Art Director
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April 24, 2019

The Art Director will produce art layouts by developing art concepts, providing work direction and vision to design staff.

  • Follow art department work requirements through providing direction, training, assigning tasks, scheduling and coaching employees.
  • Meet art department work standards by following production, productivity, quality and customer service standards, resolving operational problems, as well as identifying work process improvements.
  • Meet art department cost standards by monitoring expenses and implementing cost-saving actions.
  • Formulate art concepts by supervising workers engaged in executing layout designs for artwork and copy to be presented by visual communication media.
  • Keep management and team members informed by reviewing illustrative material for presentation.
  • Review project production factors by studying budget, background information, objectives, presentation approaches, styles and techniques.
  • Select and secure illustrative material by formulating basic layout design concept and conducting research.
  • Produce illustrative material by assigning layout design concept to artists and photographers, and turning development of design concepts into art layouts.
  • Prepare layouts for printing by marking-up, pasting-up and finishing layouts.
  • Attain final approval by presenting final layouts, storyboards, illustrations, and responding to management comments and requests.
  • Improve quality results by studying, evaluating and redesigning processes, as well as implementing changes.
  • Update professional knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, keeping up-to-date with new releases and publications in the graphic design field, maintaining personal networks, and through membership in professional organisations.
  • Improve the art department production standards by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests, as well as exploring opportunities to add value to role-specific achievements.
  • Coordination
  • Creativity
  • Vision
  • Project Management
  • Product Management
  • Organisation
  • Graphic Design Skills
  • Developing Creative Standards
  • Illustration Tools
  • Desktop Publishing Skills
  • Multimedia Content Development
Relevant experience

The Art Director must have approximately 10 years of graphic design experience, and a solid portfolio, 7 of which in positions requiring strategic decision making, as well as 3 to 5 years of experience in a leadership role.


Bachelor’s degree in graphic design. MBA is preferable.

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