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“Art Director based Frequently Asked Questions by expert members with experience as Art Director. These questions and answers will help you strengthen your technical skills, prepare for the new job test and quickly revise the concepts”

79 Art Director Questions And Answers

1⟩ What is creative Director?

It designs and built the strategies to meet the business objective directed by the client. It establishes the overall creative direction and reports to a senior manager


2⟩ Do you know what does a video game art director do?

Video game art director is mainly responsible for

☛ Imagining and implementing artistic vision for a video game

☛ Communicating with the management, producers, game publisher and team

☛ Throughout the production process, he has to maintain the vision consistently

☛ Constant interaction with other studio department, to ensure that the art direction is feasible and supported properly


3⟩ What is art Director?

The look and feel of the entire production are in the hand of Art director. It advances art direction based on creative strategy given by the creative director and develops design and style for the ads.


6⟩ Tell me why did you become an Art Director?

When discussing this theme, the energy and imagination behind the answers will give you an idea of the designer’s character and spirit.

Based on the answers, an interviewer can expand the interview based on the designer’s concept and style preferences, influences, historical references and everything that drives his/her’s professional career.


8⟩ Please explain me about an accomplishment you are most proud of?

I am most proud of when my team and I won an award for best design and originality for a film production we've worked on as we've all cooperated with each other and treated each other as equals. I was proud to see my team grow as time went by and I'm glad they were my team.


9⟩ Tell me what software do you use, and when?

Standard skills are a must, from Adobe to Sketch, but look for the extra during an interview.

Processing, illustration, animation, video, art skills, and the like, that bring extra potential to specific clients and projects.


10⟩ Tell us do you have any writing experience?

Having worked with outside sources and overseas production I have written and communicated through many emails to get across many creative ideas and solutions. Also some personal writing through blogs and personal projects.


11⟩ Tell me what constitutes good design?

We all know that good design conveys information and communicates ideas.

This may come as a general question, but you can explain it to us, and show us your knowledge, and describe good design by telling us about projects, products, visual identities, campaigns, services, apps that inspired you or influenced you in any way.

Dieter Rams and his straightforward list of 10 principles in design, laid down key points, clearly stating what makes a good design. This information is a timeless source of inspiration and a great starting point to discuss projects that include these principles; it’s even better if a designer questions them.


12⟩ Tell me what is your biggest design career moment?

From awards, to happy clients, consumers, engaged public, social movement, and tangible results in skyrocketing numbers and profits, we want to hear it all.

How did it start, what happened, and why did you succeed?


13⟩ Do you know what are the main job duties and responsibilities of art director employee?

art director responsibilities are to formulate basic layout design or presentation approach and specify material details, such as style and size of type, photographs, graphics, animation, video, and sound; present final layouts to clients for approval; research current trends and new technology, such as printing production techniques, computer software, and design trends; create custom illustrations or other graphic elements;

Review and approve art materials, copy materials, and proofs of printed copy developed by staff members; manage own accounts and projects, working within budget and scheduling requirements; attend photo shoots and printing sessions to ensure that the products needed are obtained; review illustrative material to determine if it conforms to standards and specifications; confer with clients to determine objectives, budget, background information, and presentation approaches, styles, and techniques; confer with creative, art, copywriting, or production department heads to discuss client requirements and presentation concepts and to coordinate creative activities; work with creative directors to develop design solutions; negotiate with printers and estimators to determine what services will be performed;

Hire, train, and direct staff members who develop design concepts into art layouts or who prepare layouts for printing; mark up, paste, and complete layouts and write typography instructions to prepare materials for typesetting or printing; prepare detailed storyboards showing sequence and timing of story development for television production; conceptualize and help design interfaces for multimedia games, products, and devices.


15⟩ As you know design school never ends, at least for great designers. How do you learn and grow your knowledge and expertise?

Designers are curious, and want to know everything and get better with each passing day. Share your design secret on how you expand and improve your knowledge.

☛ How did you learn from your mistakes, and from mistakes made by others?

☛ What books do you recommend, how do you stay in touch with design trends?

☛ What are your influences in design?

☛ What magazines, design and creative blogs do you follow?


16⟩ Tell us as an art director how you will find the right agency?

☛ Don’t follow the agency just because they have bigger names, try to look whether that agency has the work you are interested in

☛ Research on the working style of the agency, whether it is biased towards specific media usage

☛ Look whether agency allows you to implement your idea freely

☛ Check whether their billing process is transparent.


18⟩ Explain what makes a great app in terms of visual design?

A great app requires a unique visual design, a fast and understandable user experience and interaction.

Clear display of information and hierarchy are fundamental in how the user understands the intended visual communication of the app. Memorable visual identity and association of colour are just a few elements that make a great app.

Show us some great apps and explain what makes them good. Likewise, explain how some popular apps could be improved upon.


19⟩ Explain me the abilities you have in order to work with us as art director?

I have the ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity), come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem, see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer), listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences, communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.


20⟩ Tell me what are your strengths as Art Director?

Tell us what you do best and list the areas where you want to be even better. Please do show off (but don’t overdo it).

Concentrate on all the positive qualities that you would bring to a project, client or a brand. We know that you work hard, and might be a team player, but we want to know what you can create that would be excellent.