Art Director


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Art Director (Short)

Art Director

Formulate design concepts and presentation approaches for visual productions and media, such as print, broadcasting, video, and film. Direct workers engaged in artwork or layout design.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Working with Computers
  • Formulate basic layout design or presentation approach and specify material details, such as style and size of type, photographs, graphics, animation, video, and sound.
  • Getting Information
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Manage own accounts and projects, working within budget and scheduling requirements.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Confer with creative, art, copywriting, or production department heads to discuss client requirements and presentation concepts and to coordinate creative activities.

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Art Director Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Art Director test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking and Attention to Detail
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
  • Adaptability
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Resilience
  • Teamwork
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Empathy and Emotional Self-Control

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:27-1011.00
Simulation Context:Medium-Level General Business/Office
O*Net Context:Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2023)
Bottom 10%:
$60,440 or less
Bottom 25%:
$78,970 or less
$106,500 (Average)
Top 25%:
$155,680 or more
Top 10%:
$209,800 or more

US Employment Statistics
2032 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:13,800

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Sales and Marketing
  • English Language
  • Communications and Media
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Design
  • Fine Arts
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Administration and Management
Top Skills
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Time Management
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Coordination
Top Abilities
  • Fluency of Ideas
  • Originality
  • Written Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Near Vision
  • Speech Clarity
  • Information Ordering
Education Requirements
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
Bachelor's Degree:
Master's Degree:
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Related Work Experience Requirements
1 - 2 Years:
2 - 4 Years:
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6 - 8 Years:
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Alternate Titles for this Role: Art Coordinator, Art Director, Art Supervisor, Artistic Director, Arts Administrator, Arts Manager, Creative Director, Creative Guru, Creative Services Director, Creative Services Manager, Design Director, Digital Art Director, Group Art Supervisor, Production Manager

Related Jobs based on Skills & Abilities: Graphic Designers, Producers and Directors, Special Effects Artists and Animators, Public Relations Specialists, Writers and Authors, Information Technology Project Managers, Media Programming Directors, Media Technical Directors/Managers, Set and Exhibit Designers, Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators, Management Analysts, Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers, Instructional Coordinators, Talent Directors, Photographers, Marketing Managers, Librarians and Media Collections Specialists, Music Directors and Composers

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