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Art Directors Skills

Below are the skills needed to be art directors according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Skill NameImportanceCompetence
Speaking44
Active Listening44
Time Management3.883.88
Judgment and Decision Making3.883.75
Reading Comprehension3.753.88

Art Directors Abilities

Below are the abilities needed to be art directors according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Ability NameImportanceCompetence
Fluency of Ideas4.124
Originality4.124.38
Oral Comprehension44
Oral Expression44.12
Near Vision44.12

Art Directors Knowledge

Below are the knowledge areas needed to be art directors according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Knowledge AreaImportanceCompetence
Sales and Marketing4.445.19
English Language4.345.06
Communications and Media4.175.5
Computers and Electronics3.925.17
Design3.834.1

Art Directors Work activities

Below are the work activities involved in being art directors according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work ActivityImportanceCompetence
Thinking Creatively4.915.75
Interacting With Computers4.85.01
Getting Information4.433.77
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships4.394.89
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work4.365.93

Art Directors Work styles

Below are the work styles involved in being art directors according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work StyleImportance
Attention to Detail4.57
Dependability4.47
Innovation4.44
Adaptability/Flexibility4.42
Initiative4.2

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Art Directors

Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Art Directors jobs , as of 2017

   
Metro AreaTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim4,040 $126,990
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward1,500 $136,150
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn900 $81,040
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington700 $90,820
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach560 $83,100
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue560 $104,350
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell540 $96,390
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale400 $70,830
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood380 $90,430
Austin-Round Rock380 $93,430

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Total employment and salary for professions similar to art directors

Source : 2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 22.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

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