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Art Director

The art director is the title for a variety of similar job functions in theatre, 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

  • 1. In publishing 2. In advertising and public relations 3. In movie production

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 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 Lalit kala Akademi Rabindra Bhavan, 35, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi-110001 Ph - +91 011 2300 9200
  • Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan Near Metro Station, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi, Delhi 110001 Ph- 011 2338 2005

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 Email : info@redchillies.com
  • Ricarda PeopleCraft Pvt. Ltd. Email- info@ricardapeoplecraft.com
  • AIHM Noida Email- aihmnoida@gmail.com

Successful Persons

Aparna Raina

Aparna Raina is a National Award Winning Production Designer. She inaugurated her profession in 2006 as a fine art subordinate with the motion picture “ Khosla Ka Ghosla” and a Set Cupboard in the decisively commended film “The Namesake.”

Thota Tharani

Thota Tharani is an Indian silver screen art leader and production stylist who has worked in Tamil movies, Telugu films, Malayalam pictures, and B-town as well. In the year 2013, he won the National Film Awardstwice, two Filmfare Awards of South, and four times the Tamil Nadu State Film Awards.

Samir Chanda

Samir Chanda was an Indian fine art director and invention designer crosswise Indian cinema. His piece of work includes Hindi, Bengali, Malayalam, and Tamil. He is been acknowledged for movies like Yodha, Dil Se, Guru, Omkara.

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