to consistency and quality across all channels
• Ability to communicate in brand’s voice and vision
• Ability to delegate and oversee tasks
• Communication skills
• Ability to motivate staff
• Collaborative work style

Writing an Art Director job description

A thoughtful description is important for finding qualified Art Director candidates. An Art Director job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Art Director jobs, such as:

• Creative Director
• Senior Art Director
• Digital Art Director

Interviewing Art Director candidates

Strong candidates for Art Director positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Their creative process
• How they prioritize tasks
• Their management style

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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