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You might hire an art director to:

  • Drive art direction for multiple projects at an ad agency or marketing firm
  • Plan and execute video or photo shoots, telling stories with images

  • Oversee a team of graphic designers or photographers at a publication or agency

  • Bring a creative vision to fruition for a brand, supporting and making the countless creative decisions that move initiatives forward

Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Experience as a professional graphic designer, as well as background in a management role at an agency, content studio, or large consumer brand or platform Prior experience as an art director
Adept at leading a creative team Effective communication and organizational skills
Exceptional typography, layout, and prototyping capabilities Strong knowledge of photography and video production techniques