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Arts, Communication, Media and Design

Art Director

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Formulate design concepts and presentation approaches for visual communications media, such as print, broadcasting, and advertising. Direct workers engaged in art work or layout design.

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Center for Career Exploration and Success

45 Armstrong Center

550 E. Spring St.

Oxford, OH 45056


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Related Job Titles

Art Director, Art Supervisor, Creative Director, Creative Guru, Design Director, Designer, Director of Creative Services, Consumer Products, Group Art Supervisor, Production Manager, Senior Art Director

Facts and Stats

Your career outlook is looking good – just like these stats.

O*NET Code: 27-1011.00

O*NET Summary
  • $101k Median wages (annual)


  • 13,400 Projected job openings


  • 4-7% Projected growth (average)


What you Need to Know

  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Communications and Media — Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
  • Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Related Programs

Top Technology Requirements Included in Job Postings

  • Desktop publishing software — Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign; Quark; QuarkXPress
  • Graphics or photo imaging software — Adobe Systems Adobe Creative Cloud; Adobe Systems Adobe Flash; Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator; Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
  • Video creation and editing software — Adobe Systems Adobe AfterEffects; Apple Final Cut Pro; WeVideo; YouTube
  • Web page creation and editing software — Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver; Facebook; Social media software; WordPress
  • Web platform development software — AJAX; Cascading Style Sheets CSS; Drupal; PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor

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