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Art Director

Art director is the title for a variety of similar job functions in theater, advertising, marketing, publishing, fashion, film and television, the Internet, and video games. 

It is the charge of a sole art director to supervise and unify the vision. 

Career Options

  • Art directors work in a variety of industries
  • and the type of work they do varies by industry. In publishing
  • art directors typically oversee the page layout of catalogs
  • newspapers
  • or magazines. They also choose the cover art for books and periodicals. In advertising and public relations
  • art directors ensure that their clients’ desired message and image is conveyed to consumers. In movie production
  • art directors collaborate with directors to determine what sets will be needed for the film and what style or look the sets should have.

Educational Qualifications

  • Minimum qualification- 10+2

Personal Skills

  • •knowledge of interior design and architecture •practical understanding of building and construction •understanding of the work •good knowledge of computer budgeting software •possess a full clean driving licence •excellent free-hand drawing
  • perspective and technical drawing skills •eye for decoration and detail •able to conceptualise ideas •methodical approach to work •strong leadership skills •be able to co-ordinate effectively •show diplomacy and sensitivity when working with artists and crew •willing to work long and irregular hours •understand the requirements of the relevant health and safety legislation •sensitive towards different working practices and cultures when working in other countries

Courses to be pursued

  • •Associate Degree in Art/Design •Bachelor's Degree in Advertising •Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design •Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art •Master’s Degree in Fine Art

Top Colleges

  • Arena Animation Arena Animation offers a wide range of career & short-term courses suitable for students & working professionals with different learning needs. Course timings are flexible so that anyone can attend as per their convenience. Address Arena animation Center Address: 301, M-3, AVG BHAWAN, Middle Circle, near Rajiv Chowk metro station Gate No 3, 4connaught place, delhi, new delhi, delhi-ncr INDIA-110001 Center Head: BHAWANA MANSHARAMANI Ph- 011-32328444/919650679762
  • Lalit Kala Accademy The Lalit Kala Akademi was established in pursuance of the dream of the first Prime Minister of independent India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru for a cultural and national identity. Thus the Lalit Kala Akademi as one among three such national organizations, that emerged. Address Lalit kala Akademi Rabindra Bhavan, 35, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi-110001 Ph - +91 011 2300 9200

Working Conditions

Art Directors usually work according to company timings i.e. 9am – 6pm, however they are frequently required to work late and come in on weekends, depending upon their deadlines. There is a little travel involved where they may travel to meet clients. However, the most part of the job is within their office/studio premises. Most agencies where Art Directors are employed have an informal dress code, and so the work environment is casual. As most people in the advertising and production agencies are predominantly aged below 40, the atmosphere is light and fun.

Top Companies

  • Red Chillies A film production house based in Mumbai, Red Chillies Entertainments was founded in 2002 and ever since, the company has been on a steady growth curve in the sphere of motion picture production and distribution. Address Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt. Ltd. Backstage, Plot no. 612, Junction of Rama Krishna Mission Road & 15th Road, Santacruz (West), Mumbai 400054 Tel: +91-22-6669-9400 Email :
  • Ricarda PeopleCraft Pvt. Ltd. Established in 2011, is an Executive Search and Recruitment Process Outsourcing firm is specialize in sectors as varied as IT, E-Commerce, Retailing, FMCG, Banking, Engineering, Technical, Hospitality, EPC, Architecture, Design, and Media. Based out of Gurgaon, offices are centrally located on Golf Course Road, with the third one expected to be operational in early 201
  • Address Ricarda PeopleCraft Pvt. Ltd. 361, 3rd Floor, Centrum Plaza, Golf Course Road, Sector – 53, Gurgaon – 122 002, Haryana M: +91 9999793051 Email-

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