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Art Director Job Description

We have crafted a series of job description examples for a variety of digital roles.

Very often, in-house recruiters and HR departments ask us to help them write their job descriptions, and since this aspect of our recruitment service is very useful to them, we’ve realised that this could be useful to others too, so we have provided a list of job descriptions here.

With more than 20 years of experience in digital and technology recruitment and having placed thousands of candidates in Ireland and across Europe, we understand the value of a compelling job description, so we hope that these examples will help you in your search for a digital or technology professional; please feel free to use and edit to as per your specific needs and preferences.

If you are a candidate seeking a role, you can view a list of our current job offers on our job board.

Example of Art Director Job Description


  • Company overview: Founding vision, current state of affairs, size, relevant stats. 
  • Role mission: Goals, team, and resources to make it happen. 


  •  Create and develop visual concepts for various projects.
  •  Lead and manage a team of creative professionals.
  •  Oversee design process from concept to delivery.
  •  Work with clients and stakeholders to align visuals with goals.
  •  Review and approve all creative materials.
  •  Stay updated with industry trends and incorporate new ideas.
  •  Present creative concepts and design solutions.
  •  Manage budgets, timelines, and resources efficiently.

Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:

  •  Expertise in design software such as Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign).
  •  Strong ability to develop and articulate creative concepts.
  •  Proven experience leading and mentoring creative teams.
  •  Skills in managing multiple projects, timelines, and budgets.
  •  Ability to work effectively with clients, marketing teams, and other stakeholders.
  •  Excellent verbal and visual communication skills.
  •  Strong eye for detail and quality control.
  •  Awareness of current design trends and best practices.
  •  Ability to think critically and solve design challenges.
  •  Several years of experience in a creative role, preferably with a background in advertising, marketing, or media.


  • Experience with user research and data analytics to inform design decisions.
  • Clear understanding of business goals and user behavior.
  • Experience in planning and leading user testing sessions.
  • Knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


  • Salary 
  • Working arrangement: (Hybrid, Remote, Office) 
  • Perks 


We are accepting applications until the end of *MONTH*. We’ll be delighted to meet you for a first interview with *NAME*, our hiring manager. 

If you are looking for roles that are more web specific, you can check the Art Worker Job Description.

If you would like to check 2024 salaries for Designers or Graphic Designers, check our Design salaries. Or you can download our acclaimed Prosperity Digital Salary Survey to be on top of current salaries for the digital sector.

Writing a job spec is the first phase of the hiring process at any given company, we love to help companies do this in an effective way so we've put together a post where we explain our secrets for a well structured hiring process and how to make it more efficient.