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Advertising art director

What is it like Advertising art director?

Advertising art directors are responsible for generating visual concepts in response to client advertising briefs. In producing an advertising campaign, art directors are responsible for visual elements and work alongside copywriters who are responsible for written components.

Advertising art directors work with a team to construct a creative project that is visually engaging and message-focused. They are responsible for the final sign-off on an advertising campaign.

Employment level (in thousands)*

* This data is reflective of employment levels for advertising and marketing professionals. 

This data shows historical and projected employment levels (thousands) for this occupation. Data should be used as a guide only. Where exact job data has not been available, data from a related field has been used. Source: ABS Labour Force Survey.

Average weekly total cash earnings (before tax)

This data shows average weekly cash earnings for the occupation (rounded figure). These figures are indicative and cannot be used to determine a particular wage rate. Data should be used as a guide only. Source: ABS Labour Force Strategy.

Is it right for me? 

As an Advertising Art Director, you will have a flare for creativity and an ability to produce and communicate innovative ideas. You will be tenacious and driven in your work ethic, and have a strong belief in your ideas. You will also possess the following attributes;

  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • High attention to detail
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic work ethic
  • Ability to take and provide constructive criticism

Which degree?

Which pathway is best for you is individual in nature. Contact a career counsellor to explore these options further.


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